are numerous anecdotal tales on the medicinal benefits of honey. Recent
scientific studies provide convincing proof that honey is indeed a
medicine as well as a wonderful tasting food. This book documents
information that takes honey out of the realm of "folk
medicine" and places it firmly in the realm of "modern
antibacterial properties of honey are covered in detail. For many,
incorporating honey into their daily diet can result in considerable
savings by reducing the amount of money spent on prescription drugs.
for athletes is also discussed with citations of studies showing
improved athletic performance when honey is consumed.
chapters acquaint the reader with the many and varied flavors of quality
honey. Besides being a major ingredient of a healthy lifestyle, honey is
an inexpensive gourmet treat that can be enjoyed by all.
eye opener...especially pertinent in this time of multidrug-resistant
bacteria. I plan to add honey to my list of beneficial substances that I
use to help people heal."
- Daniel Blodgett, M.D.
informative and well written. I highly recommend this reading for
everyone, especially medical professionals."
- Christopher M. Kim, M.D.
About the Author
Traynor was born to Roger and Madeline Traynor in Oakland, CA. He
moved to Berkeley, where he graduated from high school. He served two
years in the Army. He went to University of California at Davis, where
he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Pomology, and received his
Master's Degree in Soil Science.
Joe went to work for Valley Pollination Service, Bakersfield, CA, under
Charles Reed, where he was introduced to the world of beekeeping. At one
time, Joe had purchased and run 600 colonies of bees. Joe had also
worked for a fertilizer company, an Ag consulting company, and Superior
Farms (Now Paramount Farms). Since 1973, Joe has owned and operated
Scientific Ag. Co., which is both a pollination service modeled after
Valley Pollination Service and a consultation service in soil fertility
and plant nutrition.
Joe has authored 2 books, "Ideas in Soil and Plant Nutrition"
Pollination Handbook for Almond Growers and Beekeepers". He has
donated the profits for bee research, primarily for parasitic mite
Joe Traynor is the father of 3 children, Pen, Patrick, and Pamela, and
has 3 grandchildren, Patrick, Christopher, and Cosette. He has been
married to his wife Nema for 39 Years.
His hobbies include reading, writing, hiking, swimming, and bicycling.
He road his bike through France with a group of cyclists, and bicycled
through Czechoslovakia with his daughter.
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