I've got some surgery coming up,
which will include a long incision.
And my doctor has prescribed honey
in an unexpected way.
As incisions heal, they are prone to infection
in the first week following surgery.
He has prescribed raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized honey
as a wound dressing . . . it is anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory,
naturally antiseptic, and reduces swelling and pain.
Of course I paid a visit to my good friend
and bee-keeper, Joy Stinger (real name)
to get some fresh honey, still in the honeycomb.
You can be sure honey has never been heated
or pasteurized when it's still in the comb.
Thank you, Joy.
Thank you, honey bees.