As some of you may already know, Ontario Tech is a certified Bee City Campus! This means that we provide a safe space for pollinators by planting flowers and raising awareness about the bee population around us.
Did you know wildflower honey is produced right here on campus on our university farm lands? Plus, all proceeds support the operation and growth of the university's Pollinator Project for years to come—how cool is that?
Ontario Tech’s locally produced honey can be purchased online or at the university's north campus location in Shop SIRC and at the bookstore.
In this post, I will show you how you can incorporate honey into your daily life, diet and routines.
This practice will help the university in creating, retaining, and maintaining a sustainable, safe and healthy environment for our students and lovely bees.
Disclaimer: Please disregard these tips if you are allergic to honey or bees! 🐝
1. Sugar substitute
Honey can be a great alternative to granulated white sugar. You can add it to a cup of tea, pancakes, oatmeal and more. You can even swap sugar with honey in a lot of baked goods! Honey contains antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and other agents that promote your health, and can even be used to heal your wounds.
It is a tasty alternative that supports your health and the bee population, talk about a win-win.
2. Honey for skincare
Did you know that honey has anti-bacterial properties and is rich in antioxidants?
Honey can be a great skincare item to use, especially if you have acne-prone skin. Applying honey to the face can help calm down breakouts and give your skin the TLC it deserves.
So, if school stress is taking a toll on your skin, take some time out of your schedule and apply a honey mask. Simply warm up a spoonful of honey, apply it directly to your skin (make sure to do a patch test first) and wash off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.
3. Fight the common cold
Everyone knows that once school starts and seasons change, allergies and the common cold are in the air. Fortunately, honey is a great natural remedy to use if you’re feeling under the weather.
Thanks to its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, it's a great sore throat reliever and a cough suppressant. You might have already noticed that many cough drops have honey as their primary ingredient.
Simply putting a spoonful of Ontario Tech honey in a cup of herbal tea can do wonders for your cold.
I hope that after reading this post I have convinced you to buy a jar of honey for yourself. 🍯
Want to learn more about the Pollinator Project and other green initiatives hosted on campus?