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What Can You Bee-Come Winner?

Posted by National Honey Board on October 27, 2014 - 3:20 PM

What Can You Bee-Come Winner?

Thanks for pampering yourselves with us this month, honey! Our October Instagram challenge was all about how you pamper yourself, whether it was DIY skin treatments containing our favorite liquid gold or taking time out of your busy schedule to just relax.  Congratulations Martina for submitting the winning photo “Pampering Myself with a Book and Cup of Tea.”

If you didn’t already know, we are coming up on our last “Eight Months of Honey” challenge. Our last challenge kicks off in November, so make sure to follow us @NationalHoneyBoard on Instagram, and show us your honey inspired images using #ilovehoney. Who knows, you could have the next $100 photo!

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Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Carving!

Posted by National Honey Board on October 17, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Carving!

It’s officially fall – more commonly known as pumpkin season! Although most of us are craving a Pumpkin Spice Latte every morning, pumpkins have so many other uses.

Not only can pumpkins be used in baked goods, delicious holiday drinks and as decoration, pumpkins can also be used in your beauty routine. We are excited to share our Harvest Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask with you!

While pumpkin enzymes dissolve dead skin cells, the cornmeal in this recipe sweeps them away clean. Honey has antimicrobial properties, as well as moisturizes and softens the skin. The result is a beautiful glowing complexion. And to top it all off, you can use this gentle mask as often as you like!

Happy Pumpkin Season!

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#TeamHoney Challenge Winners

Posted by National Honey Board on October 6, 2014 - 3:49 PM

#TeamHoney Challenge Winners

Drum roll please…it’s time to announce the winner of the “What Can You Bee-Come?” Sweepstakes. Last month we asked honey fans to set month long goals to participate in the #TeamHoney Challenge and boy, did you! To participate, you had to take three photos of your journey towards the completion of your goal throughout September, and post them to social media while tagging us!  We were impressed with the wide range of goals we witnessed, from evening walks with the family to healthier meal plans and even yoga practice, among other adventures.

Today, we are excited to announce that Shannon S. is our grand prize winner! Shannon wins a sweet getaway to Los Angeles, California, to celebrate her victory, which includes meeting gold medalist volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings herself at an AVP ...

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Cheers to Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on September 30, 2014 - 12:57 PM

Cheers to Honey!

There is always something to celebrate and with tomorrow being the first day of October, we are fast approaching holiday season. If you are running out of creative cocktail ideas to keep the party deliciously in swing, Master Mixologist and Tequillier Marco Antonio Ramos has you covered. The National Honey Board has partnered with Ramos to stir-up cocktails creations for any special occasion this season. Best of all, each creation highlights nature’s sweetener, honey, to give it a one-of-a-kind hint of sweetness.

“Whether you like tequila, rum, mezcal or pisco, knowing the characteristics of each spirit is key for successfully creating a new drink,” says Ramos, who manages the day-to-day at the Venice, Calif. hot spot Scopa Italian Roots. “For these specific cocktails, I used honey to balance out the ...

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Honey Beer Summit!

Posted by National Honey Board on September 16, 2014 - 1:56 PM

Honey Beer Summit!

Last week we traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to host our first-ever Honey Beer Summit! Our Summit brought together some of the most innovative craft brewers in the United States for an interactive and educational seminar about brewing with honey. The goal of the Summit was to spark innovation among the brewers, and have them look at honey as a key ingredient in new seasonal, special and flagship beers.

The Honey Beer Summit was held at Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.’s Grove Brewery, and to mark the occasion, brewmaster Florian Kuplent created a special Vienna Lager to exhibit the flavor capabilities of orange blossom honey. Attendees tasted this special brew as well as other beers currently on the market that use honey. Honey varietals also were tasted and paired with specific beer styles to showcase the many flavor notes ...

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September is National Honey Month!

Posted by National Honey Board on September 5, 2014 - 11:04 AM

September is National Honey Month!

It’s hard to imagine anything more pure and natural than one-ingredient honey. Produced by bees from the nectar of plants and flowers, honey essentially flows from hive to the table. With more than 300 different honey varietals found in the United States, all with a unique color and flavor, you are sure to find a honey varietal you will love.

The journey of honey begins with humble honey bees. Whether buzzing in their hives or foraging for nectar in wide open fields, honey bees are a critical component of today’s agricultural market. They perform the vital function of pollination, or the transferring of pollen from plant to plant, thus fertilizing the plants and enabling them to bear fruit. In fact, about one-third of the U.S. diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants and honey bees are responsible for about ...

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Guest Post by Kerri Walsh: What Can You Bee-Come?

Posted by National Honey Board on September 1, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Guest Post by Kerri Walsh: What Can You Bee-Come?

Can you believe we are already in September? It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down with my coach setting goals for the upcoming volleyball season. The funny thing about goals are, whether large (aim for the gold) or small (trying to perfect my favorite honey recipe), I’ve learned that I’m truly blessed.

So what does this have to do with September and the National Honey Board? Starting today, September 1st, I’ve set a new goal for the next 30 days leading up to the AVP championships to “quiet the buzz.” I’ve always made the sweetest part of my day spending time with Team Jennings, but this month, I’m setting time aside to keep me relaxed while also trying something a little more adventurous in the kitchen for overall peaceful mind and body living. I’m going to focus on ...

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Capture Your Sweet Moments Winner

Posted by National Honey Board on August 28, 2014 - 2:57 PM

Capture Your Sweet Moments Winner

Wow, you guys sure know how to embrace the last few days of summer. Our August Instagram challenge saw the most entries to date! We were jealous of the fun family vacations, the reunions with friends and the lazy days before heading into the fall. Congratulations Kat for submitting the winning photo “Rafting with Family.”

You’ll notice that we are taking a break during National Honey Month and instead sweetening up the prize. For the month of September, fans can submit three photos depicting the road to accomplishing a goal in 30 days for a chance at a sweet getaway. You can check out how simple it is here. In the meantime, make sure to follow us @NationalHoneyBoard on Instagram, and show us your honey inspired images using #ilovehoney. Who knows, you could have the next $100 photo!

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