Honey and Tea: An Age-Old Remedy

IMG_0047.jpgWith a stubborn winter still going strong, it’s time to take stock of the all-natural arsenal we have when temperatures outside plunge and our internal temperatures soar. Whether you need to warm up or cool off—adding raw honey to a hot mug of tea can soothe, heal, and revitalize.

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Nature's Conditioner: 11 Ways to Use Butchwax

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At Bee Raw we’re not content to let honey steal all the attention. We’re out to save the bees, after all, so the more bee-related products we can conjure up, the better the bees', and their beekeepers', fighting chances.

Enter Butchwax, our concoction of beeswax, jojoba oil, and essential oils. Centuries ago, everyone from Midwestern farmers to Thomas Jefferson used beeswax for anything in need of moisturizing or conditioning. And why not? As we find again and again in our quest for sustainability, nature’s way is the best way.

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Bergamot: The Scent of Romance

Bergamot.jpgAs romance goes, few regions of the world can surpass Calabria, Italy. The “tip of the boot” offers vistas of the sea from rocky shores, and mountainous peaks looming above a coastal border. In the rich soil of Calabria, a bounty of flora grows during long Mediterranean summers. To us at Bee Raw, it sounds like paradise.

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Winter Skin Miracle Workers

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Freezing temperatures often leave skin dehydrated and a little TOO rosy. But what if we told you the remedy to your complexion woes can be found in one of our products?

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Is Honey Safe to Eat Raw?

"Raw honey is one of the world's safest foods. But how can something that is not processed or at the very least filtered be so safe? The reason is that most harmful bacteria cannot live within raw honey for any length of time. By the time it's in the hive and on your table it's safe to eat. "

Zeke Freeman
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New Year, New Cold?

Honey to the Rescue. It's seems we've all been ravaged by that post holiday hangover—via the common cold. Soar throats, chills.

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Honey to the Fitness Rescue



The problem with many post-workout foods is their resulting hypoglycemia cycle. What's that? Something that can negate all of the hard work you just completed in or outside of the gym.

As we enter this holiday season, physical fitness will, for some of us—and hopefully many of us—play a large role in our lives given that we eat more during this period than any other during the year.

Ingest a simple carbohydrate for refueling that quickly digests and is absorbed by the body can result in a spike in blood sugar followed by a quick and potentially dangerous drop. The solution? Raw honey, as it may be one of the best carbohydrates to refuel to avoid that negative hypoglycemia effect.

In fact, in a 2007 review in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition by Dr. Richard Kreider, chair of the Department of Health, Human Performance & Recreation at Baylor University, the effectiveness of honey after a workout was examined. Kreider and colleagues explain that honey is a highly effective means of post-workout recovery. In addition, honey does not result in a state of hypoglycemia; rather, it can actually maintain blood glucose more effectively than sucrose or maltodextrin.

Could it get any better than that?! —Zeke
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Ancient Honey



What do the the Greeks
, the Romans, the Egyptians and the Babylonians all have in common? Yes, they all settled and developed great cultures around rivers. The Romans settled in the Tiber River; the Egyptians, in the Nile River. But little known is that all of these cultures shared in common a love and need for raw honey.

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The Honey Hangover Cure




Pain be Gone. Scientists from Britain's Royal Society of Chemistry claim that honey is the best natural hangover cure.

Here's how it works. The fructose is essential in helping the body break down alcohol. Eating it on toast makes it even more effective because it adds potassium and sodium—which also help process alcohol. 

Cheers!—The Buzz

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