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THE BEE ON THE PLANET EARTH

“ If the bees disappear from the surface of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” Albert Einstein The bee fertilizes the nature and belongs to the 80-90% of all insect pollinators. It has been estimated that from a strong two-storey bee-hive at the end of each day, the bees that collect pollen and nectar have at the same time fertilized about seventy million flowers. The bee's offer to the cultivated plants, ornamental, fruit trees are irreplaceable. In California is almost 80% of the global almond production produced. Irrational uses of pesticides have almost wiped out the wild-bee populations. If it is estimated that crop improvement exceeds 500% when there are bees to fertilize, we understand...

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BACTERIOSTATIC ACTIVITY OF HONEY

In 1940 at a medical experiment nine bacteria (diphtheria, typhoid, paratyphate, staphylococci, etc.) were placed in honey. After a few hours or days all the above pathogens were destroyed. Two are the explanations, the first says that honey achieves the complete drying of the bacteria. A second antibacterial factor is the presence of H2 O2 hydrogen peroxide. To do this, however, it is necessary to dissolve the honey in water. Thus Hippocrates gave a solution of honey for the cough and the illnesses of the throat and larynx.

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