For thousands of years, the application of raw honey on wounds have been practiced. Fresh honey is plentiful in third world countries. Nevertheless, this source is depleting in advanced countries. I think you should know by now that if you are from advanced nations, your body have already developed antibiotic resistance.
The key to healing actually found in the antimicrobial properties of the raw honey. Researchers from Sweden’s Lund University attributes a diverse production of antimicrobial compounds in raw honey to a distinct band of 13 lactic acid bacteria. They wondered how it would fare on infections such as ancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), Pseudomonas aeruginosa and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)? The laboratory results was quite favorable.
So far the tests has been confined to the lab, only horses has been the exception. The horse owners tried different ways to get the wounds to heal, however it was the use of lactic acid bacteria that got the job done. It is very likely that the recovery was due to the wide variety of active substances.
When it comes to antibiotics, you are talking about one compound that is active; therefore the range of bacteria that it fights off is limited. The 13 lactic acid bacteria has advantage over antibiotics as it can treat a larger range of bacteria. Just look at how it has protected the bees and their honey against dangerous microorganisms all these years.
Don’t expect similar results if you use honey from the stores. What you need is living lactic acid bacteria and that is what is missing in store bought honey.