Honey has many uses. Some of the more common ones are to put it in hot drinks where it can sooth a sore throat, drizzle it on oatmeal, drizzle it on graham crackers or my personal favorite - use it when making homemade bread or other goodies. I love it on oatmeal and graham crackers too!
I know some people who store a five gallon bucket of honey. I don't have that much, but I do have about 15 lbs. I also store 7 lbs of molasses. For the purposes of this post, I will lump honey and molasses together. I use molasses in my bread recipes too. And besides, it is critical for those yummy gingerbread cookies at Christmas time!
I found a few websites that offer some additional advice on what you can do with all that honey.
- Seven ways to use honey for whatever ails you. I found this honey link on The SurvivalistBlog.net website.
- Medicinal Uses for Honey, Pollen and Other Bee Products
- 20 Unusual Uses for Honey
If you don't have any honey in your food storage program, I strongly encourage you to add at least a small bottle. It lasts practically forever in the original package. If it does ever crystallize, you can heat it in the microwave or place the container in a pan of hot water until it is re-melted. You can also use it in the crystallized state. On many occasions, I have used it that way in my bread recipes.
Even if you never eat it, honey has so many other uses that it makes it an important item to store. Consider adding a bottle (or two) of honey to your food storage program!