Honey as medicine


This video is called Honey bees – Natural History 1.

This video is the sequel.

From Student Science in the USA:

Sweet: Is honey the key to the next-generation of antimicrobials?

11:41AM, November 18, 2016

As resistance to existing antibiotics — including so-called treatments of last resort — continues to rise, scientists are looking to other sources to develop next-generation antimicrobials. One of the most promising potential candidates is also one of the sweetest: honey.

But can it really work to ward off infection and speed healing? The results of a small study by 2015 Broadcom MASTERS second place winner Hannah Cevasco say yes, at least for Manuka honey, a honey found in Australia and New Zealand that is purported to have healing properties.

She used diluted solutions of Manuka honey on human dermal fibroblasts she cultured in a lab at Stanford University. (Dermal fibrobasts are cells in skin tissue. They migrate to the site of an injury because they generate the connective tissue that helps skin heal).

Hannah flooded her cell cultures with diluted solutions of Manuka honey at 0.5, 1, and 2 percent concentrations. She also used a culture dish with a 1 percent honey solution that she replaced multiple times, in order to mimic the way someone would change a wound dressing.

Results showed that Manuka honey at 1 percent concentration had a significant effect on cell migration, while the 0.5 percent and 2 percent concentrations had a minimal effect.

Hannah, who hopes one day to be a pediatric oncologist, is interested in exploring other claims about the healing properties of Manuka honey — especially with regards to its abilities to fight cancer. She’ll be continuing her work with HeLa cervical cancer cells in a lab at Stanford University.

Bees, bears, honey in Japan


This video says about itself:

Honey-trapping Bears – Wild Japan – BBC

20 July 2016

This beekeeper has found a humane way of preventing bears from stealing honey, and with the help of local conservationists, relocate the bears to safer areas.

Honeybees leave hive, video


This 26 May 2016 video shows honeybees leaving, and arriving at, their hive at Eemlandhoeve ecological farm in Bunschoten-Spakenburg in the Netherlands.

Dutch bees had good winter


This Dutch video says about itself (translated):

April 24, 2016

AMEN – Bees had their best winter for years. The number of hives where bees this winter have died is extremely low.

Beekeepers lost 6.5 percent of their hives, while the previous year that was still 10 percent. In 2011 even 20 percent of the bee colonies did not survive winter.

See also here.

Queen honeybee’s mating flight, video


This video is about a queen honeybee‘s wedding flight and mating; in slow motion.

See also here.

Tens of thousands of bees chased a woman for nearly two days after she accidently captured the hive’s queen in her car. (The Telegraph)