One day, 'Charlie' the bee man knocked on our door and asked if it would be o.k. with us if he kept bees on our property. In exchange for this, we would get some honey.
"How much honey?' we asked
"Well, the going rate's fifteen pounds".
Hmmmmm....fifteen pounds of honey (per annum) for doing nothing. It took us about fifteen seconds to agree to this "sweet deal", and we have been enjoying pure, delicious honey ever since. It gets delivered to us just before Christmas in a big container, and even though I jar it up for friends and family, we always have too much. This year I realized that I still have honey left over from three years ago. The stuff had gotten all thick and caramelized, and though it was still probably fine to eat, I thought I would make like Cleopatra, and use it on my face.
Everyone knows that Cleopatra was famous for her marvellous complexion, and bathed daily with milk and honey. Anyway, my honey 'scrub' worked wonderfully well and smelled heavenly too. It turns out honey is full of minerals and vitamins which nourish skin , it is a natural anti-inflammatory and can promote the healing of cuts. And you can also eat it on toast.
This delicious and magical (yes, magical, it's made by bees after all) substance can also make us look like a Queen of the Nile.