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HONEY PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 April 2008

ImageHoney has been used as food for hundreds of years.  Roman soldiers used it on their long journeys into far off lands of conquest. It also claims its virility in some parts of the world.  A few years ago there was an article on feeding honey meal to cattle by a diary farmer in New Jersey.   The milk from the cows was fed to his leghorn hens.  The hens produced eggs weighing 32 ounces to the dozen.

Using honey as a supplement for cage birds is a great thing.  It has proved succesful; it seems to supply a source of energy and heat.  Feeding soaked seed and honey to the breeding hens, they lay larger eggs and produce healthier young.  When we think back, the bees collect nectar from the wild flowers and the birds in their wild state eat the seeds of flowers.  It has a relative meaning.

The young males are fed soaked seed and honey throughout their training period in the fall, which seems to keep them in condition and able to stand up to the strain of shows and traveling.  Science has proved that we are what we eat.  The same applies to all living things.

CHEMISTRY OF HONEY:

Grape sugar – nearest to blood sugar,
Fruit sugar – goes directly to the blood stream,
Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Copper, Phosphorous.

One tablespoon of honey melted in ½ cupful or hot water to one pint of soaked seed.  Moisten soft food with the mixture.

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 April 2008 )
 
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