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Honey Bee & Pollination

Posted by National Honey Board on April 21, 2014 - 6:00 AM

Honey Bee & Pollination

This Tuesday is Earth Day (April 22nd) and we wanted to use this week’s blog post to talk about Honey Bees and Pollination. We hope you enjoy it!

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. In fact, about one-third of the U.S. diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants and honey bees are responsible for an impressive 80 percent of that process.

Without the honey bees’ pollination work, the quantity and quality of many crops would be reduced and some would not yield at all. According to a 2000 Cornell University study, the increased yield and quality ...

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on April 18, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Take Me Out to the Ballgame Honey!

We just launched our seventh season of sponsorship with Minor League Baseball (MiLB) and we are so excited for opening day! Each season we get the chance to work with different teams and players and share our love of honey. This year, we have five teams spanning from coast to coast. Our teams include the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Clearwater Threshers, the Portland Sea Dogs, the Savannah Sand Gnats, and the Spokane Indians.

With honey being the official energy sponsor of our teams, we ship cases of honey bears and honey sticks to the teams every month, to help get them through their work-outs and games. The players love having the all-natural energy booster honey, on hand.

Whether you need a boost of energy for your workout or to beat an afternoon slump at the office, honey can be your go-to energy source. With ...

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NHB Exhibits at Mommy Con!

Posted by National Honey Board on March 31, 2014 - 12:14 PM

NHB Exhibits at Mommy Con!

Earlier this month the National Honey Board  traveled to Chicago to exhibit at the Mommy Con parenting and kid expo. This was our first time exhibiting at one of the Mommy Con shows and we were beyond excited to be a part of it.

We had heard about all the great products and information that would be at this show and knew it would be silly for us to miss this event. Even before the show doors opened, we could see that a massive line was gathering down the hall that went out through the doors. We knew that this ballroom would be flooded with new and expecting parents who were eager to learn not only about honey, but other brands that pertain to kids and the family.

When the show started at 10am, our booth was flooded with attendees! We had a great location right inside the main doors and people had to walk right ...

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A Honey of a First Birthday!

Posted by National Honey Board on March 20, 2014 - 4:18 PM

A Honey of a First Birthday!

We created our First Birthday program a few years back in an effort to educate parents to wait until their child turned one to introduce honey into their diet. We know that turning one is a huge milestone in every family’s life and that our Honey Bee Birthday Cake is the perfect treat to celebrate! 

This past weekend was very special, as one of our staff member’s daughter turned one year old! Of course there is so much to celebrate, and she did so in style with her very own Honey Bee Birthday Cake! The cake turned out beautifully and the birthday girl enjoyed her first taste of honey. What a great way to celebrate such a special time in their lives!  

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Guest Post by Kerri Walsh: The Buzz About Gold

Posted by National Honey Board on March 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Guest Post by Kerri Walsh: The Buzz About Gold

Nothing is more exciting to me than competing in the Summer Games, but having the opportunity to kick back and watch the Winter Games was a real treat. The pursuit of gold in Sochi was truly a triumph of the physical and the spiritual, and watching inspired me even more for the 2016 Games. It also reminded me that there are so many elements to consider when preparing for such an important event, and even the smallest choices can be game-changing. 

As a professional athlete and busy mom of three, I can always use some help in the energy department. I turn to honey for a quick and natural energy boost, which helps me power through each day. I also found that using honey as an all-natural moisturizer is perfect for combating dry skin in the winter. This tip would have definitely been a lifesaver for the winter Olympians in ...

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Hogs n’ Honey Cook-off

Posted by National Honey Board on March 3, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Hogs n’ Honey Cook-off

We recently participated as one of the judges at the Hogs 'n' Honey Cook-off at CIA Greystone in St. Helena, Calif.  and are were so impressed by all the incredible recipes! The Feb. 8 event culminated a nationwide pork and honey recipe contest among Sysco chefs that drew 125 entrees.  The National Honey Board and National Pork Board co-sponsored the competition and cook-off, spearheaded by Sysco's Sr. Director of Culinary, Neil Doherty, who attended the 2013 Honey Summit.

Four Hogs 'n' Honey semifinalists participated in the February cook-off to vie for grand prizes in three categories. After an intense morning of food preparation at the CIA, and deliberation among the judges, top prize (Best Use of Pork and Honey) was awarded to Sysco Chef Noah Barton for his Honey Braised Pork Cheek ...

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Guest Post: Nurse Barb Talks About Honey as a Solution for Winter’s Challenges

Posted by National Honey Board on February 27, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Guest Post: Nurse Barb Talks About Honey as a Solution for Winter’s Challenges
Todays blog post was written by Nurse Barb Dehn, spokesperson for the National Honey Board. Nurse Barb joined Women Physicians in 1991 and is known throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, with regular television appearances as a health expert. 

 

It has been an unrelenting winter so far, and even if you’re not in the path of the polar vortex of snow, ice and freezing temperatures, you’re probably dealing with a few challenges that are common in the winter season. For my patients, family, friends and neighbors, honey is one of my favorite natural defense secrets, especially when it comes to those nagging coughs that are more common during cold and flu season.

What about coughs?

For years, I’ve been using honey and recommending it to my family and patients to help ...

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A Golden Partnership with 3-time Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings!

Posted by National Honey Board on February 25, 2014 - 9:33 AM

A Golden Partnership with 3-time Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings!

You’ve heard it here, folks! We are beyond excited to announce that we will be partnering with 3-time Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, of beach volleyball fame!

As a star athlete, mother, wife, and active charitable leader, she is a tremendous role model both on and off the sand. Kerri’s values fall in line with honey, a wholesome ingredient.

In an effort to increase awareness of the multi-faceted benefits of honey, we knew that Kerri would be the perfect fit for honey. Balancing life as an athlete and mother of three, Jennings finds ways to incorporate honey into her everyday life. By using it in her workout regimen as a natural energy booster and as a versatile culinary ingredient for her family, she finds a multitude of ways to include honey into her lifestyle.

“Honey is an ...

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