All local honey contains pollen from the flowers that
the bees have visited.
In contrast to some mass production processes where honey is forced,
under pressure, through very fine filters removing most, if not all, of
the pollen grains.
It is said that
eating Local Honey is beneficial to those people living in that area and who
suffer from hay fever.
The theory is that by eating local honey you ingest
pollen from local flowers. This ‘kick
starts’ the immune system, effectively de-sensitising your system to the impact
of wind borne pollen.
So eat a teaspoon of local honey every day, start in
January by eating Soft Set honey ie pollen from Spring flowers and then, in
May, start eating running honey ie pollen from Summer flowers.
This means your body is six weeks ahead of the hay
fever season throughout the year.