Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
See also bees and hives.
"Honey is a sweet and viscous fluid produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers.[...]For around 2000 years, honey has been used to treat a variety of ailments through topical application, though it was not until modern times that the cause of infection was understood. Now, has shown that the folk remedy of using honey to treat wounds has a scientific explanation: it acts as an antiseptic/antibacterial agent. As an antimicrobial agent honey has potential for treating a variety of ailments. Antibacterial properties of honey are the result of the low water activity causing osmosis, hydrogen peroxide effect, and high acidity....." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey
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