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California Honey Festival - May 6, 2017
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Heard of Manuka Honey? Fact or Myth?
Honey has been used for medicinal purposes for millennia, prescribed by many varying ancient races of people for a variety of conditions. In ancient Egypt, Ebers Papyrus (1500 B.C.) depicts honey to be used to reduce inflammation and as a topical antibiotic for wounds.
Today, unprocessed honeys still have special qualities; they can be antimicrobial, hydroscopic, and even contain antioxidants. But one honey stands out. 

Collected from the flowers of the Leptospermum Scoparium tree, or “tea tree,” in New Zealand, some Manuka honey has been found to contains higher concentrations of antibacterial compounds than other honeys.
Flowers of the Leptospermum Scoparium tree
Taste it!
To learn more about Manuka honey and the health benefits of honey, join us for our World of Honey International tasting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. This special treat will be joined by three others: lavender honey from France, wildflower honey from Cuba, and stingless bee honey from South America.
 
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
$30 (General), $25 (UCD Affiliates), $12.50 (Students)
Register for the World of Honey
Lavender fields in Provence, France
Native Stingless Bee
Photo by http://nativebeehives.com
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