Honey

Dandy Lions processes and packs a wide range of honeys including single country, speciality blends plus organic honeys from a variety of origins. A variety of product blends to specific customer requirements are also produced.

 

We supply Blossom Honey, other blends such as Orange Blossom and then provenance honeys such as Spanish Rosemary, New Zealand Manuka, Tasmanian Leatherwood, Argentinian, Mexican, Australian, Yorkshire, Scottish Heather to name but a few. We can source almost any type of honey if required.

Honey History

 

Honey is as old as written history, dating back to 2100 B.C. where it was mentioned in Sumerian and Babylonian cuneiform writings, the Hittite code, and the sacred writings of India and Egypt. It is presumably even older than that.

 

Its name comes from the old English hunig, and it was the first and most widespread sweetener used by man. Legend has it that Cupid dipped his love arrows in honey before aiming at unsuspecting lovers.

 

In the Old Testament of the Bible, Israel was often referred to as "the land of milk and honey." Mead, an alcoholic drink made from honey was called "nectar of the gods," high praise indeed.

 

Honey was valued highly and often used as a form of currency, tribute, or offering. In the 11th century A.D., German peasants paid their feudal lords in honey and beeswax.

 

Although experts argue whether the honey bee is native to the Americas, conquering Spaniards in 1600 A.D. found native Mexicans and Central Americans had already developed beekeeping methods to produce honey.

 

In days of old, honey has been used not only in food and beverages, but also to make cement, in furniture polishes and varnishes, and for medicinal purposes.

 

And, of course, bees perform the vital service of pollinating fruits, legumes, vegetables and other types of food-producing plants in the course of their business of honey production.

Dandy Lions Ltd

5 Whittle Close

Drayton Fields Industrial Estate

Daventry

Northants

NN11 8RQ UK

 

 

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