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Bee Stings!

by Katherine
(Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)

All my life I have suffered from allergic reactions to bee stings and last summer I was stung on two separate occasions and I did not react!

I was puzzled as to why and I do believe it is because I have been using raw honey for years now in my cups of tea. I replaced sugar with honey because sugar is processed and my honey is not.

Hi Katherine,

That’s interesting!

As you may know, many people consider local, raw honey to be helpful in controlling hay fever type allergies. But I haven’t heard of people’s bee sting reactions being reduced by people eating raw honey.

I’m no scientist, but it certainly seems possible.

After all, honey contains enzymes produced in the bodies of the bees. And bee venom contains certain enzymes, too. So it does seem plausible that consuming raw honey might help to mitigate the effects of a bee sting for some people.

By the way, in addition to being less processed, raw honey holds lots of other advantages over sugar.

If you haven’t already, you might be interested in reading about the comparison of honey vs sugar.

Thanks for the contribution!


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