How to Choose Honey, 4th century

bee ornaments in rows 1655 engraving of Childeric I’s golden bees (5th c.)

We recall that in all treatments the honey which is most effective is that in which there are dead bees. If you happen to use it, it will be worth seeking out.

Plinii Secundi qui feruntur de medicina libri tres

There’s no better sweetener for your therapeutic cup of tea than honey studded with embalmed bees. Drink up!