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Honey is produced in one of the most efficient factories in the world – the beehive – by the most efficient workers – bees. Honey’s colour and flavour will vary depending on where it comes from. There are 22 types of honey that are commonly made from flowers.

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  • The lighter honeys tend to have milder flavours than those with darker colours. Honey is composed primarily of fructose, glucose, and water. However, they also contain other sugars and trace enzymes as well as minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. It is composed of 80% sugars, 20% water.
  • Because of its climate and vegetation, Australia is a major honey producer.
  • The honey produced by Australia’s eucalypts is excellent. Honey produced by eucalypts has a distinctive flavour and density.
  • The majority of Australian honey is made from eucalypt boxes, gum, stringy bark, and iron bark tree family members.
  • Australia exports half its honey, especially to Germany and the UK.
  • Honey is the only food to provide all the essential nutrients necessary for life.
  • A beehive usually produces more than 180kg honey per year.
  • Guards guard the entrance to each hive. Bees have a distinctive smell that helps them to be identified.
  • A colony of bees may contain between 40,000 and 60,000 bees in the summer months.
  • One honeybee can only produce one-third of a teaspoon of honey per year.
  • Honeybees travel over 88,000km to collect half a kilogram of honey. They visit approximately 2 million flowers. Honeybees are herbivorous but cannibalize their brood if they become stressed.
  • Honeybees live for only 4 weeks in summer and 6 weeks during winter.
  • The queen bee will mate for up to 17 drones in 1-2 days. The sperm from these matings is stored by the queen bee so that she can have a lifetime supply and never needs to mate again.
  • The queen bee can lay 600-500 eggs per day over her three- to four-year life. This daily egg quota could equal her bodyweight.
  • The attendant worker bees take care of the queen bee and her brood.
  • Alexander the Great’s body was embalmed with honey.
  • Honey never spoils.
  • Honey has many healing properties. Honey speeds up healing. Honey has been used for centuries to treat wounds. Honey is rich in nutrients that stimulate tissue regeneration and the growth of new capillaries. Honey draws lymph out of the cells and absorbs moisture to fight infection. You can buy band-aids infused with honey in Australian and New Zealand pharmacies. It can also be used to treat diseases like typhoid or pneumonia.
  • Honey can be fatal to babies under one year old because it contains spores their immune system isn’t equipped to handle.