Honey: Bacteria's Worst Enemy

  • Опубликовано:  Год назад
  • It may not look like it sitting in that cute bear bottle, but honey is a supercharged bacteria-killing powerhouse!

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  • SciShow  science  Hank  Green  honey  bacteria  Honey: Bacteria's Worst Enemy  sugar  glucose  fructose  supersaturated solution  osmosis  bacterium  mold  fungus  microorganisms  bees  glucose oxidase  gluconic acid  hydrogen peroxide  acidic  antibiotics  bee defensin-1  protein  methylglyoxal  manuka honey  Clostridium botulinum  botulism  infants  spores  immune system  bear bottle  

Комментарии: 3 184

  • oscar landaverde
    oscar landaverde 6 часов назад

    all hale the bee👑

  • Rodney Hill
    Rodney Hill 12 часов назад

    I now want honey on bojangles biscuits

  • Darth Vader
    Darth Vader 21 час назад

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

  • Leananshae
    Leananshae День назад

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

  • Solomon Metzger
    Solomon Metzger 4 дня 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 5 дней 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.

  • Wot am i doing
    Wot am i doing 9 дней назад

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

  • Rakesh kumar
    Rakesh kumar 12 дней назад

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

  • Crazy coding cat
    Crazy coding cat 12 дней назад

    Bacteria hate it!!!

  • Rushed Coc attacks With caster
    Rushed Coc attacks With caster 13 дней назад

    I submitted

  • minty soul
    minty soul 17 дней назад


  • Kamun Reser
    Kamun Reser 17 дней назад

    ps. bees are cute

  • Kamun Reser
    Kamun Reser 17 дней назад

    so we can use honey like antiseptic ??

  • Shaoor Education
    Shaoor Education 19 дней назад

    Good information , Weldon

  • EpicPancake7
    EpicPancake7 19 дней назад

    Thank God I drink tea with honey

  • Juicing for health
    Juicing for health 20 дней назад

    buy real honey not that fake corn syrup crap, i buy organic honey and its good great awesome epic

    • Sara Elisabeth
      Sara Elisabeth 11 дней назад

      Juicing for health . Organic Raw honey is always best ! 🐝 🍯

  • Carlos Castillo
    Carlos Castillo 21 день назад


  • NetTopia TVD
    NetTopia TVD 26 дней назад +1

    You never hear this in school or study

  • Martin Sonderegger
    Martin Sonderegger 26 дней назад

    so I will clean now my apartment with honey?

  • Cosmic Portals
    Cosmic Portals 27 дней назад

    HFCS, Americas honey..............thats actually what you are eating instead of honey

  • Frank Meier
    Frank Meier 29 дней назад

    The ISIS offer a treatment to get rid of Acne! It is 100% successful ...

  • colnel autumn
    colnel autumn Месяц назад

    So wouldn't consuming honey be bad for the bacteria keeping us alive

  • No.
    No. Месяц назад +1

    BUT. This works only when you use RAW honey. Not that cheap one you buy from the Market.

  • Copper Cortex
    Copper Cortex Месяц назад

    Spores make Botox? Coolio

  • HUH
    HUH Месяц назад

    Honey is bee puke.

  • Kush 420
    Kush 420 Месяц назад

    Rip free speech on all platforms owned by google

  • алексей винокуров
    алексей винокуров Месяц назад

    Hоlistiс Cаndidа Sесrееts
    Еliminatе Yеаst Infесtiоn Fаst
    Cаndidа сurе е-bооk rеveаls аll

  • Tommy Pham
    Tommy Pham Месяц назад

    Does it kill good bacteria too? Or just bad bacteria?

    MOUNTAIN DEWER 123 Месяц назад

    Ok i will have 3 spoons everyday

  • I want bleach
    I want bleach Месяц назад +1

    Honey is natures medicine

  • Nathan Nguyen
    Nathan Nguyen Месяц назад

    Can we use honey as an antiseptic?

  • nzoomed
    nzoomed Месяц назад

    Its bees vomit.

  • Ashlynne Banks
    Ashlynne Banks Месяц назад

    I do want to Bee one of those people 😂

  • tjmmcdje db dx he dne
    tjmmcdje db dx he dne Месяц назад

    and then botulinum comes out of nowhere

  • Magdy  Khalil
    Magdy Khalil Месяц назад +1

    Hi Hank and the rest of scishow!!!

  • WillowOfLife
    WillowOfLife Месяц назад

    Does the ability of hydrogen peroxide to destroy cells explain why it fizzes and creates white foam when in contact with blood?

  • HMS-Captain Lurmey
    HMS-Captain Lurmey Месяц назад +1

    So here's a tip for everyone out there who hates when their honey sets... If it's in a jar, take the lid off and throw it in the microwave for a minute or two, stir and repeat until you notice it's liquid again.

    Higher temperatures redissolve all the sugar, de-crystallising the honey.

  • ʜʏʟɪᴀɴ ᴘʀɪᴅᴇ
    ʜʏʟɪᴀɴ ᴘʀɪᴅᴇ Месяц назад

    A previous neighbor of mine was a bee keeper, one day while we were working in our gardens we were talking about bees. He goes "Know why bees have a Queen and not a President?" "Why's that?" "Presidents produce caca, Queens produce honey" lmao. Just the way he said it with his Romanian accent and everything, it was perfect.

  • pianoperson05 _
    pianoperson05 _ Месяц назад

    Why do people want to drink alkaline water? Why not neutral?

  • Pinkrevenge101
    Pinkrevenge101 2 месяца назад

    That's interesting so honey coming into contact with bacteria will make the water diffuse to it. Leaving the bacteria dry at the same time they're a neutral ph and their water activated gluconic acid in the honey which will prevent more bacteria growth and the hydrogen peroxide in glucose will destroy the existing bacteria.

    • Pinkrevenge101
      Pinkrevenge101 2 месяца назад

      +Pinkrevenge101 ok nvm I he just said it that the bees put a part their immune system defense to the honey and the glucose oxidase prevents it from being spoiled. AND safe from bacteria since it is carrying water.

    • Pinkrevenge101
      Pinkrevenge101 2 месяца назад

      Makes me wonder if this chemical makeup of honey has a reason that allows bees to keep their food from being infected with bacteria or the bees themselves.

  • Pinkrevenge101
    Pinkrevenge101 2 месяца назад

    Phospholipid bi membrane

  • Pinkrevenge101
    Pinkrevenge101 2 месяца назад

    So that's why you call a loved one Honey

  • NYXD
    NYXD 2 месяца назад +1

    4:20 BLAZE IT

  • Strom & Tidi
    Strom & Tidi 2 месяца назад


  • xisobelx373
    xisobelx373 2 месяца назад

    NEVER GIVE HONEY TO ANYONE UNDER 2 YEARS OLD..any kind. don't do it.

  • xisobelx373
    xisobelx373 2 месяца назад +1

    raw honey is amazing

  • Brad Smith
    Brad Smith 2 месяца назад

    Bees are badass!!

  • stephen gentry
    stephen gentry 2 месяца назад

    Currently have a throat infection. Watched video. Immediately went to kitchen to down all the honey i have.

  • 1wildwackywoman
    1wildwackywoman 2 месяца назад

    I wanna squeeze that baby!

  • verifiedmartian
    verifiedmartian 2 месяца назад

    Is this why honey helps pimples?

  • The new anti Arstotzka Union
    The new anti Arstotzka Union 2 месяца назад

    60% came here to actually learn,40% came here for the daaaaaaaaaaaaank mememz

  • Sage Mirei
    Sage Mirei 2 месяца назад

    Honey gives me anaphylaxis. I feel like I'm missing out

  • Ranrom Ran
    Ranrom Ran 2 месяца назад


  • Ms. Sketchy
    Ms. Sketchy 2 месяца назад

    Now I want to consume honey by the spoon full.

  • Fernando Feitoza
    Fernando Feitoza 2 месяца назад

    I don't care if it was god or evolution who made bees and honey and all the chains they take part. I just can't stop appreciating nature and all the marvelous, strange, breath-taking things living there. It's wonderful.

  • Michael De Rita
    Michael De Rita 2 месяца назад

    Wow, thats sooo cool. I Love Raw unprocessed Local Honey. About $9 a jar from my local farmers market. I use Honey as an allergy stopper.

  • Funtime hz
    Funtime hz 2 месяца назад

    "And your Lord inspired to the bee, "Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct.
    Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you]." There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought."


    FERNANDO MONTES DE OCA 2 месяца назад

    Thank you it was very helpful of you to do this because I a sore throat

  • Christian Wang
    Christian Wang 2 месяца назад

    Then what happens when u put that stuff in yogurt

  • Pierre M
    Pierre M 2 месяца назад

    Funny, as I'm typing these words, my 2nd degree burnt ass is covered in MediHoney and gauze.

  • HarryRacer18
    HarryRacer18 3 месяца назад

    So much science. The real answer is magic. Bees are magical beings that produce magical pixie dust that form into honey.

  • Lucio Jose
    Lucio Jose 3 месяца назад

    Can cure clamydia?

  • MrSoldier
    MrSoldier 3 месяца назад

    honey is some iconic substance

  • Belong Gt
    Belong Gt 3 месяца назад

    What happens if you eat so much honey

  • Oliver Johansson
    Oliver Johansson 3 месяца назад

    I'm suddenly compelled to get bee hive

  • Januar
    Januar 3 месяца назад

    So honey is good to consume regularly or not? Considering its antibiotic properties?

  • mrconfidenceofficial
    mrconfidenceofficial 3 месяца назад


  • Endrank luvs da 4 loco
    Endrank luvs da 4 loco 3 месяца назад

    Wait, I know the bacteria that causes cavities love sugar, and honey is mostly sugar, but it's also antibacterial, so would swishing honey around in your mouth help kill germs like mouthwash or make them grow like crazy?

  • Jahquan Russell
    Jahquan Russell 3 месяца назад

    What's in my tears

  • BlueyMatiOnz666
    BlueyMatiOnz666 3 месяца назад

    Yummm i love honey.... time to eat my honey... (wife)

    jk im still a kid i dont hav a waif

  • vlad ivanov
    vlad ivanov 3 месяца назад

    show I be concerned if my honey is unpasteurized?

  • Cheshire Kat
    Cheshire Kat 3 месяца назад

    Honey's good with some slices of cheese (like gouda or brie) on crackers.
    Especially with a pear on the side.

  • Prince O'Humour
    Prince O'Humour 4 месяца назад

    *DID ANYONE ELSE IMMEDIATELY THINK OF* that movie "The Equalizer" when Denzel Washington poured a spoon of piping hot honey on his open leg wound...

  • IvafromTheStars
    IvafromTheStars 4 месяца назад

    Story time!
    When I was younger me and my friends enter the science fair at my school , but we also had one of the more popular girls in are team too. The project was something do to with mold and water ( I don't remember what it was exactly)
    But basically the other girl took the protect home for the last day before the deadline, but she mixed up the lanes so.....

    ..... she eat/ drank I few sips of moldy honey , vinegar and sugar water and got sick so she couldn't bring in the protect..

  • Cheyne McDowall
    Cheyne McDowall 4 месяца назад

    Manuka honey IS good for you. Just make sure you know that it is from a reputable business in New Zealand.

  • sexy korean girl
    sexy korean girl 4 месяца назад +1

    get u get fatter eating honey over sugar?

  • silver ninja510
    silver ninja510 4 месяца назад

    Honey is evil, what if humans were made of bacteria o_O

  • Snooker King
    Snooker King 4 месяца назад

    These tricks cant work if we CONSUME the honey rite??

    1st: We absorb the sugar so regulate its concentration in our body, so there’s nothing to do with sucking out water from the bacteria in our body. Even before we assimilate it, we normally dilute the honey before drinking it, if we don’t, our saliva will, so this sugar-concentration-kills-bacteria trick wont work.

    2nd: When honey meets water, be it water that we use to dilute it before drinking or from our saliva, gluconic acid and H2O2 will be produced. The highly acidic gluconic acid will not only kill bacteria, but will also irritate cells of our digestive tract. The same goes to H2O2, which will not only kill bacteria, but also kill our cells if we consume it.

    3rd: The only thing left is antibiotics, so I assume that we can effectively absorb antibiotics and use it to fight bacteria in our body?? And so the statement “consuming honey is good for our body” is based on the antibiotics we get when we consume honey??

  • Healthy Coconut
    Healthy Coconut 4 месяца назад

    How long must you keep honey on a infection until you can wash it away?

  • Marc Belair
    Marc Belair 4 месяца назад


  • The TimeLord
    The TimeLord 4 месяца назад

    Am I the only one who noticed his eyebrows has fine lines, or is it just me?

  • Doakan Uqbah
    Doakan Uqbah 4 месяца назад

    So basically you saying that Honey also kill good bacteria like antibiotic? Can someone explain to me?

  • Pixella Entertainment
    Pixella Entertainment 4 месяца назад

    honey vs cancer??

  • C•H•U•Y
    C•H•U•Y 4 месяца назад

    So de we now wash our hands with honey

  • Killer Memestar
    Killer Memestar 4 месяца назад

    I spread honey on my genitalia and ants turn my dong into there home.

  • TotalRookie_LV
    TotalRookie_LV 4 месяца назад

    What kind of germ gave thumbs down to this video?!

  • Eli Mui
    Eli Mui 4 месяца назад

    is that why my mom gives me honey-lemon tea?

  • lee guankiat
    lee guankiat 4 месяца назад

    I wanna produce that toxin.

  • Bob Troller
    Bob Troller 4 месяца назад


  • A Man Apart
    A Man Apart 4 месяца назад


  • Adrian Alegado
    Adrian Alegado 4 месяца назад

    love it

  • Robert H
    Robert H 4 месяца назад

    If you wash your face with warm/hot water and then out a thin layer of raw honey on your face for 15 minutes it helps decrease acne and makes your skin look amazing

  • Stuart Hector
    Stuart Hector 4 месяца назад

    Any difference in the benefits of Raw honey vs processed ?

  • Mukthar Mohammad
    Mukthar Mohammad 4 месяца назад

    clostridium botulinum..??

  • Konglim Khoo
    Konglim Khoo 4 месяца назад

    Clostridium difficile is hardy and hard to kill, agree. But when it germinate, the bacteria is much weak and softer. Why don't we just make it germinate and KIll it? AKA "Hatch the egg and kill the chick."

  • Ur Man
    Ur Man 4 месяца назад

    americans only 1% of your honey is real honey im sorry to say honey xx

  • Aiden Negron
    Aiden Negron 4 месяца назад

    then why does that 6 legged hairy round bacteria still kill bees

  • kirby march Barcena
    kirby march Barcena 4 месяца назад

    Too bad we're running out of PURE honey because of the decrease of fauna where bees gets the nectar for making honey.

  • GammasLab
    GammasLab 4 месяца назад

    Watched this while home sick from school, I'm gonna get some honey