GUEST- a famous Irish beekeeper, international honey expert, lecturer John Donahue from county Offaly. Each September John is the Guest of the Russian Show telling our listeners about interesting facts from the life of bees and about various types of honey. Today John is telling us about a very rare type of Irish honey — the Ivy honey and its curative effect on the health of people.
John DONAHUE:»The bees know the aroma of the ivy plant very well. This is the last honey gathered by bees before winter. Pure ivy honey is very rich in minerals and has a very strong taste. It was traditionally used to treat bronchitis, chest infections, coughs, and gout. «