Honey for Hay Fever
1 in 5 people in Melbourne suffer the irritation of hay fever during the Spring months. Streaming eyes, tickly throats and a runny nose are just a few of the symptoms we spend lots of money each year trying to control. It can make one feel lethargic and in some cases can also lead to asthma.
Rather than antihistamines could a spoon of local honey a day help cure hay fever? Some swear by it, some question it. The theory being having a spoonful of honey each day works as one tries to switch off the allergic reaction by repeatedly ingesting small doses of the allergen e.g. 'Pollen'
If you have a allergy to grass pollen, local honey won't be effective as honeybees don't forage for grass pollen. We are not providing any medical advice although it appears that it definitely works in certain situations. Whether it's a placebo effect or a genuine cure - there are plenty who'll try it to help them breathe easily.
How Can We Help?
Each lead up to Spring we have a number of inquiries for local honey from specific areas, mainly the CBD. Because we don't harvest from our hives all year, our bees are building their numbers and bringing in pollen and nectar whilst everyone is in sufferance.
To avoid this Winter we have reserved an amount of honey from all the mixed cappings from all our hives around Melbourne. This ensures you get the help you need as well as it will be full of pollen from all over Melbourne.
One might also find this handy from Melbourne University - Daily Pollen Counts & Forecast for Melbourne