Secondary students learn about bacteria, how the immune system responds to them and the use of honey to kill them in infected wounds. Experiments to explore the properties of different types of honey types can help students to design their own honey wound dressing.


To investigate the antibacterial activity of different types of honey.


Microorganisms, bacteria, wound healing, immune system, wound dressing.

    Published 1 June 2007, Updated 9 September 2013