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Enjoy benefits of locally produced honey sold at Alliance for the Art’s GreenMarket

By Staff | Jul 29, 2009

Avoiding buzzing bees in Southwest Florida might be a smart idea to avert their sting but neglect their locally produced honey and miss the numerous health benefits.

Just ask Ron Weisburg from Lee Bees Honey, who sells his locally produced unprocessed honey at the Alliance for the Arts’ GreenMarket on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. until noon.

Weisburg’s customers return weekly with claims that the honey tastes better, reduces allergies, alleviates muscles soreness, helps prostate problems and will even give you a burst of energy.

Amongst satisfied customers, doctors have recently been buzzing about the healing properties of honey. According to Dr. Group’s post on the Global Healing Center’s Natural Health and Organic Living Blogg, “It is always best to grow or consume foods from the area in which you live as they contain the immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment.”

Dr. Group goes on to list some of the benefits of eating honey, “increases endurance, aids in weight loss, relieves morning sickness, calms upset stomach and arthritis, reduces bladder infections, keeps cholesterol levels low, helps with local allergies, and has even been said to slow down hair loss.”

Visit Lee Bee’s and pick up a batch of locally produced honey, listen to live music, purchase products from vendors selling everything from freshly caught fish, home-baked breads, organic eggs, cheese, salsas, jellies and chutneys to native plants, pottery, tie dyed clothing, natural sea salts, soaps and much more.

The GreenMarket supports local businesses and offers the community a place to purchase natural, hand-made, locally produced, and organic products. GreenMarket is created by the Alliance for the Arts, the Local Arts Agency for Lee County.

For more information, call 239-939-2787 or visit www.artinlee.org.

The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.