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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 ...

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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!

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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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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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