Ben’s Bees Raw, Local Honey – Bulk 15kg Bucket
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15kg bulk honey – food grade reusable plastic bucket.
Are you tired of buying unethical food products from big businesses in Australia?
Do you love supporting local Melbourne businesses, and eating produce that is healthy and natural?
Ben’s Bees honey is raw, local and made with love by happy bees.
What is raw honey you ask?
It’s exactly that, honey that has come straight from the animal, and is not treated in any way. It is taken from the hive in frames, spun with centrifugal force, and drained through a fine sieve to remove any wax particles. After that, we bottle up the honey for you and it is ready to make any dish delicious and nutritious, from breakfast cereal to a Sunday roast.
So, how does Ben’s Bees honey differ from honey you buy in the supermarket? The honey found in supermarkets is often pasteurised (heated to 70C or higher). This is done commercially so that the honey looks smoother and cleaner, is easier to handle and package, and stays at a runny consistency. However, this is an unnecessary measure. Honey from big companies also poses huge ethical problems in Australia, paying beekeepers bottom dollar for their produce, as well as often mixing local honey with imported honey from China to keep production costs at a minimum.
In comparison, Ben’s Bees raw honey is a natural, Australian product with optimum taste and the beautiful imperfections of anything that comes straight from nature. That means that raw honey will always crystallise within a few months after being harvested from the hive. This has no impact on the product whatsoever, other than giving it a thicker texture. Actually, raw honey tastes better, as heating denatures the products’ fine aromas and enzymes. Raw honey also has a lot of health benefits, as it is high in antioxidants, making it great for people with a common cold or sore throat, and, when taken daily, can assist those suffering from bad hay fever. It can even be applied externally to wounds to promote quicker healing.
Healthy honey for sale in Melbourne
We have all had a sniffly nose before, but if this is a regular problem – especially during springtime in Melbourne – you could be suffering from hay fever.
Hay fever, also known in the medical fraternity as allergic rhinitis, is the inflammatory swelling of tissues inside the nose that results from a sensitive immune system overreacting to pollen, dust or other airborne particles (collectively called allergens). This creates symptoms such as a runny nose, watery eyes, persistent sneezing and headaches, and may have a profound impact on the ability to sleep, work or concentrate effectively. In Melbourne, a pollen reading is featured in daily televised weather reports. This indicates how much pollen is suspended in the air; the higher the pollen reading, the worse a hay fever sufferer’s reaction is likely to be.
Over-the-counter drugs like antihistamines will often provide some relief for people with severe hay fever, but these are only a short-term solution and may be associated with side effects. Long-term alleviation of this condition may be achieved through a process called immunotherapy, which involves exposing the patient to progressively larger doses of the allergen responsible, traditionally through tablets or injections. Over time, the body becomes less sensitive to the allergen.
The same principle can be applied in a completely natural form of immunotherapy – using honey! A locally-produced Melbourne honey will contain the same pollens that cause hay fever as airborne allergens and can therefore be used to treat the condition. There is
persuasive anecdotal evidence that this really works! The recommended dosage for hay fever is two tablespoons of honey twice per day. Remember that it is vital to source honey that has been produced in your immediate area, as only this will contain the same unique mix of pollens. It is also important to confirm with your local beekeeper that the honey is raw and has been cold-filtered, as excessive heat (or pasteurisation) will destroy all the ‘goodies’ like enzymes, vitamins, minerals and pollen.
Springtime is not the favourite time of year for many Melbourne residents, as about one in every five people will suffer from hay fever. Now is the perfect time to stock up on pure, local honey. Visit 15 Marilyn Court, Blackburn North to purchase ethically-produced Melbourne honey from Ben’s Bees that may just ward off your spring hay fever.