its only rare because doctors tell everyone not to give honey to babies. botulism isn't rare at all. that's why iodine gets put in our meat because it loves to grow on it, and what do people think botox is? botulism toxin
These people who are saying it's OK to feed honey to babies are idiots. Just because nothing happened to them or anyone they know does not mean that the botulinum bacteria does not exist in raw honey. Because most honey is unpastuerized, the bacteria may or may not be there and since there is no way to be certain, other than testing each bottle you consume, the only way to completely avoid accidental food poisoning is to not feed infants raw honey. The honey producers surely want to avoid lawsuits and therefore put the warning lables on their product. If you as a parent decide to feed your baby honey, you are taking an unnecessary risk. Why the heck is it so important to feed your baby honey in the first place?
However, there are certainly those that would argue that these guidelines are overly cautious. They might point to the fact that other cultures outside the United States introduce honey to babies on a regular basis.
When you live in a small town in southern Germany, it's not so easy too see Finnish films, or any independent films in general. So the retrospective of the Kaurismaki brothers at the Munich film festival this year was a great opportunity to see more Kaurismaki films. I have seen some films of Aki, but only one or two of Mika. "Honey Baby" was very impressing, it took me to Eastern Europe, to places I have not seen before. The pictures were beautiful and the music fitted perfectly to the atmosphere, which was strange in a nice way, almost like in dream. I liked the actors from different countries, Henry Thomas is very convincing as a musician and the Russian actress Irina Bjorklund is very touching. I hope this film will come to the cinemas, because I would like to see it again.
Honey Bees live in a nest, called a "hive." A single hive can have up to 80,000 bees, mostly workers. It is usually located in a hollow tree.
The hive is ruled over by a queen bee. She is the largest bee in the hive, and she is the only female to mate. Males usually just hang around; their only purpose is to mate with the queen. Then they die. The workers do all of the work inside and outside of the hive. Their jobs include: caring for larvae (baby bees), making wax, building honeycomb, cleaning up the hive, storing pollen, making honey, guarding the hive, collecting pollen and nectar.
Honeycomb is layers of wax cells (little rooms) made into a hexagonal (six-sided) shape. The queen will lay eggs in the cells and Honey Bee babies, called larvae, will hatch. Larvae will eventually pupate (make a coccoon in their cells), and hatch out as adult bees.
Honey Bees eat nectar and pollen from flowers. Nectar is the liquid in a flower, and pollen is a powdery substance which must be transferred from one flower to another to make more flowers. Larvae eat honey.