Planet Bee Honey Farms
Planet Bee Honey Farms gave us all the bee facts we needed about how bees make honey, the history of honey, the queen honey bee, and the heatlh benefits of honey.
As we watched bees making honey (behind glass) right in the honey bee hives, the queen bee was easy to spot!
She's the mother of all the worker bees and bigger than them!
Located in the city of Vernon BC, Planet Bee is one of many fun family friendly attractions that we enjoy in the Okanagan Valley.
Honey Bee Facts We Learned At Planet Bee
Planet Bee Honey Farms gave us some interesting insight into the life of the honey bee. Here's a few facts we learned about them.
There were about 10,000 honey bees working in this Planet Bee honey farms display.
Have you ever seen so many honey bees?
Benefits Of Honey And Honey Facts
Honey is one of our safest foods.
Many harmful germs cannot live in honey for any length of time. Honey is high in vitamin C, a variety of B vitamins, and potassium. It's is a rich source of simple carbohydrates.The purest of honey is from the honeycomb.
A honey and cinnamon mixture is found to be a good home remedy for many ilnesses, and is said to be helpful in strengthening the immune system and lower cholesterol. Honey also has powerful antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties which can help improve your digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease.Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.
As a carbohydrate, honey supplies energy at 64 calories per tablespoon, providing fuel to working muscles.Honey has been used in cosmetics and medicine for thousands of years!
Honey and beeswax form the basics of many skin creams, lip-balms, and hand lotions. It has the ability to attract and absorb moisture, which makes it remarkably soothing for minor burns and helps to prevent scaring.Propolis is the part the beehives are made of.
Bees create propolis by collecting a resinous sap from trees, then mixing it with wax. It contains a rich variety of potent polyphenols and flavonoids, and is considered a powerful natural antibiotic. Honeybees ingest honey to make beeswax. It takes approximately 7 kg (15 lb.) of honey to produce 1 kg (2 lb.) of wax. Once the honeybee ingests honey, it takes about 24 hours for their bodies to convert the honey to wax. The beeswax is then secreted out through glands under the bee's belly.
Inside Planet Bee Honey Farms
Planet Bee Honey Farms also has a great gift shop!
In the gift shop you can find things like honey (of course!), bees wax candles, pollen, bee propolis, and other honey based products.
Naturally we shopped in the store for a while, and when we left, we left with a yummy bag full of goodies!
The honey is really delicious!Our favorite? The cinnamon and honey sticks!
How To Find Planet Bee Honey Farms
5011 Bella Vista Road
And a handy map to help you find your way!
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