Dear Lou, I heard a rumor that honey is toxic when placed in hot water. Is that true? Doesn't the whole world drink honey in hot tea? Also wondering about the harvesting of honey -- is it harmful to the bees and their sustainability? Honey Lover from Vermont Dearest Honey Lover from Vermont, I didn't find any convincing studies on the toxicity of honey in water, but I did find this most interesting quote through an Internet search on the topic: According to ayurveda, honey shoud [sic] should never to be used heated directly or indirectly internally is it devolopes …
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Lou Bendrick is a former contributor to the High Country News Writers on the Range syndication service whose freelance work now appears in various publications.