These bees are lovingly cared for by Bee Girl leis from Peachester. Honey has been used for centuries for its healing properties and sweet flavour. Honey is much sweeter than table sugar and is better for you. When possible, it’s best to buy locally grown, organic, raw honey. This will be produced by bees in or near the environment you live. Consuming foods from the area you live is beneficial as they contain the immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment. Fresh, raw honey will also be tastier, and more potent. When you buy from local independent farmers you help your local economy. As a healing remedy, raw honey can address multiple issues. There are far more benefits of honey than I can include here but here are some of the more interesting benefits you may not know about. Honey and cinnamon can help in many areas including relief from bladder infections, arthritis, upset stomach and bad breath. It’s even supposed to be able to slow down hair loss. Raw honey can be used as a medication for issues related to male impotence and female infertility. Warm raw goat milk and raw honey is believed to increase sperm count considerably. Honey is a great aid in relieving morning sickness. A salve made of honey for diabetic ulcers, has been proven effective when other topical ointments are not well tolerated. It can be applied to eczema, canker sores or bleeding gums. Honey and apple cider vinegar can be used for many ailments like stomach aches, constipation and even migraines. Honey and lemon goes to work in the body shifting the extra fat stores, thus making it usable energy for regular body functions. Honey is cholesterol-free and can reportedly help keep cholesterol levels in check.