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Celebrating Honey’s Versatility with Sweet Giveaways during National Honey Month

Posted by National Honey Board on August 28, 2015 - 4:23 PM

Celebrating Honey’s Versatility with Sweet Giveaways during National Honey Month

Our little beehive is buzzing in preparation for September, or as we like to refer to it, National Honey Month. With over 300 varietals in the United States, ranging in both color and flavor from nearly colorless and mild to dark brown with robust flavor, how can we not celebrate?

So much about what we all love about the fall is thanks to the humble honey bee – apples, pears, cranberries, and, of course, honey! Did you know that the 60,000 or so bees in a beehive may collectively travel as much as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just a pound of honey? That’s right, and consumers are finding more uses for the all-natural ingredient every day!

Now, of course honey is a fabulous kitchen staple that adds sweetness, balances out flavors, adds beautiful ...

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Tags: versatility, september, national honey month, national honey board, marie simmons, humectant, honey, cough supressant, chef david guas, all-natural energy boost

Honey Brings a Touch Sweetness to Gearapalooza

Posted by National Honey Board on August 18, 2015 - 9:48 PM

Honey Brings a Touch Sweetness to Gearapalooza

Last week we had the opportunity to hang out with Bump Club and Beyond as their Gearapalozza tour made its first ever stop in Denver. At this event, expectant parents have the opportunity to meet with top baby gear vendors, check out the latest products and were even treated to a 90-minute information and Q&A session with TheBabyGuy, Jamie Grayson.

Participants were surprised and interested to see the National Honey Board (NHB) was on-hand to meet with parents and remind them of the proper age to introduce honey to their children’s diet, which is the age of one.

Honey is a natural, wholesome ingredient that is made by the natural process of honey bees collecting nectar from various flowers. Because pure honey is natural, it could be a potential source of botulinum spores, which may put infants under one ...

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Tags: versatility, the baby guy, parenting, nhb, national honey board, moisturizer, jamie grayson, honey, gearapalooza, diy, cough suppressant, bump club and beyond

Honey Brings Gold to Flavor Experience

Posted by National Honey Board on August 13, 2015 - 1:14 PM

Honey Brings Gold to Flavor Experience

Last month we announced that honey was named the 2015 Flavor of the Year by Swiss-based fragrance and flavor company Firmenich, and last week we took our exciting news to the August 2015 Flavor Experience conference in Newport Beach, CA. As one of a handful of top-level Pinnacle Sponsors, the National Honey Board (NHB) showcased honey-inspired food and beverage innovations. For this exciting event we partnered with Master Mixologist Kim Haasarud and KOR Food Innovation to demonstrate honey’s versatility in recipes ranging from a honey-inspired Michelada (a popular Mexican beer cocktail) to an oven-fired honey-goat-cheese-herb-prosciutto pizza and a sweet and heat filled Pan-Asian Honey Poutine (think French fries smothered in honey-sriracha sauce).

You could say honey was the belle (er, bear) of the ball, as Flavor ...

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Tags: pan-asian honey poutine, oven fired honey-goat cheese herb prosciutto pizza, national honey board, michelada, kimm haasarud, honey cocktails, honey bee mai tai, honey, food and beverage, flavor of the year, flavor & the menu, firmenich

Sweet Family Recipes

Posted by National Honey Board on August 6, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Can you believe that we are already in August? The summer has flown by and already we are being bombarded by back-to-school advertisements on the radio, internet, newspaper and television. Pretty soon it will be time to get your supplies for the coming year – pencils, crayons, notebooks, and backpacks to hold them all, not to mention new school clothes and shoes – if you haven’t already. While thoughts about afterschool sports, activities and clubs may be in the back of all our minds, let’s not forget that there is still plenty of sweet summer left. Let’s get out and enjoy what hot days and warm nights we’ve got left, and we’ve got just what you need!

Around here, we believe that nothing brings the family together like honey. It’s a sweet treat on a warm day, baking up a storm ...

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Tags: summer, national honey board, honey-whiskey popcorn, honey-hibiscus orange punch, honey turkey rollers, honey kiwi raspberry fruit dip, honey glazed kiwi-berry pancake sandwich, honey crispies, honey bbq baked chicken tenders, honey banana pops, honey, family

A Look into the #StoryOfHoney

Posted by National Honey Board on July 29, 2015 - 3:50 PM

A Look into the #StoryOfHoney

Here at the National Honey Board (NHB), we are still buzzing from our Story of Honey tour last week. For this exciting two-day event we worked with The Motherhood, a community of mommy bloggers who specialize in everything from travel to food. Through this partnership we identified ten mommy bloggers to join us as we journeyed through the story of honey from honey bee to the bottle.

Our mission at the NHB is to spread the sweet truth about honey: Honey has only one ingredient, it’s just that simple.  A bottle of pure honey contains the natural sweet substance produced by honey bees from the nectar of plants or secretions of living parts of plants. Nothing else.

We welcomed guests to Sioux Falls, SD with a honey-themed cocktail party that featured two honey cocktails, a non-alcoholic honey beverage and ...

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Tags: tupelo honey, the wicked noodle, the motherhood, sue bee honey, some the wiser, sioux honey association, simply southern mom, orange blossom honey, nhb, national honey board, mommy hates cooking, mommy bloggers

Honey Takes All-Natural Energy to the Sand at AVP NYC

Posted by National Honey Board on July 24, 2015 - 2:29 PM

Honey Takes All-Natural Energy to the Sand at AVP NYC

Like many of you, summer at the National Honey Board (NHB) has been an exciting time, full of lots of travel and participation in fun events. If you follow our social media channels, then you saw that last week we were in New York City, bringing the good news of honey as an all-natural energy booster to the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) stage.

If you aren’t currently connected with us, you’re missing out! But fear not, you can engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube; whether you’re looking for updates, tips or fun recipes, we know where it’s at!

Anywho, back on topic…

While we are in our second year working with AVP star and three-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, this is our first year exhibiting at the AVP tournaments. ...

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Tags: nyc, new york city, national honey board, moisturizer, manhattan beach, kerri walsh jennings, huntington beach, humectant, honey, energy, cough suppressant, carbohydrates

Honey is a Flavor – Honey Named 2015 “Flavor of the Year” by Firmenich

Posted by National Honey Board on July 17, 2015 - 5:32 PM

Honey is a Flavor – Honey Named 2015 “Flavor of the Year” by Firmenich

This has been a busy week at the National Honey Board hive! We had the great opportunity to gather the creative minds that are the National Honey Board to springboard new ideas and opportunities for honey in the upcoming years. What this meeting did for all involved was more than we could have imagined – it brought us back to what it is we all love about honey.

Honey is so much more than just a sweetener; it’s a connection to nature, a feeling of nostalgia. It’s wholesome and natural, and it’s the passion, sweat and labor of love for the bees and beekeepers alike. But more than this, honey is a flavor.

The color and flavor of honey differ depending on the bees’ nectar source (the blossoms).  In fact, there are more than 300 unique kinds of honey in the United States, originating ...

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Tags: vanilla, strawberry, national honey board, honey, flavor of the year, flavor, firmenich, chocolate

Sweeten up the Grill – Top 10 Honey-inspired Grilling Recipes

Posted by National Honey Board on July 9, 2015 - 3:30 PM

July is National Grilling Month and here at the National Honey Board (NHB) we could not be more excited! What’s sweeter than a summer cookout? A cookout that features sweet liquid gold!

You may have seen that our mission at the NHB is to promote honey as so much more than just a sweetener for your morning toast or Greek yogurt (a personal favorite of ours). All-natural honey gives your recipes unbeatable flavor and unmatched functional benefits:

  • Sweetener: Honey is slightly sweeter than sugar, so less can be used to achieve the same sweetness intensity.
  • Flavor: Honey not only imparts a unique flavor to any dish, but it also balances and enhances the flavor profiles of other ingredients used in a recipe.
  • Emulsifier: Honey acts as a binder and thickener for sauces, dressings, ...

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Tags: summer, sourwood honey, prosciutto honey wraps, nhb, national honey board, national grilling month, honey grilled vegetables, honey glazed barbecued spareribs, honey, grilling, grilled portobello mushroom salad with greens, honey vinaigrette and roquefort, grilled peaches with honey amaretto sauce