Honey’s hidden helper

Scientists identify a substance in honey that helps bee bodies fight poisons

By Stephen Ornes, 13:57 PM May 9, 2013

Honeybees have a weakness for sugar. They sip a sweet beverage called nectar from flowers. And   during winter, these insects live off of the honey they made from it. Now scientists have found something in honey that offers more than calories. The food also contains chemicals that might be thought of as medicine. They work by helping bees fight off germs and rid their bodies of poisons picked up in the environment.


Poisons are toxic chemicals. Honey can help a bee rid its body of these by tur...

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