Honey: Bacteria's Worst Enemy

  • Опубликовано: 11 май 2016
  • It may not look like it sitting in that cute bear bottle, but honey is a supercharged bacteria-killing powerhouse!
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Комментарии: 3 354

  • levi boffamartin
    levi boffamartin 6 часов назад

    so if i put hunny in a wound after a week or two it wont go bad if it stays dry.... i really dont wona have to clean hunny out of a wound

  • Sleepyhead
    Sleepyhead 10 часов назад


  • Urbaaniapina
    Urbaaniapina День назад

    Awesome!! Next time I have flu, its going to be honey pops allower my face!!

  • xLaCrano
    xLaCrano 2 дня назад

    He said New Zealand.. Yay! Haha. I knew Manuka honey would have an appearance in this video for its uses.

  • Starflight 6926
    Starflight 6926 2 дня назад

    Noooo! Why do bees have to die!?!?! We need honey!! Halp the bees 🐝!!!!

  • Clark Bateman
    Clark Bateman 3 дня назад

    These reasons, and more, are why honey is mixed with our organic Aloe as part of Father Romano Zago's immune health formula. aloeproductscenter.com Pure raw honey is a very underrated health super food.

  • Fiz_Fitness
    Fiz_Fitness 3 дня назад

    What about alkaline water

  • Yamron Alkaizer
    Yamron Alkaizer 3 дня назад

    guys im a new be in honey... i just bought this honey last month and been consuming it slowly and I notice something inside a circular little thing that group together, yes first time i buy it it was crystal clear except for the bubbles.... i just notice it today....

  • Karl Laur
    Karl Laur 4 дня назад

    pH4 is about a 1000 times more acidic than pH7? Damn logarithmic scales.

  • GhostyDecidueye098
    GhostyDecidueye098 4 дня назад

    How to never get sick:
    Have Honey around you

  • Yo ski
    Yo ski 4 дня назад

    but most honey in stores now isnt even real honey

  • ajtronic
    ajtronic 4 дня назад

    I loved this one. Thanks.

  • Alex Hurst
    Alex Hurst 4 дня назад

    Alcohol kills bacteria. Just saw your episode on that. Honey kill bacteria. I assume mead is like a bacteria nuclear bomb?!

  • Aaron Rose
    Aaron Rose 4 дня назад

    If black coffee isn't a neutral 7, does that mean bacteria can't survive in black strong brewed coffee?

  • MLNova TV
    MLNova TV 4 дня назад

    AW MAN!

  • MLNova TV
    MLNova TV 4 дня назад

    start eating honcteria
    horrible pun intended

  • ɮoʊnċɛ օʄʄ
    ɮoʊnċɛ օʄʄ 4 дня назад

    Winnie the pooh is one healthy motherfucker

  • ThePartyDeer
    ThePartyDeer 4 дня назад

    Liquid sugar in a plastic bear bottle, right? *WRONG*

  • mr x
    mr x 4 дня назад

    The Quran told us about honey's properties over 1400 year ago.

  • Raul Almeida Furtado
    Raul Almeida Furtado 9 дней назад

    Damn!, Winnie The Poo Is Protected From Bacteria And Viruses!


    Do I stay subscribbed if I already know everything?

  • neosomato hypergenesis
    neosomato hypergenesis 10 дней назад


  • Salah Daw
    Salah Daw 11 дней назад

    Quran says in surrah:16-  verse: 69 : (Then to eat of all the produce (of the earth), and find with skill the spacious paths of its Lord: there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought).

  • the night hAunter war/russian/aidan/doctor/doyle

    I was thirsty for tea recently,and I wanted to replace honey for 1 cup of tea,is this why?

  • bubmah axr
    bubmah axr 12 дней назад

    stop talking and promoting people to consume honey because that's the only way to stop the decreasing growth of bee population.

  • blaze gamer26-12
    blaze gamer26-12 12 дней назад


  • Jackson Kim
    Jackson Kim 12 дней назад

    Then Winnie the Pooh should be the healthiest mofo who ever lived..

  • Matthew Medeiros
    Matthew Medeiros 12 дней назад

    Sorry guys but you ain't getting these benefits in that real tasty honey at walmart. Buy locally made honey and you won't get allergies in the spring and summer

  • 5hredder
    5hredder 12 дней назад

    wait, so does that mean that people who have auto immune defeciencies(AIDS) also cannot have honey?! or how come they dont have to worry about it if their bodies cannot fight against the botulism bacteria?

  • Nathaniel Sellis
    Nathaniel Sellis 14 дней назад

    Where can I find out how to extract methylglyoxal? I'd love to make that in the lab

  • David Caruso
    David Caruso 15 дней назад

    Make sure it’s raw honey at least and organic if you can

  • Joseph Margallo
    Joseph Margallo 15 дней назад

    would it mean honey killing the good bacteria as well?

  • Ahmed Zayed
    Ahmed Zayed 18 дней назад

    You Know Muslims Quran !
    Believe it or NOT It said Clearly that honey:
    A Cure for Sick People (Latterly Speaking)
    Mohamed said so 1400 years ago for Muslims and have a famous story about it !
    Not defending Islam Now but We need to know that Islam is much more than Media Meatheads Telling You, Please Fight your Inner Mediocre and Open To learn challenging theories before judging !
    Thnx SciShow Keep it up !

  • Rizwan Khan
    Rizwan Khan 20 дней назад

    People are worst enemies of people

  • Umar Awan
    Umar Awan 23 дня назад

    No wonder the pharmaceutical also make pesticide

  • Google Gaming
    Google Gaming 24 дня назад


  • Eric Weng
    Eric Weng Месяц назад

    Maybe the bees just put a silver coin in their honey.

  • Heather Kelley
    Heather Kelley Месяц назад

    Well people are busy with their fandoms internet drama and ete to worry about silly bees dieing and our food supply running out

  • naters pataters Major
    naters pataters Major Месяц назад

    if you want to 'bee' one of those people. i was paying attention i caught your pun

  • Oreo Shit
    Oreo Shit Месяц назад

    I'm thinking of underswap right now
    I wonder why

  • Andrej Vlasov
    Andrej Vlasov Месяц назад

    Someone else here, who hates honey?
    Don't want to be the only one.

  • Ken Woods
    Ken Woods Месяц назад

    I didnt do well in school and only went to the 8th grade. Now that I'm older I crave information on how the universe works. You guys are AMAZING! Thank you!!!

  • Johnathan Spence
    Johnathan Spence Месяц назад

    Anti-BEE-otics... I see what you did there Mr. Green

  • Itamar Meir
    Itamar Meir Месяц назад

    Just to mention that if honey is heated up to over 45 degrees C I believe or close to that it is essentially a sugary syrup that has no healing properties.
    Awesome video and very well explained as usual.

  • Zy
    Zy Месяц назад


  • omar oyt
    omar oyt Месяц назад

    every thing you said is written in quran before more than 1400 years -_-

  • xXHE4RTCOREXx Heart
    xXHE4RTCOREXx Heart Месяц назад

    I have a question , If you put honey to a dirty place, then eat it , will you get sick?

  • German Carranza
    German Carranza Месяц назад

    So diluted honey becomes a chemical weapon?!

  • Mansoor Ahmed
    Mansoor Ahmed Месяц назад

    Wow amazing info awesome video!

  • Lou Fazio
    Lou Fazio Месяц назад

    Is the presumption here topical or ingested? If ingested, what amount for effectiveness? One teaspoon daily?

  • Kayren Sawyer
    Kayren Sawyer Месяц назад

    Why are bubbles different colors when you blow into them?

  • EclipseReaper
    EclipseReaper Месяц назад

    can i eat honey instead of toothpaste ?

  • Letrux
    Letrux Месяц назад

    Toooooo stikkkkkeeyyy!!!

  • Emma the FANGIRL
    Emma the FANGIRL Месяц назад

    So this is why you take a spoonful of honey when you have a cold! *mind blown*

  • MsColdCanada
    MsColdCanada Месяц назад

    This explains why so many diy skin and hair care remedies contain honey.

  • Keanun Moskaluk
    Keanun Moskaluk Месяц назад

    @Princessashley121 you are clearly brain dead. During the time of the bubonic plague, which I was noting, there was no medicine. What is going on for bees is basically that. If you read what I am saying, you would realize that, now if your a troll or joking, bravo, if your being serious you need to read up on history, we have not had medicine forever.

  • Frazer Brooks
    Frazer Brooks Месяц назад

    Quick question about the effectiveness of honey and it's antibacterial qualities. How are those benefits not protecting them against colony collapse disorder?

  • Some Dude
    Some Dude Месяц назад

    Could you use honey to disenfect a wound in am emergency situation?

  • Amad Clapham
    Amad Clapham Месяц назад

    Watching this makes me sad from realising that the bee population is declining

  • dvan and gingy
    dvan and gingy Месяц назад

    Actually bacteria can thrive as low as 4.6 on the ph scale any thing more acidic would be dangerous for the bacterium

  • talha tariq
    talha tariq Месяц назад

    Already says this in the Quran and Hadeeth...

  • Mixey
    Mixey Месяц назад +1

    4:00 If you wanna BEE one of those people :)

  • ZoupDe Loup
    ZoupDe Loup Месяц назад

    It's cool to see the Bible's fascination with honey:
    "Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off."
    "My son, eat honey because it is good, And the honeycomb which is sweet to your taste."
    "Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it."
    "Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon."
    Basically, if you want to know God personally, get high on honey

  • Tai Lopez
    Tai Lopez Месяц назад

    Can you talk about the fact that you don't get real health benefits of honey unless you buy it raw? Most honey in the US supermarkets is pasteurized and filled with High Fructose Corn sugar and it's like fake honey. Unless you buy it organically or buy it in another country you won't get the benefits.

  • Henry Ibbs
    Henry Ibbs Месяц назад

    Should we include a food in our diet that contains antibiotics?

  • Austin Millard
    Austin Millard Месяц назад

    Is it dangerous to eat honey if you have a weakened immune system?

  • Raja Ram
    Raja Ram Месяц назад


  • xDtheguy GD
    xDtheguy GD Месяц назад

    Honey a day keeps the bacteria away

  • lucky me
    lucky me Месяц назад

    We use honey based wound dressings in surgery. Pretty effective

  • Jose Ortiz
    Jose Ortiz Месяц назад

    So I can put honey on cuts

  • Space Elevator
    Space Elevator Месяц назад

    SciShow, I DON'T EAT SUGAR(glucose) because it's a KILLER... I know honey has glucose, but.... come on buddy I know it doesn't have THIS big amount of glucose.

    • Space Elevator
      Space Elevator Месяц назад

      And even I don't eat ALOT of honey. :)

  • Christopher
    Christopher Месяц назад

    Sooo... i can wash my hands in honey?🤔😃

  • *Zakaria Lmous*
    *Zakaria Lmous* Месяц назад +1

    سبحان الله

  • The Cringe Lord
    The Cringe Lord Месяц назад

    You can also eat it with peas

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  • Blue Blue
    Blue Blue Месяц назад

    So.... Can you put honey on your cut?

  • Lauren Brown
    Lauren Brown Месяц назад

    Is this why honey and lemon in hot water are good for colds?

  • vaxo jimshiashvili
    vaxo jimshiashvili Месяц назад

    What about gut friendly bacterias

  • vaxo jimshiashvili
    vaxo jimshiashvili Месяц назад

    Doesn't honey take water away from our cells?

  • Bart Van Riel
    Bart Van Riel Месяц назад

    Why people like to eat bee vomit intended for larvae I don't understand

  • Susan Deng
    Susan Deng Месяц назад

    Isn't he the same guy from crash course?

  • Ritz Kola
    Ritz Kola 2 месяца назад

    Mix honey with warmed milk😍

  • WashHtsWarrior
    WashHtsWarrior 2 месяца назад

    Bee defensin-1 lmao that sounds like something from star trek

  • peekeyeseek
    peekeyeseek 2 месяца назад

    Watching this while sucking Lockets.

  • Traveel
    Traveel 2 месяца назад

    Honey bees sting causes immune reaction, honey fights bacteria. Irony?

  • ask asking
    ask asking 2 месяца назад

    can honey help cure gonorhea

  • jose montanex
    jose montanex 2 месяца назад

    is this guy related to the history clash course guy?

  • Youtube Adventurer
    Youtube Adventurer 2 месяца назад

    thats the power of millions of years of evolution.

  • youssef rageh
    youssef rageh 2 месяца назад

    *insert unfunny joke*

  • ColicoVis
    ColicoVis 2 месяца назад

    I'm also a beekeeper (family has been beekeeping for 3 generations), and on the side I do pest control. And this comment section...
    I really love how theirs a more focus on bees and entomology, don't get me wrong. Yes we are in the stages of a massive colony breakdown (I lost 150 hives last year to CCD caused by harmful and aggressive pesticides, and another 75 to the extreme cold in the pacific NW which can be attributed to climate change.) and we're all grateful to the awareness that it being spread.
    But I have seen so many people In one breath say "save the bees! Support your local beekeeper! You need to be more environmentally conscious!" And then turn around with a can of raid and destroy a native hive or ground nest because it's not neatly packed in a box, and their all self righteous. Wasps and Hornets are part of this eco system too, and they have their place. I relocate the hives I capture if I can. Those areas you just riddled with the insect equivalent of a biochemical bomb are places where my bees go too, just, be mindful of what your putting into the ecosystem. It has consequences you cannot even imagine.
    If your having problems with a hive try hiring a pest control professional who (if it's an option, some hives you just cannot relocate because their in the walls or something) is able to not use pesticides, and if theirs a honeybee swarm, call your local beekeeper or beekeeping Guild, they'll be more than happy to handle it.

  • oscar landaverde
    oscar landaverde 2 месяца назад

    all hale the bee👑

  • Rodney Hill
    Rodney Hill 2 месяца назад

    I now want honey on bojangles biscuits

  • Darth Vader
    Darth Vader 2 месяца назад

    But where do the dead bacterias go if they die inside honey. Do they have a cementery?

  • Leananshae
    Leananshae 2 месяца назад

    question: is raw honey better at fighting bacteria than processed honey?

  • Solomon Metzger
    Solomon Metzger 2 месяца назад

    not true i had honey water in a bottle all night and it had mold colonies in the morning

    (I know honey water isn't like pure honey with killing germs)

  • Elliander Eldridge
    Elliander Eldridge 2 месяца назад

    I once had a nasty cut in my finger right to the Bone where the flesh was sort of hanging. To say it was painful would be an understatement. what I basically ended up doing was coding the area with honey repeatedly and applied pressure to hold it together. it healed completely without any scarring.
    I once stepped on a rusty nail, a big thick one that went right into the ball of my foot. it was a very serious injury, one that is supposed to take months to heal. However, I used honey and Nori during the day and a slice of potato at night and it only took about a week to fully heal. I took pictures of that particular incident to document how effective it was.
    after a particularly bad car accident, I used a combination of honey and raw organic Nori to prevent scarring and there is very little physical evidence that I was ever in a car accident now. the honey helps to prevent the infections, and the Nori acted as a second skin which further promoted regeneration.

  • Macks
    Macks 2 месяца назад

    Manuka honey tastes so good.. It's like $15 NZD though.

  • Rakesh kumar
    Rakesh kumar 2 месяца назад

    I have seen it firsthand that a spoonful of honey cures sore throat

  • Crazy coding cat
    Crazy coding cat 2 месяца назад

    Bacteria hate it!!!

  • harryplazmc 133
    harryplazmc 133 2 месяца назад

    I submitted