The country of Turkey is the second most successful producer of honey in the world, producing close to 100,000 tons a year. Why is this? Because Turkey is home to trillions of bees, millions of hives and hundreds of beekeepers.
A couple of years ago, I read that Turkey also has the most expensive honey in the world, costing $7,400 Canadian Dollars per kilogram! It’s called, ‘Elvish’ honey, and it comes from an 1,800-meter deep cave in northeastern Turkey. (photo)
Elvish honey is so expensive for a couple of reasons: 1) it is naturally produced. The mineral-rich cave enhances the honey’s quality, adding to its value. 2) It requires professional climbers to descend into the deep bowels of the cave to get it!
Originally, the first kilogram of Elvish honey was sold in 2009 on the French stock exchange for $66,800 Cdn., which literally made it worth more than the price of gold! But today, it sells for the bargain price of $7,400!
The apostle Peter talks about a Christian’s faith being MUCH more precious than gold. Why is this? Because we get SAVED by faith, and we LIVE by faith, and we OVERCOME by faith!
1Peter 1:7, That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: