Premium New Zealand honey producer admits adding chemicals: media
A New Zealand company pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of adding artificial chemicals to its premium manuka honey, media reported, in a flagship prosecution over a product that is high-value export for the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weak honey bee colonies may fail from cold exposure during shipping
(US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service) Weak honey bee colonies may fail after being exposed to cold temperature changes that happen during truck shipping. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of raw honey?
Raw honey is honey taken straight from the beehive. It may offer more health benefits than regular honey. In this article, we look at what is raw honey, its health benefits, and possible risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Is Honey Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Because it comes from nature — from bees, no less — honey has a health halo. But is honey really healthy? Here’s what dietitians say about the health benefits of honey. What is honey made of? Honey is made from nectar. “Bees collect the dilute-sugary nectar of flora plants, produce an enzymatic activity after ingestion, regurgitate it into honey cells and evaporate a high percentage of the water out of it, producing a super-sweet viscous liquid known as honey,” explains Dana Hunnes, a senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The sweet substance is mostly fructose and glucose &mda...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Honey, I ate the kids: The sweet side of filial cannibalism
(Frontiers) Why do some animals eat or abandon their offspring? According to researchers at the University of Tennessee and the University of Oxford, these might actually be forms of parental care.Published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, their mathematical model shows that when overcrowding threatens offspring survival -- which often occurs due to spread of infection or competition for resources -- sacrificing a few so the most can live becomes the ultimate form of tough love. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How are raw honey and regular honey different?
Many people believe that raw honey is more healthful than regular honey. Is this true? In this article, we look at the differences between raw and regular honey, including their health benefits and risks, and other types of honey. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Pesticide Marketed as Safe for Bees Harms Them in Study
Flupyradifurone, sold as Sivanto, is reported to have greater lethal and sublethal effects on honey bees when combined with a common fungicide. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 12, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Pesticide cocktail can harm honey bees
(University of California - San Diego) A series of tests conducted over several years by scientists at UC San Diego have shown for the first time that Sivanto, developed by Bayer CropScience AG and first registered for commercial use in 2014, could pose a range of threats to honey bees depending on seasonality, bee age and use in combination with common chemicals such as fungicides. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 10, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical-Grade Honey as an Alternative to Surgery Medical-Grade Honey as an Alternative to Surgery
Is wound management with medical-grade honey a viable alternative to operative debridement?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

6 Health benefits to make you love manuka honey (if you don't already)
(Natural News) Manuka honey is a unique kind of honey from New Zealand. It comes from the manuka tree and has many therapeutic properties. These include: Strengthening the immune system: Having manuka honey on hand will be helpful because this powerful honey has antibacterial properties that can boost your immunity, especially during the cold and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Add honey to warm water and unlock a bevy of health benefits
(Natural News) Raw honey, a popular superfood, is used to make honey water: a common remedy that can relieve minor health complaints. Drinking warm honey water can address digestive problems and it can also help improve your cholesterol levels. Honey is “virtually all sugar from a caloric standpoint” – a tablespoon has 64 calories and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Codifying the universal language of honey bees
(Virginia Tech) In a paper appearing in April's issue of Animal Behaviour researchers decipher the instructive messages encoded in the insects' movements, called waggle dances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USA LESS Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of LEOPARD Miracle Honey Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil
USA LESS, is voluntarily recalling all lots of LEOPARD Miracle Honey, to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found LEOPARD Miracle Honey to be tainted with sildenafil. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 25, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Century Snacks LLC Recalls Snak Club Honey Bliss Nut Mix Due to Undeclared Allergen
Century Snacks, LLC of Commerce, CA is recalling all packages of 3-oz. and 5.75-oz. SNAK CLUB HONEY BLISS NUT MIX due to undeclared MILK. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to MILK run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Fish and Bees "Talk" with Help from Robot Translators
Robots integrated into groups of zebrafish and of one-day-old honey bees allow the two species to influence each other's behavior. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Honey bee colonies more successful by foraging on non-crop fields
(US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service) Honey bee colonies foraging on land with a strong cover of clover species and alfalfa do more than three times as well than if they are put next to crop fields of sunflowers or canola, according to a study just published in Scientific Reports by an Agricultural Research Service scientist and his colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Honey bee gut microbiome research -- NSF grant
(Virginia Tech) 'Using the honey bee gut microbiome as a model to study host defense against parasites could have implications for understanding the human microbiome and host defense, as well.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lead and cadmium can contaminate your beverages from microwave-heated ceramic cups, reveals study
(Natural News) You’ve gone out of your way to seek organic green tea from a trustworthy source, and the honey you stir into it has an impeccable pedigree. Now you can sit back, take a sip, and relax knowing that you’re not putting anything toxic into your body – or are you? An alarming new... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honey and black cumin found to treat H. Pylori patients
(Natural News) Helicobacter pylori – or H. pylori – infections are fairly common, with more than half the world’s population likely walking around with these bacteria in their gut. Nonetheless, they are responsible for the majority of ulcers of the small intestine and stomach, and are becoming increasingly difficult to treat. New “superbug” type antibiotic-resistant strains... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat a cold or flu at home
Most people can treat colds and the flu with rest and home remedies, such as garlic, honey, and zinc. Learn more about home remedies for colds and the flu here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Earning a bee's wings
(Washington University in St. Louis) When a honey bee turns 21 days old, she leaves the nest to look for pollen and nectar. For her, this is a moment of great risk, and great reward. It's also the moment at which she becomes recognizable to other bees. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

First ever study looks at the potential of eugenol (found in honey) for treating triple negative breast cancer
(Natural News) Breast cancer is becoming more and more prevalent not just in women but also in men. This is a major health concern because of the high mortality risk associated with this disease. Although there are conventional treatments for breast cancer, these are often ineffective and are associated with adverse side effects. Because of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foreign bees monopolize prize resources in biodiversity hotspot
(University of California - San Diego) New research revealed that foreign honey bees often account for more than 90 percent of pollinators observed visiting flowers in San Diego, considered a global biodiversity hotspot. The non-native bees have established robust feral populations and currently make up 75 percent of the region's observed pollinators. Their monopoly over the most abundantly blooming plant species may strongly affect the ecology and evolution of species that are foundational to the stability of the region's plant-pollinator interactions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Wonder from Down Under: Australian Manuka honey shown just as effective as New Zealand varieties
(Natural News) New Zealand manuka honey has long been marketed as an effective means of lowering cholesterol, treating skin wounds, and even preventing cancer. However, new research has discovered that Australian-made manuka honey is just as potent against superbugs as the New Zealand variety. A team of researchers at the University of Technology Sydney studied... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Among the Many Talents of the Humble Honey Bee: Arithmetic
Honey bees are capable of understanding complex arithmetic, according to a new study published Wednesday. Scientists discovered that bees can “learn to use blue and yellow as symbolic representations for addition or subtraction,” according to the report published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances. While many animals demonstrate an understanding of basic numbers for tasks such as foraging, shoaling, and resource management, more complex math can be done only by a limited number of nonhuman vertebrates. The findings are significant because honey bees and humans are separated by more than 400 million y...
Source: TIME: Science - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Casey Quackenbush Tags: Uncategorized animals onetime overnight Source Type: news

ARS microscopy research helps unravel the workings of a major honey bee pest
(US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service) ARS research reverses decades of scientific dogma regarding how a major honey bee pest -- Varroa destructor mites -- feeds on honey bees. The mites feed on honey bees' fat body tissue (an organ similar to the human liver) rather than on bees' 'blood,' (or hemolymph). Varroa mites are considered the greatest single driver of the global honey bee colony losses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Honey is medicine: 4 Scientifically proven perks to using Nature's sweetener
(Natural News) Honey is so much more than just a natural sweetener. This potent superfood has a long history of being used as a natural remedy due to its health-boosting properties. Honey can be used to treat a number of ailments and health conditions ranging anywhere from soothing an upset stomach to curing skin infections... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: Three-ingredient ointment proven to soothe sore, dry and itchy skin
ECZEMA treatment can vary from person to person - a remedy that works for one person may not necessarily work for the other. If topical creams prescribed by your doctor don ’t work then a natural remedy might. One study found a three-ingredient ointment containing honey could soothe an eczema rash and dry skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nine ways to experience the magic of Manuka honey
(Natural News) As far as sweeteners go, honey has been around for thousands of years and has been used as a food and a potent natural remedy. Unfortunately, like most foods produced today, the potency has been greatly diminished through various processing techniques and profitable short cuts that have left many honeys devoid of enzymes and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The study of the constituents and source of toxicants in poisonous honey - Wu H, Luo H, Huang F, Zhou X, Huang X, Chen J.
A novel method for non-target screening of toxicants in poisonous honey was established in this study. Poisonous honey and nontoxic honey were contrastive detected using liquid chromatography quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry and analyzed by Mass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Sweet potatoes pack the unique health benefits of regular potatoes with a little something extra. “In general, the more color you can add into your diet coming from fruits and vegetables, the better,” says Yasi Ansari, a sports dietitian in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Still, the many nutritional benefits are no excuse to spring for sweet potato fries at every chance. Here’s what you need to know about how healthy sweet potatoes are, plus the best ways to incorporate them into any diet. What are the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes? “All potatoes are nutrient-dense and healthy for you,&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Fighting human disease with birth control ... for mosquitoes
(University of Arizona) A newly discovered protein that is crucial for egg production in mosquitoes opens a possibility for 'mosquito birth control.' The approach might offer a way to reduce mosquito populations in areas of human disease transmission without harming beneficial insects such as honey bees. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

It's not just pesticides that are wiping out bee pollinators... scientists now find that ANTIBIOTICS have a 50% kill rate of honey bees
(Natural News) Antibiotic treatment may actually do more harm than good for honeybees, according to a recent study. Beekeepers spray honeybee colonies with antibiotics to help stave off foul brood. This treatment is typically done to beehives several times a year to prevent bacterial infections that may damage the larvae. To test the effects of antibiotics... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another superfood to add to your pantry: 9 Surprising benefits of bee propolis
(Natural News) Bees are one of the greatest gifts to mankind. They don’t just play a crucial role in pollination, they also produce various nutrient-rich substances such as honey and the lesser known bee propolis. The latter, which is also called bee glue, results from the metabolism of a resin secreted by trees. This process produces a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular pesticides found to damage ability of honey bee pollinators to FLY
(Natural News) A commonly used class of pesticides called neonicotinoid damages the ability of honey bee pollinators to fly, a recent study revealed. Previous studies have shown that honey bee pollinators that ingested the said chemical were less likely to return to the colony, which in turn decreased the number of foragers. As part of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A fatal case of acute renal failure from envenoming syndrome after massive bee attack: a case report and literature review - Hughes RL.
Envenoming syndrome is a systemic toxic reaction to the inoculation of large volume of insect venom, typically after a swarm attack from bees. Africanized honey bees are notorious for their aggressive nature, and human deaths resulting from Africanized hon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Manuka Honey: Today we're launching a glyphosate-tested, laboratory-verified, high-potency premium raw Manuka Honey for health, first aid and preparedness
(Natural News) After more than a year of sourcing and lab testing, we’re now introducing the most potent and heavily scrutinized raw Manuka honey product in the world: Health Ranger Select Premium Raw Manuka Honey. This is the only Manuka honey product in the world that’s laboratory tested for MGO (Methylglyoxal) by the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bee pollen is one of nature's most complete superfoods - here's why
(Natural News) Most people are familiar with honey and its many health benefits; but few people know about another product from bees called bee pollen. As its name suggests, this product is made by bees from the pollen they have collected which they then form into granules by combining it with their saliva. It might not sound... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lemon honey juice fasting may be useful for women trying to lose weight
(Natural News) Tangy lemon, sweet honey, and fasting all have their roles to play in naturopathy. Taken together as lemon honey juice fasting, they can purge toxins from the body, restore the natural balance, and bring other benefits. All three elements are known to contribute to wellness. Fasting grants respite to the digestive system. The energy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can honey products be used to remedy allergic rhinitis symptoms?
(Natural News) Allergies are a recurring health problem that cannot be cured, only alleviated. Traditional medicine systems prescribe a number of herbal remedies that include royal jelly and green propolis. Japanese researchers investigated the means by which these natural products can improve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. One of the most important molecules involved in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural cancer solutions: Aloe vera and honey can reduce tumor progression
(Natural News) Cancer occurs because of the growth of abnormal tumor cells in specific parts of the body. Currently, conventional methods of treating the disease are complicated, expensive, and very painful for patients. According to a study, this may not necessarily be the case anymore as safer but effective alternatives exist in the form of honey... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compounds in manuka honey fight off bacteria on multiple levels
(Natural News) Honey can be added to just about anything your heart desires but there’s so much more to it than just its sweet and delicious taste. This naturally-occurring substance has long been used for various medicinal applications as well, such as fighting off bacteria. However, not all honey is created equal. A specific variety called manuka honey... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 amazing reasons to take manuka honey
(Natural News) Manuka honey, which is produced in New Zealand and some parts of Australia, has gained immense popularity in recent years due to its many health benefits. However, it has already been used as folkloric medicine prior to its rise to fame. For those who still aren’t familiar with this product, it might seem unnecessary to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New laboratory system allows researchers to probe the secret lives of queen bees
(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A group of researchers at the University of Illinois has established a laboratory-based method for tracking the fertility of honey bee queens, using a laboratory set-up that would mimic the key aspects of the hive environment and allow detection of egg-laying by honey bee queens living with small groups of worker bees. The resulting system allowed them to explore the relationship between worker nutrition and queen fertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Honey, I shrunk the lab: Technology for making small devices has a big impact for St. Michael’s and Ryerson researchers
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - November 30, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Honey, I shrunk the lab: Lab for making small devices has a big impact for St. Michael’s and Ryerson researchers
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - November 29, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

3 of the best carriers for making herbal remedies
(Natural News) Carriers are substances that preserve the full herb or any extracted portion of it. They work as a protectant and a medium to dispense it to a person. Here are three of the best carriers you can use to make herbal medicines and how to infuse them: Honey: Honey is a demulcent, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Propolis from honey bees is a powerful superfood that kills Candida albicans
(Natural News) Propolis — also known as bee glue — can be used to counter Candida albicans, the fungal pathogen behind candidiasis or yeast infection. This is according to a study that compared the antifungal effects with those of other natural extracts. In the study, the researchers compared the effects of propolis, garden thyme (Thymus... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate's tree are surprisingly poorly protected
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) An indicator to measure plant conservation shows a wide range of wild plants used for food, medicine, shelter, fuel, livestock forage and other valuable purposes are at risk. These include wild populations of firs used for Christmas trees, the original types of kitchen-cupboard staples like vanilla, chamomile, cacao and cinnamon, wild relatives of crops like coffee, and non-cultivated plants used by bees to make honey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Honey-filled pacifiers linked to cases of botulism
Four infants in Texas were treated for botulism after being given a honey-containing pacifiers purchased in Mexico (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news