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September is National Honey Month!

Posted by Emily on Thu, September 08, 2011 - 11:18 AM

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Ah, September… This is the month to celebrate the sweetest gift of nature – honey, of course! This one, simple ingredient is all-natural, delicious and versatile. Welcome to National Honey Month!

The National Honey Board (NHB) has always recognized the importance of honey bees and the benefits of honey. So, in 1989, the NHB worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to give honey the praise that it’s due and September was officially deemed National Honey Month. We’re sure some of you are wondering, Why September? The answer’s quite fitting, really – it’s because much of our U.S. honey is harvested during this time.

Americans consume approximately 1.3 pounds of honey per person annually, and now more than ever, people are realizing the incredible versatility of this all-natural ingredient. From the kitchen pantry to the bathroom vanity and beyond, honey plays a valuable role in our everyday lives. (Find out more by visiting our Benefits of Honey page.)

Here are just a few ways you can enjoy honey and its many benefits this month… and any other day of the year!

  • Get to know your local beekeeper!  Research beekeepers in your area that are open to visitors, and witness the honey extraction process in action. You’ll never look at a bee the same way again.
  • If you need some extra energy while on the go, you’re in luck. Honey is a natural energy booster, so throw some honey sticks into your bag and enjoy a sweet pick-me-up anytime of the day.
  • Did you know that honey is a natural skin moisturizer? Invite some friends over for a spa party! Homemade honey beauty treatments are affordable and tons of fun!
  • If the chilly fall air is causing a cough, just add a teaspoon of honey to hot tea. Honey is a natural cough suppressant, so drink tea and honey as much and often as needed.
  • Create your own beautiful “honey bar” at home by displaying a variety of honeys on your kitchen counter. There are more than 300 varietals of honey to choose from, all varying in color and texture!

Have fun with your honey bear (literally) this month and celebrate the benefits of honey!

 

(1) Comments

1 - by Jenny

I was required to make a report about honey month and i had no idea what to do so i went here guess what i got an A+!!!!

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