Honey works as a great natural sweetener, that can also add a boost of natural energy to food and drinks. Commonly taken to help soothe sore throats and coughs, honey has also been linked to helping fatigue, weakness and insomnia. Organic honey contains the health benefits but without the contamination that can be found in non-organic honey. In 2012 a study published in 'Scientific World Journal' found that non-organic honey was contaminated with pesticides, heavy metals, microbial bacteria and radioactive materials. In addition, Organic Standards prohibit the removal of honey from the hive during their hibernation period when nectar is not available, which is essential for the bees’ survival and good health. This is something that non-organic honey cannot guarantee.