Hayfever and honey

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18/02/2005 at 10:30
Last year a few people suffered from hayfever and were talking about using honey to help so here's a reminder!

(Details from my father-in-law who's a beekeeper.)

You should start taking the honey about 3 months before your hayfever season starts. Take a teaspoonful every day and chew it.

The honey should be local, from within a 10 mile radius of where you run. The best is comb honey or if you go direct to the beekeeper you may be able to get "cappings" which are the bits taken off the comb to extract the honey.

Good luck!
18/02/2005 at 14:14
that could be this years "top tip"
Duck Girl    pirate
18/02/2005 at 14:34
thanks :)
18/02/2005 at 14:34
That would be good. I don't suffer from hayfever (fingers crossed) but I really want to know if/how well it works.
18/02/2005 at 14:38
Ah I remember this last summer! Not managed to track down any honey local to me though!
18/02/2005 at 15:36
I'll start looking now for a local supply and see if it works. Anything to relieve or get rid of hayfever!
18/02/2005 at 17:55
Hammerite - where do you live? Email me direct if you like.
23/02/2005 at 16:53
Just found this link for the British Beekeepers' Association

04/03/2005 at 13:50
04/03/2005 at 13:55
I have local honey throughout the winter and don't suffer with hayfever anymore in the summer...it's bliss :)
04/03/2005 at 14:26
Was that the prize jar, Trin, or from another bee-keeper?
04/03/2005 at 15:09
No, I've been having local honey through the winter for 2 years now and there are a couple of bee keepers local to Alveston. The 'prize jar' came in very handy though, as I'd run out :)
04/03/2005 at 15:53
Mine's not lacal but it is free and comes in a 10lb plastic bucket (sometimes labelled Rollmop Herrings!)
04/03/2005 at 15:58
Mmm...honey with a hint of fish :)
04/03/2005 at 16:03
...and pickling spices.
12/03/2005 at 20:09
So interesting not sure of a supply local to me, my honey at present is from Devon!!
12/03/2005 at 21:38
Poppy - I'll try and track down a local beekeeper for you if you want. The more local to where you run, the better.
13/03/2005 at 09:00
K2-That would be fantastic I run in Swansea around Killay,and Mumbles area's

Thanks for any help:-)
13/03/2005 at 18:52
Poppy - this is the best I can do at the momnet. They should be able to give you the name of someone in your area.

Welsh Beekeeper's Association
Pen Cefn
SY25 6LL

Tel: (01974) 298336
07/04/2005 at 16:35
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