While you may have spent Easter Sunday with family enjoying a nice gathering, three Florida men took advantage of the holiday in an unusual way. Apparently stolen honey is sweeter than bought, as these men decided to “steal” the honey from a hive of peaceful bees.
The hive of over 30,000 had been keeping to themselves, making their home in a magnolia tree in a residential yard. After the failed burglary of the hive, the unnamed men have hospitalized, and are recovering from more than 50 stings each.
Pasco County Fire Rescue responded when observers called 911. According to a neighbor, it required over 15 minutes of spraying the men with a high pressure fire hose for the bees to cease and desist. The hive is to be left alone for 24 hours, and then will be relocated to a safer location.
These guys might think next time before taking honey from wild honeybees. Best leave that to Winnie the Pooh.
While they didn’t have the best plan, the Floridians might have been on to something with their raw honey craving. As it is the only food that doesn’t spoil, honey is one of the most “super” of the superfoods. It’s tried and true as a sweetener, but there are many more ways to take advantage of this sticky powerhouse.
Here are four of our favorite uses:
1. In a healthy sports drink
Using raw honey and natural, unrefined sea salt is a great way to replenish the sugars and salts you naturally lose when you sweat during exercise. Using Tulsi (Holy Basil) tea as your base, and mix 1 tablespoon of raw honey and 1 pinch of sea salt into 2 cups of tea.
2. In your end-of-the-world stockpile
Are you building up an emergency food supply for the apocalypse? Honey should be in it! This food of the gods never spoils—collections of it have actually been found in ancient Egyptian tombs. It also provides the perfect balance of glucose and fructose for energy, along with a ton of vitamins and enzymes.
3. As a burn treatment
Extensive research has been done on using raw honey to treat burns, as it’s incredibly effective in soothing and healing the skin. To use raw honey this way, first cool the burned area with cold water or ice. Then, apply clean, raw honey to the burned area.
Next, wrap the area with plastic wrap to keep it in place. Change the dressing and check for an infection every 48 hours.
4. The powers of raw honey and organic coconut oil together are outstanding. Combining these two superfoods is something everyone should take advantage of. Here is a popular way we like to use both of these amazing foods:
Honey can effectively treat conditions like acne, rosacea, and eczema, while coconut oil is great for relieving dry or irritated skin, as well as for reducing wrinkles. Mixing them to make a nourishing face mask leads to super soft, clear, hydrated skin! Here’s how you do it!
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
Mix coconut oil and honey in a small bowl with a spoon until it’s well combined. Apply the mixture to your face and neck with your fingertips—gently—as sometimes honey can crystalize and be rough on your skin. Let it sink in for up to 20 minutes, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Simple, easy and effective!
Remember, when buying honey, always be sure to purchase, raw, organic honey, and choose a local supplier whenever possible.
-The Alternative Daily