honey

Honey is a food made by bees as a primary food source. It is made from nectar from flowers and stored in honeycombs. It has the same sweetness of table sugar but has a unique flavor which varies depending on the type of flowers the bees use to make the honey. Honey products such as mead and honey cake are popular foods for use in ritual. Honey is mentioned in just about every sacred text you can name including The Vedas, the Torah, and the Qu’ran. Honey is used for a variety of healing applications as well.

Honey can be used in recipes as a sugar replacement though the flavor and liquid content are a bit different. It is used as a primary sweetener for many different healing concoctions, including as a base for medicinal syrups because honey is not only sweet but has antibacterial properties as well.

Honey is basically sugar, but it contains micro-nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and proteins.

Due to the possibility that honey may contain botulism spores, honey is not recommended for children under two.

Correspondences
Element(s): Air
Planet(s): Sun
Season: Summer
Sabbat: Feast of May

honey, honey jar, honeycomb
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Deities:

Ra, Min, Anu, Ea, Shamash, Marduk, Adad, Kittu, Demeter, Artemis, Rhea, Persephone, Kama, Aphrodite

Gender: Feminine

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Kitchen Witch Corner
Recipes

Apple Butter

Apple butter is spiced, cooked apples made smooth and delicious for spreading on toast or serving over waffles. This recipe is my favorite way to use up a big harvest of less-than-perfect, windfall and insect damaged apples. Just cut off the damaged parts and share them with the poultry. Preparation Time: Ingredients: As many apples […]

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