Dark-coloured honeys outclass as far as nutritional value is concerned, while the lighter-coloured ones in taste and fragrance.

Honey crystallization is a natural procedure of unprocessed honey. The honey type defines the beginning of the crystallization. If you do not like to see it crystallized, place the jar in hot water of 40 degrees for 48 hours. The honey will be liquid again without losing its nutritional value. Never decrystallize honey by placing the jar near heat sources for example a radiator, or the sun. It ruins many nutrients it contains.

Sun and sunlight should not reach honey. Many vitamins are ruined while its bacteriostatic action is reduced.

If you have used a spoon or another object such as a knife to take the honey out of the jar- a habit we all have- do not put it again in the jar if you do not wash and dry it. Even when we try different honeys, we never do it with the same spoon but always with different spoons.

Contrary to popular beliefs, the ideal time for honey consumption is at night some time before we sleep.

The ideal breakfast is a combination of pollen and royal jelly and after a while a slice of bread with honey.

Before you exercise, you can have (at least one hour before) 2-3 spoonfuls of honey. It is a direct energy source.

Honey can be consumed even when you are on diet as long as you don’t eat it in excess.

Avoid royal jelly consumption before you go to sleep (because probably you will not sleep).

Honey is not prohibited in diabetics’ diet. Especially bitter honeys (chestnut, arbutus) can be consumed but always with another dietetic combination (for example, a slice of brown bread, yogurt).

Babies at least till 15 months old should not eat honey because there is a chance (even a small one) of botulism.

And as always remember that as with every product, as far as apicultural products’ consumption (honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis) is concerned the saying ALL IN GOOD MEASURE is true.