The proven health benefits of honey

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CNN  — 

Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age.

Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C.