In ancient times, honey was called the nectar of the gods and was mankind's principal sweetener. These days honey is probably better know as the favorite elevenses snack of the much-loved Bear-of-very-little-brain, Winnie the Pooh.

Isn't it funny how a bear likes honey!


Continuing recent research into the composition and properties of honey is beginning to provide an explanation for the popularity of honey and its numerous uses, many of which have been known for thousands of years.

Emma Wyatt


University of Bristol, School of Chemistry