Honey has the longest shelf life of all foods, and can last nearly forever if well stored.
In fact, honey from ancient Egyptian burial chambers, left there to accompany the dead to the afterlife, has been found to be edible in modern times.
Most micro-organisms do not grow in honey because of its low water content.
Honey gets its sweetness from fructose and glucose and has about the same sweetness of granulated sugar.
Honey was also cultivated in ancient Mesoamerica, and the Maya regarded the bee as sacred.