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National Cherry Month is as Sweet as Can Bee

Posted by National Honey Board on February 22, 2017 - 9:31 PM

It’s National Cherry Month, and we think there are few partnerships sweeter than honey bees and cherries. You may recall our recent blog post about the importance of honey bees to the almond crop, but did you know that honey bees are also responsible for pollinating many of our favorite fruits and vegetables too?

Following the busy almond pollination, honey bees are trucked across the country to pollinate many other crops, from cucumbers to alfalfa to, yes, even cherries. Responsible for nearly 80 percent of insect pollination, honey bees will be very busy the next few months, and we thought what better way to celebrate their work than with a few delicious honey-inspired recipes featuring the fruit of the month – cherries.

From granola bars to cocktails, cherries are almost as versatile an ingredient as ...

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Sweeten Up Your Valentine’s Day with Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on February 14, 2017 - 9:38 AM

Happy Valentine’s Day! While flowers and chocolates may be the go-to for this beloved holiday, we think that you can make your valentine’s day so much sweeter with honey.

From sweet treats to fun valentines, we have pulled a list of 10 of our favorite honey-inspired Valentine’s Day goodies. Whether you are looking for last-minute gifts for your kids, their class and/or teacher, co-workers, or your very own honey, these gifts will show the receiver just how sweet you are on them!

  • Beary Sweet Teacher Appreciation Valentine – Lolly Jane
  • Honey Stick Valentines – Delia Creates
  • Simple Honey Cut-Out Cookies – Cupcake Project
  • Bee Mine Lip Balm Valentines – Pizzazzerie
  • Bee Mine Honey Bear Valentine – Make it Do
  • 5-Ingredient ...

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Tags: veggie and the beast, valentines, valentine's day, simple honey cut-out cookies, pizzazzerie, nhb, national honey board, make it do, lolly jane, kiwi crate, honey stick valentines, honey

Honey Bees Prepare for the Biggest Game of Their Season

Posted by National Honey Board on February 9, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Honey Bees Prepare for the Biggest Game of Their Season

We’re not sure about you, but if you ask us, this is a great week! This is the week between football’s biggest game of the season and love’s biggest day of the year (aka Valentine’s Day). What you may not realize is that right now, honey bees are in California gearing up for the biggest game of their season – the pollination of almonds.

Did you know that California produces 80% of the world’s almonds1? And did you also know that almonds are 100% dependent on honey bee pollination? This means that more than 80 billion honey bees are currently buzzing in California getting ready to pollinate the more than 800,000 acres of almond crops, owned by 6,800+ farmers2. Pollinating almonds requires about two honey bee hives per acre, meaning there are upwards of 1.7 million hives – that’s ...

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Tags: pollinators, pollination, nhb, native bees, national honey board, insect pollinators, insect pollination, honeybees, honey bees, honey bee pollination, honey, food system

Honey Brings It Home on Game Day!

Posted by National Honey Board on February 1, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Honey Brings It Home on Game Day!

This Sunday is football's biggest game and a local radio station has coined it as “the biggest Sunday of the year.” While we believe that this is up for debate (hello Easter and the occasional Sunday Christmas), it definitely is a big day for sports fans and food lovers alike. Whether you lean towards chicken wings, pulled pork or simply chips and dip, honey is the one ingredient that takes your game day to the next level!

Honey is an all-natural sweetener, we all know that, but did you know that honey also serves as an emulsifier in marinades, sauces and dips, and a humectant, helping you lock in all the delicious natural juices ensuring moist, tender meat? That’s right; honey is the single ingredient that spans your entire menu, ensuring that your game day party will win in the good eats department.


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Breakfast Has Never Been Sweeter

Posted by National Honey Board on January 27, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Breakfast Has Never Been Sweeter

The National Honey Board (NHB) is so excited to launch the new year with its first retail promotion of 2017!

Picture this: It’s a chilly winter morning, there may even be some snow on the ground, but it’s still a beautiful sunrise. The house is quiet except for the coffee that’s brewing in the corner, leaving the house smelling immaculate. You ask yourself, “What could possibly make this morning any better?” And then you respond with “A toasty English Muffin!” You reach for your pack of Thomas’ English muffins, take one out, slice it and put it in the toaster. Next you turn to the pantry to pick out your topping. Will it be jam? Butter? Peanut butter? But then you realize that there is only one condiment that can truly shine with your warm muffin – honey! As you pour your ...

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Make This Your Year with Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on January 20, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Can you believe that we are almost through the first month of the new year? Did you set any New Year’s Resolutions for 2017? If eating better and getting fit are on your list, which is likely as it is the #1 resolution for 2017 according to Statistic Brain, then we’re here to give you a sweet boost towards your goals with honey!

Did you know that honey is the ideal sidekick for the gym? Packing 17 grams of carbohydrates, the primary fuel for working muscles, per tablespoon, honey provides a sweet energy boost that will push you through your workout. Wondering how to work honey into your gym routine? Here are some fun ideas:

Staying hydrated is one of the most important tools for an athlete. Simply add honey to your bottle of water for an energy boost during your next workout.

Tags: sweet spicy salmon with honeyed mango salsa, stir-fried zucchini and carrots, southwest salmon and black bean salad with honey cilantro lime dressing, recipes, nhb, new years, new year's resolutions, new year, national honey board, jungle honey lettuce cups, honey-ginger pork stir-fry, honey-coconut granola bars

Oh, What a New Year, Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on January 9, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Oh, What a New Year, Honey!

The new year is officially here and we can’t help but be excited.

Last year brought many new and exciting experiences for the National Honey Board (NHB) – soaking up the sun at South Beach Food and Wine, partnering with Disney on the epic retelling of The Jungle Book, launching our first retail program with our Honey Up Your Summer promotion, and connecting with foodies at the Feast of Portland. Along with making new friends, we also got to spend the year with some of our long-time friends like Chef David Guas and photographer Mark Boughton. But as another year closes, we can’t wait to see what the new one brings.

We have a feeling that 2017 will be pretty sweet. This year the NHB will continue to experience many more “firsts” – new promotions, new partnerships, new events and even a ...

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Honey Shines in New Recipe Photos

Posted by National Honey Board on December 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Honey Shines in New Recipe Photos

Last week the National Honey Board (NHB) team was back in Nashville with the talented Mark Boughton to shoot some more beautiful images for our honey recipe database. Backed by a great team of recipe testers, food stylists and photographers, honey’s beauty and functionality across the menu was captured in 30 stunning photos.

As part of the NHB’s redesigned look and feel, our focus in these photoshoots is showcasing honey’s wholesomeness and various culinary benefits through simple, elegant photos. Being a truly inspirational ingredient with its ties to nature, honey doesn’t need any dressing up to shine.

But honey is not only beautiful in pictures, this sweet little ingredient also enhances every part of your holiday menu! From extending the shelf life of Santa’s cookies to locking in ...

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