Place yeast and lukewarm/hot water in a bowl, add salt and honey. Add flour a little bit at a time. Work the dough for about 5 minutes if using a kitchen aid and 15-20minutes if doing it by hand. The dough should be dense and a little hard.
Set aside in a warm room, and let rise to double its size covered with a kitchen towel, about 1 hours.
Place the dough onto your baking table sprinkled with flour and divide into 12 pieces. Shape each piece to a round bun and press out a hole in the middle with your index finger. Twirl the piece of dough around your finger so the hole gets bigger.
Let your bagels rise on an oven papered baking tray for about 45 minutes.
Bring water to boil in a large saucepan. Preheat the oven at 175 degrees C.
Boil your bagel doughs, a few at a time, for about 2-3 minutes on each side.
Let them dry on a kitchen towel.
Place them onto your oven papered baking tray and brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle seeds on top.
Bake the bagels in the middle of the oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden.