Ancient Honey August 30 2014

 

Apiculture, the practice of beekeeping, dates back to at least 700 years BCE and it is believed that honey use dates back as many as 20 million years!

Honey has been revered by ancient cultures and it is believed that Alexander the Great was embalmed in honey.  Honey was often reserved for the wealthy and even offered to the gods by the ancient Egyptians.

In Roman times honey was used to treat soldiers' wounds which was actually quite wise since honey is anti-bacterial.  It is still used in wound care today and has been found effective against even the nastiest bacteria such as MRSA.