Honey: Bacteria's Worst Enemy

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

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Comments: 3 071

  • Christian Wang
    Christian Wang 1 day ago

    Then what happens when u put that stuff in yogurt

  • Chien Puant
    Chien Puant 1 day ago

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

  • HarryRacer18
    HarryRacer18 3 days ago

    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 8 days ago

    Can cure clamydia?

  • MrSoldier
    MrSoldier 10 days ago

    honey is some iconic substance

  • FunTime Vlogs
    FunTime Vlogs 10 days ago

    What happens if you eat so much honey

  • Oliver Johansson
    Oliver Johansson 11 days ago

    I'm suddenly compelled to get bee hive

  • Januar
    Januar 14 days ago

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

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  • Endrank luvs da 4 loco

    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 24 days ago

    What's in my tears

  • Bluey Mations
    Bluey Mations 25 days ago

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

    jk im still a kid i dont hav a waif

  • vlad ivanov
    vlad ivanov 26 days ago

    show I be concerned if my honey is unpasteurized?

  • Cheshire Kat
    Cheshire Kat 1 month ago

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

  • Prince of Humor
    Prince of Humor 1 month ago

    *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 1 month ago

    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 1 month ago

    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 1 month ago

    get u get fatter eating honey over sugar?

  • silver ninja510
    silver ninja510 1 month ago

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

  • Snooker King
    Snooker King 1 month ago

    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??

  • Coconut
    Coconut 1 month ago

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

  • Marc Belair
    Marc Belair 1 month ago


  • The TimeLord
    The TimeLord 1 month ago

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

  • Doakan Uqbah
    Doakan Uqbah 1 month ago

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

  • Pixella Entertainment

    honey vs cancer??

  • C•H•U•Y
    C•H•U•Y 1 month ago

    So de we now wash our hands with honey

  • Killer Memestar
    Killer Memestar 1 month ago

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

  • TotalRookie_LV
    TotalRookie_LV 1 month ago

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

  • Eli Mui
    Eli Mui 1 month ago

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

  • lee guankiat
    lee guankiat 1 month ago

    I wanna produce that toxin.

  • Bob Troller
    Bob Troller 1 month ago


  • A Man Apart
    A Man Apart 1 month ago


  • Adrian Alegado
    Adrian Alegado 1 month ago

    love it

  • Robert H
    Robert H 1 month ago

    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 1 month ago

    Any difference in the benefits of Raw honey vs processed ?

  • Mukthar Mohammad
    Mukthar Mohammad 1 month ago

    clostridium botulinum..??

  • Konglim Khoo
    Konglim Khoo 1 month ago

    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."

  • D Igoe
    D Igoe 1 month ago

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

  • Aiden Negron
    Aiden Negron 1 month ago

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

  • kirby march Barcena
    kirby march Barcena 1 month ago

    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 1 month ago

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

  • Franklin Winnemucca
    Franklin Winnemucca 1 month ago

    if its anti bacreria does that make it bad for your beneficial microbials in your gut.

  • SweetTea
    SweetTea 1 month ago

    *Wait! Wait! Wait just a minute there mister!* I just so happen to be in the process of making Jun kombucha. For those that don't know, kombucha is made with something called a scoby. A scoby is a culture of *bacteria*. Guess what I feed it? Green tea and .....*HONEY*. My scoby is healthy and happy. So honey can't be killing all the kinds of bacteria.

  • Fernando Rodrigues dos Santos

    If honey is a super saturated solution and wants water so bad, why is it so hard to dilute it in water? I make Mead, and mixing the honey to the water is very slow, usually I have to use warm water to speed up the process.

  • Aleksije Vujovic
    Aleksije Vujovic 1 month ago


  • doverandover61
    doverandover61 1 month ago

    Wouldn't honey then kill useful bacteria in the stomach?

  • LittleLionLover
    LittleLionLover 1 month ago

    Our digestive system, beginning within the mouth is full of useful bacteria. What is up whith them and honey?

  • niva zero
    niva zero 1 month ago

    Well problem is, where do you find non pasturized honey?

  • Yeoli Livunts
    Yeoli Livunts 1 month ago

    so I'm gonna assume that the bacteria that lives on, and in our bodies, are safe from Honey the Bacteria Killer.

  • chaotiklink
    chaotiklink 1 month ago

    I've been using raw organic honey to treat my cystic acne for 3 years. It even cleared up some of the scars or softened them up. It's a miracle cure that's for sure.

  • Reala728
    Reala728 1 month ago

    i love insect vomit! particularly in heated leaf water.

  • Yilmaz Ozturk
    Yilmaz Ozturk 1 month ago

    Go bees 🐝 🐝 🐝 Go!!!

  • David Clarkson
    David Clarkson 1 month ago

    And we're all killing the honey bee. Great job!

  • TheRamsfanstl
    TheRamsfanstl 1 month ago

    I always wondered why children under 1 year old couldn't eat honey

  • Little Nova
    Little Nova 1 month ago

    So honey is that one prostitute in the chemical world if science?

  • mehdi bouzarria
    mehdi bouzarria 1 month ago

    this types of videos motivate me to eat healthy 0:)

  • леня болотинский

    so you say that sugar is good for health??

  • Ali
    Ali 1 month ago

    Don't know exactly why I am so irritated watching this guy! He keeps appearing everywhere. somebody shoot me for God's sake.

  • sawadikin
    sawadikin 1 month ago

    wich honey? we have numerous type of honey now.

    • sawadikin
      sawadikin 1 month ago

      Heidi Marchant
      thankyou for explanation i appreciate :-)

    • Heidi Marchant
      Heidi Marchant 1 month ago

      sawadikin I know how u feel with the password thing, I'm pretty old school too. Different countries promote different ideas and they're trying to say here that dark honey is best for you but I can't seem to believe it (but that's just me I guess). My experience and what I believe is good old fashioned golden honey. My husband has to have it every day or his allergies flare up big time. I like it in my tea to keep infections away. Our FDA has certain guidelines that make it almost impossible to get "the real deal" but read the labels if you buy it from a store and just use your better judgement I suppose. Sorry I couldn't be more help, good luck and keep your head up🤗👍

    • sawadikin
      sawadikin 1 month ago

      Heidi Marchant
      no I'm not us citizen, i have one email for this account but im not really sure the password is lol its longtime since i open my email and asking google for help because i forgot my password. i need recover my email i forgot the password again(old man habits lol). ooo the good honey have crystal sediment, i got one like that to but not all honey in one brand will have crystal sediment. some very light consistency and bright colors, some will darker even black. i buy honey sometimes from grocery store, sometimes from local honey farm in honey farm they make so many type of honey depend what flower the bee feed i like the sunflower honey and palm honey, black honey is the most expensive they said its wild honey from dead tree.

      how they really sure can feed the bee with a specific flower. bee fly freely right.

    • Heidi Marchant
      Heidi Marchant 1 month ago

      sawadikin real honey that I get from my in-laws is golden like blonde hair and you can see the small sugar crystals in it. Do you live in the U.S.? If u want to give me your email address then I can send you a couple pictures to set you on the right track of what to look for. But that's up to you. Good Luck🙄

    • sawadikin
      sawadikin 1 month ago

      Heidi Marchant
      how do you know its a genuine honey or artificial honey?
      im stil not sure how to identify real pure 100% honey. because to many type of honey.

  • Mordant221
    Mordant221 1 month ago

    Unfortunately, most honey you see in American stores are not actually honey.

  • Beanshkabob
    Beanshkabob 1 month ago

    That's badass

  • Ash N
    Ash N 1 month ago

    So would honey actually help with acne?

  • Ace Trainer Aidan
    Ace Trainer Aidan 1 month ago

    I was prescribed honey to help with my throat.... Sweet. <--------- Get it? hahaha I'll let myself out

  • Gabriel Figueroa
    Gabriel Figueroa 1 month ago

    A video of Aloe Vera?

  • Ceiling Fan
    Ceiling Fan 1 month ago

    F*** wasps and hornets.

  • hello this is alec
    hello this is alec 1 month ago

    Who dislikes these videos?

  • Ian and Taryn Podcast

    bye bye neosporin!

  • Kiwi Leong
    Kiwi Leong 1 month ago

    how are bees doing these days?

  • Treebam3
    Treebam3 1 month ago

    Beekeepers Unite!

  • john master
    john master 1 month ago

    try stingless bee honey from Malaysia!

  • Jacob Rozacar
    Jacob Rozacar 2 months ago

    4:20 :)

  • realniqqa101
    realniqqa101 2 months ago

    my grandma had a whole jar of old honey. it just looked normal

  • ShadowMaster 45
    ShadowMaster 45 2 months ago

    Can i clear my teeth cavities by putting a little honey on it?

  • Rohith Shinoj
    Rohith Shinoj 2 months ago

    But wont eating honey kill gut bacteria as well then. They are definitely needed

  • Dave Schulz
    Dave Schulz 2 months ago

    Buy raw honey not the pasteurized kind. You want unpaseurized honey .

  • The Yangem
    The Yangem 2 months ago

    does anyone else just pour honey into a spoon and eat it like that?

  • django priceaction
    django priceaction 2 months ago

    Should you brush your teeth with honey?

  • Dwayne Kemp-Bey
    Dwayne Kemp-Bey 2 months ago

    wow this is mentioned in the glorious Koran

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor 2 months ago

    Honey is full of chemicals. Don't tell the hippies.

  • Cocotero Delta Vos
    Cocotero Delta Vos 2 months ago

    From now on I will not tell you 'Honey' ... because you can kill me ...

  • Varia
    Varia 2 months ago

    um. honey feeds bacteria. it feeds candida. honey is not a health food.

  • SomeRandomGamerKid
    SomeRandomGamerKid 2 months ago

    Pour some honey on meeeeeeee oh yeah sticky sweet!

  • Luis Prado
    Luis Prado 2 months ago

    What are the health benefits of eating ass?

  • ramdom lol
    ramdom lol 2 months ago

    what about all the good bacteria in our body

  • Flamii Editss
    Flamii Editss 2 months ago

    honey fixed my broken screen.

  • D4Y DR34M
    D4Y DR34M 2 months ago


  • Gabriela Galecka
    Gabriela Galecka 2 months ago

    **watches video** **goes to kitchen and eats all the honey**


  • Princeton Toh
    Princeton Toh 2 months ago

    wait... eat more of bacteria's worst enemy, aren't we promoting bacteria then?

  • Knedla
    Knedla 2 months ago

    0:08 Technically, in this bottle is not even a real honey, it's a sweet honey flavoured sirup. :D

  • frjuy
    frjuy 2 months ago

    so is it really true that honey will NEVER spoil??
    and can still be consume after 5 years, 10 years, or even 20 years??

  • Allhailmegajeff
    Allhailmegajeff 2 months ago

    I did this honey stuff on my wound, when I had a leg ular for three years

  • El Inextricable
    El Inextricable 2 months ago

    When I was 15, I had a classmate that everyone called "piranha"... Why?.. well... the poor guy had this problem: all of his teeth was rotten. All of them. One day, I dont remember the context, I got enought courage to approach him and ask "What happend with your teeth, dude?" He put this face like if he heard the question a million times before (of course), and to my surprise he answer me pretty much kindly.
    The answer gave me the goosebumps tho: "When was kid, I fell asleep with the mouth full of honey".
    I rarely eat honey since then.

  • Sinwhisper
    Sinwhisper 2 months ago


  • backflip addiction
    backflip addiction 2 months ago

    90% of the honey sold in the us is faked its just sirup with some fodd coloring an stuff like that

  • Mataiodragon
    Mataiodragon 2 months ago

    I have a coworker who says her grandpa eats a spoonful of honey every night, and hasn't gotten sick in years..this is making me believe there is some science behind this theory of theirs

  • Subhan Soomro
    Subhan Soomro 2 months ago

    munaka honey cures asthma avoiding taking in hot weathers as asthma mostly attack in winter.

  • Arun Suria
    Arun Suria 2 months ago

    Does it effect the microbes in our body? Gut flora

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