In Hungary there is a sweet Hungarian truffle that supposedly tastes like honey. I can’t even begin to imagine how fantastic that is because truffles are already “the diamonds of the kitchen” and honey very well might be nature’s greatest creation, so combining both in one is practically unfair. The truffle is used in…
Honey. We've all heard about the bee disappearance and wondered whether we'd be seeing a honey shortage. Well, here's another reason to be worried about the sweet, sweet bee juice: honey laundering.
As our bee populations dwindle, could we also be facing down the prospect of a honey shortage?
Twice each year, the Gurung tribespeople of Central Nepal risk their lives collecting wild honey from the world's largest hives high up on Himalayan cliffs. Travel photographer Andrew Newey recently spent two weeks capturing this ancient but dying art.
Meet Boneco, the world's first beekeeping donkey. He lives in Brazil and helps his owner, Manuel Juraci, make honey. Boneco also does not appear to like his beekeeping suit. But boy does he look adorable while wearing it.
Honey is magic. Besides its delicious taste, it's pretty much the only food that does not spoil while in an edible state. But why, exactly, doesn't honey go bad?
After seeing the beautiful massive destruction that a hot ball of nickel can cause to honey, it's obvious to want to drop that burning ball of seemingly eternal fire into more things. But most things just burn boringly. But what about the world's largest gummy bear? It's like seeing T-1000 destroyed.
Because dropping super freaking hot balls of nickel is always fun to do, seeing it get dropped in various substances never gets old. This time, honey gets the hot nickel treatment. It starts pulsating like a geyser while getting all bubbly and foamy until it squashes the plastic container holding down the steam. At…
Sometimes you just don't have the right resources to make a decent drink. But if you get enough sober, thirsty minds focused on the problem, humans can find some pretty creative ways to come up with alcohol.
Trying to count the bees buzzing about in a hive is like trying to count the grains of sand on a beach. But if you're worried the deadly virus that has been decimating beehives across the country might be jeopardizing your source of fresh honey, check out this honey bee counter that tracks the comings and goings of…
If you've ever wondered how the heck gymnasts manage to keep a grip on the parallel bars, know this: it ain't just chalk. Olympic gymnasts use any and all forms of hand goop, from honey to coke and beer and sugar to melted gummy bears and a special concoction created by a chemist and more. And the crazy thing is, it's…
It's rare to read an ingredients label these days without stumbling over at least a few unfamiliar words, and many of these words can be a little... disconcerting.
Mead is almost certainly the first beverage that got humans drunk (sorry, beer). It predates wine by ten to thirty thousand years. Hell, it predates the cultivation of soil. Best of all, you only need three common ingredients to whip up a batch. So let's do that.
Urban beekeeping is reemerging as a popular pastime for city-dwellers but a stack of conventional hive boxes won't generally fit in a third-story apartment. Philips' new urban beehive concept, however, aims to bring a colony to every balcony in your town.
I recently wrote a piece about a bird called the greater honeyguide, whose chicks brutally murder those of other birds. But honeyguides are better known for a more helpful behaviour – leading humans to bee hives. The people break open the hives and leave behind an otherwise inaccessible piece of honey for the bird.