Antibacterial properties of honey

Honey contains various antibacterial substances, which can inhibit the growth of different bacteria. It was examined, whether these substances originate from nectar or whether they are added by the bees. The chemical properties of the antibacterial substances were examined, as well as the influence of storage and heat on their antibacterial action.

Antibacterial substances in honey (PDF, 45 kB, 14.09.2016)
S. Bogdanov (1997)