A syrupy, golden liquid made by bees. Depending on what types of plants the bees have pollinated, the color and flavor of honey will differ. It is typically sweet in flavor.
Honey is referenced in written Sumerian and Babylonian records dating back to 2100 BCE. It can also be found in ancient Indian and Egyptian writings.
Honey bees are not native to North America. European colonists introduced them to the continent in the 17th century.
Honey has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient Mesopotamia. Honey has antibacterial properties, so it has been used to protect cuts and burns from bacteria.
“Honey: Its Medicinal Property and Antibacterial Activity” by Manisha Deb Mandal and Shyamapada Mandal (2011)
“What is Honey?” by Peggy Trowbridge Filippone (2020) https://www.thespruceeats.com/honey-history-1807611