Nowadays, due to the fast pace of life, we are increasingly forgetting about our diet. Over the years, honey has become a symbol of natural nutrition due to its valuable nutritional value. Other bee products are also becoming increasingly important. Namely, they effectively supplement modern foods, which are robbed of vitamins, mineral salts and amino acids due to new methods of production and excessive chemical processing.
Honey has been the only sweetener for millennia and at the same time it has been considered a versatile and miraculous remedy for a wide variety of ailments and problems.
HOW IS HONEY FORMED?
Honey is a dense liquid or crystallized food produced by bees. It is formed from various sources: from flower nectar or other secretions of living plant parts, or from various types of manna. Mana are sweet droplets secreted by insects (lice, capers, crickets) that live on living parts of plants and suck up the plant juices they need for their own lives. The basic raw material for honey production is medicine or nectar and manna, which bees bring to the hive, process, add secretions of their glands and thicken. This produces honey, which is stored in honeycomb cells, which are then sealed with wax caps. Honey contains a lot of sugars (about 80%), some water (up to 20%), and to a lesser extent enzymes (diastase, invertase, catalase, peroxidase, lipase), minerals (potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, chlorine, phosphorus, iodine, etc.), organic acids, vitamins, proteins …
With the right weather conditions and abundant honey in nature, it happens that the honeycombs are soon full and the beekeeper has to prepare for pouring honey. The pouring of honey must be approached with a great deal of care and diligence, as negligent handling can affect the quality and safety of honey. He must take care of the suitability of the premises, personal hygiene and the suitability of the utensils he uses when pouring honey. All equipment and utensils must be made of a suitable material suitable for food. Before putting a full honeycomb in the tap, it is necessary to remove the wax caps with special beekeeping forks so that the honey can escape from the honeycomb cells. Place the honeycomb thus discovered in the grinder. By rotating the tap, we create a centrifugal force that causes honey to flow out of the clock cells to the bottom of the tap. The honey thus obtained is then filtered and filtered, which means that impurities, most often wax, are removed from its surface. It is now ready to be filled into the packaging.