Honey's been around forever. Honey was and still is known as the nectar of the gods. In the Bible, the Promised Land is referred to as the "land of milk and honey". That explains why honey is so prevalent during Passover and Easter.
My childhood memories of honey begin with homemade biscuits. Every time my mom made biscuits my dad would make honey butter. Mom also gave me honey as medicine. To this day, I'll drink a mixture of honey and lemon juice before going to bed when I have a sore throat or a cough. Not only does the honey coat my throat but it helps me to sleep better.
PLEASE NOTE: Never feed honey to a child under the age of one. A rare, but serious disease of the nervous system may show up in any child under the age of one. This disease called "Infant Botulism" is caused by honey that may have bacterial spores in it. Adults and older children are not effected because they are already exposed to these spores in everyday life. For more information about this be sure to checkout Vincent Iannelli, M.D.'s Pediatrics site on About.