Would you ever think to buy your groceries at the Darke County Parks Nature Center gift shop? Probably not, but the gift shop has honey for sale. The honey is all locally produced right here in Darke County. The benefits of honey are endless. Honey has only 64 calories per serving and is much sweeter than table sugar. In addition to making sweet treats, honey has many health benefits. Honey contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and antioxidants. Studies have shown that since honey may contain pollen, eating local honey could relieve allergy symptoms. Honey has also been found to act as an antimicrobial agent and is an effective treatment for minor abrasions and burns. Honey can also soothe a sore throat, especially when mixed in a hot cup of tea. So come out to the Darke County Parks nature center and support your local honey producers, the gift shop, and your health!