Honeybees are extremely important. Without them, more than 100,000 species of plants would become extinct according to research. This accounts for a1/3 of the food supply we eat in America. Things like melons, apples broccoli, and more would cease to exist.

They are so important to Louisiana's agriculture, ecology, and economy that in 1977  a bill introduced by Rep. John C Ensminger passed to make the honeybee the official state insect of Louisiana. A single colony can pollinate 3 million flowers per day which comes out to 75% of the world's flowering plants and 35% of the world's crops.

Unfortunately, hurricanes, drought, forest fires, and pesticides are devastating the honeybee populations. So, humans are going to have to do more to protect this precious species and advocate for its survival. Besides, without bees, there would be no honey. Not only is it a better, sweeter alternative to sugar, but it is also very good for our overall health.

If you are having problems with a honeybee swarm or see one where it should not be instead of calling animal control, call a local beekeeper. They can either come out and collect the bees or give you

There are many unique health benefits of raw local honey in Louisana. Honey is a vital element of traditional medication and can be used as a natural antibiotic. It is also antimycotic and is perfect for treating burns, wounds, sore throats's so much more.

Do you have allergies? Runny nose, itchy eyes and skin, or sneezing constantly? Raw, unfiltered, unheated, and unprocessed honey raised within a 50-mile radius or less of your home is just what the doctor ordered! In most cases, a teaspoon a day could end your allergy blues. For more amazing health benefits, click HERE. The next time you are out and about, stop by a feed store or farmers market and get a jar or two.

Please Note: Never feed honey to an infant younger than one year old. Consult their doctor. If you have questions or concerns talk to your healthcare professional or your doctor. If you are having problems with a bed.

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