and antiquity


Honey and its nutritional value have been known since ancient times. The ancient populations had honey as an essential ingredient in both their diet and pharmaceuticals.

According to mythology, nectar was the basic food of the gods of Olympus. Zeus was raised with honey and milk from the nymph bee.

In the antiquity, teenage Spartans in the final stage of their training withdrew to Taygetos for the so-called month of honey. There, to get their bodies to the maximum of their power, they were only fed honey.

In the book of ancient Hindu life, honey is referred to as one of the basic ingredients of daily nutrition for life extension.

Aristotle also believed that honey prolonged life and Hippocrates recommended it for the treatment of many diseases.

The Bee Society

Beehive Structure

Honey is a highly structured society where 40,000 or more bees live in it. Inside a hill there are three different types of bees, the queen, the daggers and the workers. Each species has different characteristics and a different role within the bee society.


About Bees

The bee is considered to be the oldest inhabitant of the Earth, as it has lived for at least 15 million years.

Queen’s average life is between 2 and 5 years, while the worker’s life is 35-45 days. The Queen will come out of the hive only once to mate about 15 to 20 drones, whose sperm is kept for the rest of their lives. From that moment on, he never does the same again! In the spring the queen gives birth to 1500 – 3000 eggs a day.

A bee over the course of her life will collect less than ¼ of the spoon of honey. To produce 1kg of honey, it is necessary to work 1000-2000 bees and the bee will need to visit about 2 million flowers and travel 89 km of flight.

The bee's flight speed is about 30 km/h.
A bee could do around the Earth with the energy of 28 grams of honey.

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