Have you ever been called “Honey”? It is a term of endearment that is similar to “darling”, “sugar” or “sweetie” and is quite common. Often, in the South, its coupled with another word like “honey-child”, or “honey-honey!” which is used more as an exclamation rather than a name. I’ve heard it combined with other nouns to enhance their meaning like with fishing. If you have a fishing hole, it is just a place to fish, but if you have a fishing “honey-hole” that is where you catch a lot of fish. It is in song titles and lyrics such as “sugar pie, honey bunch” – an extended term of endearment, presumably loved more than if you just called them “shug”.
The older I get, its one more way to be energy efficient. Folks use it simply to keep from having to remember everyone’s name. You can call little Billy, little Madilyn and little Dominique all “Honey” and have them be happy about it. Consider the difference between calling someone “Honey” or calling them by a wrong name. Much better to just go with “Hon” and save time and energy. It’s a happy term and honey is a happy substance. It’s one of the few things in life that is both good and good-for-you.
Most folks know that honey helps keep you healthy. Allergies are just one ailment that can be helped with eating un-processed, local, honey. There is a small amount of pollen in un-processed honey. Eating this consistently helps to desensitize your reaction to that pollen. That is why you need to eat honey from bees that are visiting your local plants. Local meaning within about 20 miles from your home. If you live in Pennsylvania and are trying to alleviate your allergies, eating Tupelo honey won’t help, but it still tastes good. Did you know that surgeons are placing honey into incisions to help them heal quicker? Also, at the diabetes and burn centers, they are using gauze and honey wraps on the most difficult wounds and ulcers. Honey is a natural disinfectant that never goes bad.
If you live in the Chattahoochee River Valley, and have allergies or just enjoy honey, you are in luck! Our 2017 honey has finally been extracted. The weather has been wet and the winter was difficult, but surprisingly our bees produced beyond our expectations. Of course, folks on our honey list get first dibs, but happily, honey is available. If you would like to get on our honey list, just let us know through the “contact us” section of this website. Honey-honey!