“The Hungarian Honey is pure as Gold Liquid!”
What title to give to the Hungarian Honey !?!
Stepping out from the Budapest area – Rolling over to the Honey Museum – Gödollő…
To-day at the Honey Museum held by “OMME”(Association of Hungarian beekeepers) was in launching a campaign to promote the domestic consumption of locally made honey by domestic producers and to raise awareness among buyers to only purchase honey with bottles having OMME seal, locking tape, stamp holograms. Having these sealed on the bottle indicate and ensure the honey is natural, reliable, high-quality of the Hungarian honey producers. So the campaign is to encourage customers to buy honey directly from domestic producers in uniform packing. Out on display were many tools and equipments in the past use to produce honey, as: hive tools, smoker titan, heated frame feeder, bee brush, uncapping forks, straited drinking-through stove, bee veil, uncapping knife and comb foundation cutter wheet.
It was said at the opening by the chief of OMME, Q: “ In our country there is the beekeeping tradition dating back to the age of the conquest. The beeswax in history payed a major economic and diplomatic role. Honey was significant export product by Hungarians in the Middle Ages. In 1789 had its first independent European high agricultural educational institution. During the era of Maria Theresa had been patent by Legislative Decree on the protection of honey. The whole country terra and the entire Carpathian Basin is suitable for beekeeping. From spring to fall almost everywhere in Hungary is bee pollen and nectar. Currently, there are approximately 20 thousand people in our country keeping uterus and with an around of a total of 1.1 million bee families. In the average year we produce 25-30 thousand tons of honey … half of it is “acacia honey”. The annual domestic consumption of honey is 70-80 ounces per person, unfortunately is less than the EU average … me the writer: 5-6 kgs. Following the presentation was introduced out on display many tools and equipments in use in the past to produce honey such as: hive tools, smoker titan, heated frame feeder, bee brush, forks, strained drinking-through stove, bee veil, knife and comb foundation cutter wheat and so on.
After the presentations was invited to taste a couple of mouthwatering honey from the Hungarian beekeepers, such as: Acacia, Linden honey, Silk grass honey, Sunflower, Rapeseed honey, mixed flower honey, chestnut honey and also Zsofi Mautner shared a couple of her own recipes made with the use of honey, such as: exotic honey parfait with fruit salad, honey-spicy French bread, fruit salad with honey. On the spot tasting took place, the delicious spicy honey paste to chase away the flu and relief cough, which is a common thing now-a-days in Hungary.
The honey is unknown to produce allergy! What is less known by the public is that the local beekeepers’ honey has the anti-allergy effect. Eating continuously honey in a low quantity the body accustom to the allergen, so loses the allergic effects. The beekeepers locally grown honey is a weapon against allergies!
The honey was/is present in different religious culture to treat wounds, for example: … the slowly healing wounds, diabetes, ulcers. In Indonesia the most used “agent” in practise is healing wounds with the honey. In South America healing as veterinary medicine to treat pets wounds. Was also told that there was a horse in the case where a wolf bit off half its thigh bone. The horse was treated with regular medicine and no result after a week, then came the treatment with more than one kilogram of honey. The horse’s wounds began to heal slowly, miraculously, regenerating broken tissue and muscle. Many may know, the honey has an interesting behavior in contact with human skin. It is no coincidence the saying of “Canaan flowing with milk and honey”. The Egyptian Pharaoh beautiful skin is believed to have had been discover by the use of the honey. Old folks use inhouse-practise of honey in hair care and therefore not a coincidence that cosmetic companies advertise shampoo made of honey-using activities.
Update and snaps Aggie Reiter