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Hey honey, honey!

 “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh is definitely the most famous bear to wax lyrical about honey, so we thought it only right to start this blog about honey with this lovely quote.

History tells us that honey has always played a part in our lives. Ancient Egyptians used it to sweeten cakes and (less appetizingly) to embalm. The therapeutic use of honey is documented in traditional Hindu Ayurvedic medicine texts from 4000 years ago and the Mayans kept stingless bees, which they believed to be sacred, as pets and used their honey for cooking.

Honey still continues to capture our imagination; sweetening our food, treating our ailments and adding a touch of golden luxury to our lives. Here’s our modern day Top 10 honey-themed ideas to inspire you:

1) Add honey & lemon to a tall glass of chilled water and ice for a refreshing summer drink

honeylemon drink

2) Use honey to preserve fruit in jars – Raspberries, blackberries, apricots or oranges will all work. Just add 1 part honey to 10 parts water.

3) Keep hands soft with regular use of our Honey Blossom Hand & Nail Cream

HONEY HandNail

4) Treat hayfever sneezes. Eating honey, especially if you can find honey produced locally to you, is supposed to reduce pollen allergies.

5) Get gardening for bees. Find out more from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and follow them on Twitter @BumblebeeTrust

6) Take a long, luxurious soak in our Honey Blossom Bath Elixir (there’s 25% off all our Honey Blossom Collection until 17 July 2014)

HONEY BathElixir-250ml

7) Cook with honey. Add honey and ginger to roasted carrots or try one of these recipes 

8) Read bestseller ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ by Sue Monk Kidd or watch the film

9) Visit a honey farm. There’s the Quince Honey Farm in Devon or Chain Bridge Honey Farm in Berwick-upon-Tweed

10) Get a taste for Beekeeping. Sign up with The London Honey Company for their Beekeeping Taster course in October 

 

Thanks for reading! 

“Life is the flower, for which love is the honey.”

~ Victor Hugo ~

 

 

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At Bronnley, we use hand crafted methods to blend natures finest fragrant ingredients into enchanting toiletries that captivate your senses.

At Bronnley, we use hand crafted methods to blend natures finest fragrant ingredients into enchanting toiletries that captivate your senses.

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