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I have been given a little task to do at work and im having abit of a mind block. Thought you guys might be able to help me pls.

 

I need to come up with some ideas as to what improvements or product ideas i would like to see made to HONEY that i feel that i dont currently get from my local supermarket.

 

Ive thought of things for example:

a) sample jars - try before you buy

B) specially blended honey as a sugar replacement for tea or coffee

c) bulk 1kg glass jar refills

 

Ive got to think of things before this Friday morning :?

 

Im really struggling with this so whoever can come up with the best one or two ideas i'll personally send you a couple of squeezy honey's as a thank you :D

 

Feel free to PM me :D

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A sample pack of different types to give as gifts? Say in 2oz jars.

Great idea shop near to me sell these sort of jars with jam in them and they come in dear little cute paper carrier bags - so sweet :lol:

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Umm good idea Harry`s Mummy and if you can find local honey within an 8 miles of your home apparently it helps with hayfever symptoms never tried it as I can never find local honey :?

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Some good ideas coming in thank you :D

 

Local honey is a good suggestion and there was me thinking of honey from around the world :roll:

 

Are there any particular flavours you would like to see on the shelves?

 

My favourite at the moment is New Zealand Clover - its gorgeous.

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i was going to suggest about honeys from local areas as you should eat honey from the area you live in to help avoid allergies to pollens in that area be it asthma and or hayfever. also for people that like honey in their tea or coffee what about twizzel sticks or sachets like they do with sugar and sweetners for travelling around with, could combine the two if people are using the honey to build up their immunity and want it in their tea or on cereal at work etc you wouldnt necessarily want to carry around a sticky jar (well id use them cos i often take porridge on nights which now comes in sachets)

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True, but what with all the carbon footprints n stuff very much on everyones mind, and fuel and all that stuff.....

 

I would love to see nothing more than a natural honey as honey should be, no flavours just pure local honey.....:)

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Isnt there a major shortage of honey and honey bees this year, Im sure I read it somewhere?

 

Cant stand the stuff or bees for that matter, but realise the importance of both.

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I reckon you need to come up with an idea that stops it crystalising after it's been sat in your cupboard for a while :) We've now got 3 jars of honey in the cupboard cos they all go like that, and Lee just buys new jars :roll: Dunno how though, maybe like a built in warmer that you can click, kinda like the take away coffee you can get, lol.

 

But yeah I agree with the local honey, can never find it anywhere, the supermarkets are all full of imported stuff.

 

What about honey and lemon ready mixed so you can make it straight into a drink (not sure if that's already been done though?)

 

I will keep thinking, it's only 7am, lol.

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What about leaflets with the honey saying what it is good for etc.

That is a good idea Sue, as Honey has natural antibiotics and found this article

 

 

The list of honey's beneficial functions is a long one. Honey increases calcium absorption; can increase hemoglobin count and treat or prevent anemia caused by nutritional factors; can help arthritic joints, when combined with apple cider vinegar; fights colds and respiratory infections of all kinds; can help to boost gastrointestinal ulcer healing; works as a natural and gentle laxative; aids constipation, allergies and obesity; provides an array of vitamins and minerals; and supplies instant energy without the insulin surge caused by white sugar. Many have found raw honey helpful for its positive effects against allergies and hay fever, and one or two teaspoons last thing at night can help with insomnia. As an antiseptic, honey is also a drawing agent for poisons from bites or stings or infected wounds, and has outperformed antibiotics in treatments for stomach ulcerations, gangrene, surgical wound infections, surgical incisions and the protection of skin grafts, corneas, blood vessels and bones during storage and shipment.

 

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- Dr. Jack Singh, founder, the Organic Food Bar Company

 

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- Michael T. Murray, author of The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods and The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

 

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- Suzy Cohen, R.Ph., Author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist (http://www.DearPharmacist.com)

 

 

 

"Raw honey is exceptionally effective internally against bacteria and parasites. Plus, raw honey contains natural antibiotics, which help kill microbes directly. Raw honey, when applied topically, speeds the healing of tissues damaged by infection and/or trauma. It contains vitamins, minerals and enzymes, as well as sugars, all of which aid in the healing of wounds."

So writes Dr. Cass Igram, D.O. in The Survivor's Nutritional Pharmacy. In a fascinating modern development, scientists and doctors are beginning to rediscover the effectiveness of honey as a wound treatment. In recent years, honey has been used effectively in clinical settings for the treatment of fist-sized ulcers extending to the bone, as well as for first, second and third degree burns. Complete healing has been reported without the need for skin grafts and with no infection or muscle loss. It can be applied full strength to such conditions, covered with a sterile bandage, and changed daily. When the wounds are clean, honey acts as a healer. This also is the same procedure for infected wounds, ulcerations and impetigo. Garlic honey can also be applied directly to infected wounds, which will help clean up the area of infection.

 

Dr. Peter Molan, professor of biochemistry at Waikato University, New Zealand, has been at the forefront of honey research for 20 years. He heads the university's Honey Research Unit, which is internationally recognized for its expertise in the antimicrobial properties of honey. Clinical observations and experimental studies have established that honey has effective antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Astonishingly, it painlessly removes pus, scabs and dead tissue from wounds and stimulates new tissue growth. "Randomized trials have shown that honey is more effective in controlling infection in burn wounds than silver sulfadiazine, the antibacterial ointment most widely used on burns in hospitals," explains Dr. Molan.

 

Dr. Molan believes that if honey were used from the start in cases of septicemia, there would be far less tissue damage resulting. "The remarkable ability of honey to reduce inflammation and mop up free radicals should halt the progress of the skin damage like it does in burns, as well as protecting from infection setting in", says Dr. Molan. "At present, people are turning to honey when nothing else works. But there are very good grounds for using honey as a therapeutic agent of first choice."

 

Researchers believe that the therapeutic potential of honey is grossly underutilized. With increasing interest in the use of alternative therapies and as the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria spreads, honey may finally receive its due recognition as a wound healer.

 

Indeed, it works: Raw honey makes a sterile, painless and effective wound dressing. Apply it directly to open cuts, abrasions and burns, and cover it with a piece of gauze. The results will occur quicker than with conventional alternatives, such as salves and creams.

 

Honey is also exceptionally effective for respiratory ailments. One Bulgarian study of almost 18,000 patients found that it improved chronic bronchitis, asthmatic bronchitis, chronic and allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. It's an effective treatment for colds, flu, respiratory infections and a generally depressed immune system. Whereas sugar shuts down the immune system, a good quality honey will stimulate it into action.

 

Here are some more ways to utilize the healing power of honey:

 

BURNS - Apply freely over burns. It cools, removes pain and aids fast healing without scarring. Apart from being a salve and an antibiotic, bacteria simply cannot survive in honey.

 

BED WETTING - A teaspoon of honey before bed aids water retention and calms fears in children.

 

INSOMNIA - A dessertspoon of honey in a mug of warm milk aids sleep and works wonders.

 

HYPERACTIVITY - Replace all use of white sugar with honey. White sugar is highly stimulating with no food qualities. Honey provides the energy without the "spike."

 

NASAL CONGESTION - Place a dessertspoon of honey in a basin of water and inhale fumes after covering your head with a towel over the basin. Very effective!

 

FATIGUE - Dissolve a dessertspoon of honey in warm water or quarter honey balance of water in a jug and keep in the fridge. Honey is primarily fructose and glucose, so it's quickly absorbed by the digestive system. Honey is a unique natural stabilizer: Ancient Greek athletes took honey for stamina before competing and as a reviver after competition.

 

FACIAL DEEP CLEANSER - Mix honey with an equal quantity of oatmeal, and apply as a face pack. Leave on for half an hour, then wash it off. Great as a deep cleanser for acne and other unwanted blemishes.

 

POOR DIGESTION - Mix honey with an equal quantity of apple cider vinegar and dilute to taste with water. This is also wonderful for the joints – and promotes weight loss.

 

HAIR CONDITIONER - Mix honey with an equal quantity of olive oil, cover head with a warm tower for half an hour then shampoo off. Feeds hair and scalp. Your hair will never look or feel better!

 

SORE THROATS - Let a teaspoon of honey melt in the back of the mouth and trickle down the throat. Eases inflamed raw tissues.

 

FOR STRESS - Honey in water is a stabilizer, calming highs and raising lows. Use approximately 25 percent honey to water.

 

ANEMIA - Honey is the best blood enricher by raising corpuscle content. The darker the honey, the more minerals it contains.

 

FOOD PRESERVATIVE – If you replace the sugar in cake and cookie recipes with honey, they'll stay fresher longer due to honey's natural antibacterial properties. Reduce liquids in the mixture by about one-fifth to allow for the moisture present in the in honey.

 

BABY'S BOTTLE - Four teaspoons of honey to a baby's bottle of water is an excellent pacifier and multivitamin additive. If the baby's motions are too liquid, then reduce the honey by half a teaspoon; if too solid increase by half a teaspoon. (Caution: Don't give raw honey to babies under 1 year old; it's just too rich.) For teething, honey rubbed on a baby's gums is also a mild sedative and anesthetic.

 

OSTEOPOROSIS – Research has shown that a teaspoon of honey per day aids calcium utilization and prevents osteoporosis – probably not a bad idea for anyone over 50.

 

LONGEVITY - The most long-lived people in the world are all regular users of honey. An interesting fact, yet to be explained, is that beekeepers suffer less from cancer and arthritis than any other occupational group worldwide.

 

MIGRAINE - Use a dessertspoon of honey dissolved in half a glass of warm water. Sip at the start of a migraine attack, and, if necessary, repeat after another 20 minutes.

 

CONJUNCTIVITIS - Dissolve honey in an equal quantity of warm water. When cooled, apply as a lotion or eye bath.

 

COUGH MIXTURE – Combine 6 ounces (170 grams) liquid honey, 2 ounces (55 grams) glycerin and the juice of two lemons. Mix well. Bottle and cork firmly, and use as required.

http://www.naturalnews.com/021506.html

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ToastieJo also this was at the end of that article

 

Raw honey may become granulated, as some does after a week and another maybe only after several years. If the granulations bother you, simply place the honey into a pan of hot water (not boiling) and let it stand until becoming liquid again.

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place the honey into a pan of hot water (not boiling) and let it stand until becoming liquid again.

Was just about to post the same thing but Harry's Mummy got there before me!!!!!

 

Some great ideas coming in folks :D

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About a year ago i went a tulip festival with Martin ( i know sounds rivating :) ) they had these straws tubes like toothpast tubes about 30cm long with loads of diffrent types of honey in each one. They were without doubt a brill idea. I used them while cooking because them were so easy to use. you snipped the end and squeezed the honey out, No mess.

 

The idea of no mess always appeals to me.

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not much use ..........BUT.................my neighbour keeps bees and also makes his own hunny when he brings it straight from the hive he brings it round in the wax and sometimes its still warm and it can be eaten that way aswell.............very natural

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I LOVE honey. I get through tonnes of the stuff!

 

- Honey facemasks - excellent for all skin conditions (it clears up my eczema pronto)

- Honey chocolates - either mixed in the bar, or as a caramelly filling mmm

- Peanut butter with honey already mixed in

- Honey and banana snack packs

 

I could go on....:D

 

xxx

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