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BEE HEALTHY - HONEY PRODUCTION

BEE HEALTHY

Do you need something to sweeten your tea, spread on your toast, dlaze some meat or dizzle on cakes? The city of Chiang Mai is lucky to have a few honey producers and Fora Bee is a well known company which you might like to visit.

Bee’s honey is one of the most valued and appreciated natural substances known to mankind since ancient time. It has always been used as a healing product and was used for traditional medecine in Egypt some 5,000 years ago, as well as in China and India and amongst Greeks and Romans too. The importance of honey is not something new, but the last ten years have brought an explosion of awareness about the benefit that honey can give us. Scientists are trying to show us why we should care about the importance of honey.

Most people think that honey is a way to replace sugar, but it’s not only that. It is less likely to spike blood sugar level; it has a lower rating on the glycemic index than table sugar. Adding honey as a sweetener instead of sugar might help boost your body’s natural defenses. Honey contains substances that can protect cells in the body from structural damage. Those substances are called antioxidants. One of the antioxidants in honey is a very strong polyphenol which reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Besides honey, they can also be found in
fruits, vegetables, tea and olive oil. Raw honey is particularly high in antioxidants compared to processed (heated) honey.

Fora Bee is a family company that was established in 1975, and a reliable place to go shopping for pure honey and honeyrelated products. Their showrooms offers quality honey, royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis. They also produce honey vinegaras well as beeswax and cosmetics. In addition to a one-friendly-retail shop in Chiang Mai, where you can enjoy delicious lime honey drink while shopping, you can also visit their family factory, located on Chiang Mai-Lamphun road.

With more than forty years in beefarming and honey business, they pride themselves in being a “family” company with the second generation being very involved and permanently working on new products. Their goal is to keep developing and to use the latest technology they can, while at the same time supporting local bee keepers.

Over the years, the company has won many accolades and rewards for their honey as well as guaranties by the international food sandard such as GMP, HACCP, Thai FDA, USFDA and HALAL. They are currently supplying their product to supermarkets, coffee shops, hotels and cake shops across the country and overseas.

The abundance of wild flowers and trees that are found in the northern mountains of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, help produce a honey which promises out-standing natural flavours. The region, being famous for the production of longan fruit (the dragon’s eye), longan honey is one of the best-saler at Fora Bee. They also offer: wild flower honey, lynchee honey, coffee honey, honey with ginger, and honey with lime. For those who likes to have a daily spoon of polen, the company has a very good quality polen, as well as a lotus bee polen. Chefs and cooking lovers will also love Fora Bee’s honey vinegar, which can be used just like a regular vinegar, only it is made of honey so has a delicious taste.

Cosmetics with honey, is another product which Fora Bee is famous for. They have natural soaps made from: honey; royal jelly and proporis; honey bath gels and body lotions; plus royal jelly facial scrubs and honey lip balm. They are the perfect place to go for beautiful skin and a great gift idea from Chiang Mai.

As honey is good for health and can cure many health problems, the management at Fora Bee has warnee us about giving honey to small childrens. Babies under one year should not be given honey or anything containing honey. At that age, a baby’s large intestine is not fully developed which makes it vulnerable to bacteria. Honey can contain Clostridium botulinum bacteria which can cause infant botulinum. Adults can handle that bacteria without health issues because of the fully developed intestine.

FORA BEE :
Shop @ 410/14-15 Chiang Mai Land Village,
Changklan Rd. Chiang Mai. Tel. 087-513 0358
Factory @ Chiang Mai-Lampang Rd. Tel. 053-420 568
www.forabee.com

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