the article mentions that you need to watch for apiaries that feed HFCS and treat their hives with amendments. We buy Bee Maid Honey - www.beemaid.com/about-bee-maid
it also states this regarding allergies to pollen: "Raw honey contains enzymes and probiotics which are destroyed when heated or used in cooking applications. These compounds are of no small significance and contribute directly or indirectly to honey's many well-known health benefits. Take the active starch-digesting enzyme amylase, for instance, found only in the raw form of honey in a form known as diastase, which is believed to contribute to clearing antigen-antibody immune complexes associated with allergies to pollens, while also reducing mast cell degranulation associated with histamine and related inflammatory hormone release, linked to allergic symptoms. Also, local honey will contain small amounts of local pollen which may help to "immunize," or desensitize an overly active immune response to these environmental triggers."
Edited by: GDBEAR65 at: 12/8/2012 (15:53)