With Honeybee colonies dying off at an alarming rate over the past recent years from toxic pesticides and toxic chemicals in the environment, and one third of the United States Honeybee colonies having died off this past winter, real honey is becoming a scarce luxury to have on your shelves. Related Article: U. S. Approves New Pesticides Linked To Mass Bee Death As EU Enacts Ban
Real honey comes from the nectar of flowers that honeybees collect to produce this natural sweetner. But with the shortage of the honeybees, you now need to check if your honey is real or fake, because recent literature confirms that there is fake and even tainted honey on the shelves in stores across the United States and indeed, the world. Many local beekeepers have told me that 90% of the honey sold in grocery stores across America today is imported, mostly from China, which may even contain lead in it. And The European Union has banned honey coming from India, which is considered a majoring laundering site for honey originating in China, but the U.S. is still importing it. Read below linked article.
Asian Honey, Banned in Europe, Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves
In yet another article we are told that “some of the most long-established U.S. honey packers are knowingly buying mislabeled, transshipped or possibly altered honey so they can sell it cheaper than those companies who demand safety, quality and rigorously inspected honey’ “These big packers are still using imported honey of uncertain safety that they know is illegal because they know their chances of getting caught are slim.” According to the article, the scheme is being aided by American importers and lax enforcement by the FDA.Honey from China, according to the article, may even contain lead and can cause neurological damage if it accumulates in the body.
God gave us real honey and the Bible has a lot to say about real honey. One Proverb 24:13, tells us “Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.”
And God’s prophet Ezekiel writes: Ezekiel 16:19 “Also the food I provided for you – the fine flour, olive oil and honey I gave you to eat”
And Solomon writes: Song of Solomon 4:11 “Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue.”
Honey is not only an excellent natural sweetner and cooking ingredient, but real honey is also antibacterial with medicinal uses and has natural healing properties contained in it making it an excellent raw material to use in my handcrafted lip balm, but the honey must be real honey and not fake honey. Real honey has natural antioxidant with anti-microbial properties which assist in protecting the skin from environmental abuses from the sun and promotes the skins own ability to rejuvenate itself. Natural real honey has the ability to absorb and retain moisture which is another reason why I include natural honey in my handcrafted lip balms. To order any of my handcrafted lip balms with real honey, natural beeswax, pure jojoba oil and organic olive oil scented with either pure cinnamon leaf or spearmint leaf oil, just email me at Toni.Organics@ymail.com
ToniOrganics obtains all of the natural honey used in my handcrafted organic skin care creations from local beekeepers who harvest honey from their bee farms and bring it to local area Farm Markets to sell, which is the safest place to purchase natural honey, so you can be sure when you purchase one of my products with honey in it, the honey is real honey and not fake. For Corning, NY area residents, I have found that the best and safest place to purchase natural real honey in the Corning, NY and surrounding areas is from a local beekeeper at the Bath, NY Summer Farm Market located in the park in the center of Bath, NY beginning in May and running through October every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you have purchased any honey from the grocery store, the poster above informs you how you can test what you purchased is in fact real honey or fake honey. Click two times on the poster for a close up view.