We love the month of March. It signals the much-anticipated end of winter and promises the welcome renewal of spring. It’s fun to have a holiday in the middle of it that everybody can enjoy—even if you’re not Irish. While we make Irish soda bread all year round, it’s a particular favorite in our household around St. Patrick’s Day.
Honey is amazing. If you’ve ever enjoyed a teaspoon of honey stirred into your tea or drizzled over your granola, you’ve essentially consumed the essence of 25,000 flowers. That’s right, it takes the nectar of 25,000 flowers to make a single teaspoon of honey.
How do honey bees survive the winter? Typically our share of bitterly cold days in the Washington DC metro area is much less compared to other regions of the country. However, given these Artic conditions enveloping much of the East Coast, I worry about how our bees are doing. While they are well prepared to overwinter harsh conditions, there are always unforeseen problems that can arise.
Feeling inspired or creative? Then give gifts made with Bee America honey and lots of love this holiday season. Your family, friends, neighbors or coworkers will be thrilled with their sweet, hand-made presents.
Honey Cranberry Butter
The importance of honey bees to our way of live cannot be overstated. Bees pollinate 71 out of the 100 or so crops that we rely upon for 90% of our food. From our earliest beginnings at Bee America, we have been committed to sweetening life with the goodness of pure American honey. We are passionate about preserving the future of honeybees and their place in our world.
Planning a party this year for Halloween or a spooky get together with friends? Don’t forget the Halloween-themed cocktails. You can make your drinks look eerie, festive or grotesque and your guests will love them. We’ve included a few recipes we’ve found have been crowd pleasers and best of all they contain honey, which makes every concoction taste better. Have fun playing mixologist and try making one of these chilling cocktails. Happy Boo…zing!
Looking for healthy snacks to put in school lunches or serve as an after school snack? Get your kids to help with these three, easy-to-make recipes and not only will they have fun doing so, but they’ll love eating the results. Each recipe features one of Bee America’s Artisanal Honeys: Liberty, Pioneer and Prairie. Honey helps promote better brain function by naturally decreasing metabolic stress in the brain, which allows for a more restful night's sleep.
It’s time to reap the bounty of all of your hard work thus far on your summer garden. However, if you’re like many gardening enthusiasts, your garden may beset with all manner of critters that are just as excited about your squash, tomatoes, strawberries, etc. as you are! The list of suspects is quite long: chipmunks, gophers, mice, opossums, rabbits, raccoons, rats, skunks, squirrels, voles, woodchucks, bear, deer, dogs, cats, birds and snakes.
For summer barbecues, honey is the secret ingredient for delicious seafood and meats. In particular, Bee America’s Tulip Poplar Honey is the perfect accompaniment to all of your outdoor cooking. You’ll love its all-natural sweetness and dark orange amber color, which pair perfectly with many spicy and tangy barbecue ingredients. Being such a thick substance, honey has the special ability to seal in a meat’s own juices that seep out during the high heat of grilling, keeping the cuts tender and moist.
Looking for an usual hostess gift? Homemade skin care products featuring honey as the main ingredient are the perfect gift to show your hosts how much you value their hospitality. Honey’s antioxidants make it an excellent natural ingredient for pampering one’s skin. Honey helps speeds skin cell turnover and boosts radiance.