Honey again proven useful in wound management



Honey has been used in wound management since the ancient Greeks. So no surprise yet another study confirms it.


However, what is great about this article is the very simplistic explanation as to why it works, even laymen can understand the gunk around their bathtub drain.



How this affects us, as beekeepers, is providing us a new market to sell honey too. It will be hard to get mainstream medical folks to buy our honey, but I think with an advertising push, cattle ranchers might buy a 5 gallon bucket to treat wounded cattle. Especially, for those ranchers who have gone organic.


Just an idea.


2 Responses to “Honey again proven useful in wound management”

  1. Chuckarama says:

    Mmmm… I like where your heads at. Pre-seasoning the meat. Maybe a good thick honey barbecue recipe to spread over it.

    Actually, I have a cattle ranch and the idea has never crossed my mind, to use honey on a wounded horse or cow. I’m fairly certain it will just get licked off, depending on where the wound is at and if you seperate the injured cow/horse from the rest. I’ll try it sometime.

    Molasses is often used to get dairy cattle to eat hay in the winter. They are usually fed silage in the winter, and prefer it, so the molasses has to be poured over the hay to entice them into eating it. Dairy cows also need the extra calories. Now maybe you could talk a dairy farmer into pouring 50 gallons of honey a day, instead of molasses, over their winter feed hay, and then you’d have something! The uphill battle will be competing on a cost basis with molasses. But in the organic farming world, production costs are less of a factor (I should say customers are willing to pay more for the higher costs of production), so who knows.

    Just another idea. But I AM going to try yours.

  2. mccartney says:

    Yea, I wasn’t sure about the current wound management of cattle or if it would work. I did see this posting, tho


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