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Honey Beer Summit!

Posted by National Honey Board on September 16, 2014 - 1:56 PM

Honey Beer Summit!

Last week we traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to host our first-ever Honey Beer Summit! Our Summit brought together some of the most innovative craft brewers in the United States for an interactive and educational seminar about brewing with honey. The goal of the Summit was to spark innovation among the brewers, and have them look at honey as a key ingredient in new seasonal, special and flagship beers.

The Honey Beer Summit was held at Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.’s Grove Brewery, and to mark the occasion, brewmaster Florian Kuplent created a special Vienna Lager to exhibit the flavor capabilities of orange blossom honey. Attendees tasted this special brew as well as other beers currently on the market that use honey. Honey varietals also were tasted and paired with specific beer styles to showcase the many flavor notes ...

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September is National Honey Month!

Posted by National Honey Board on September 5, 2014 - 11:04 AM

September is National Honey Month!

It’s hard to imagine anything more pure and natural than one-ingredient honey. Produced by bees from the nectar of plants and flowers, honey essentially flows from hive to the table. With more than 300 different honey varietals found in the United States, all with a unique color and flavor, you are sure to find a honey varietal you will love.

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, thus fertilizing the plants and enabling them to bear fruit. In fact, about one-third of the U.S. diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants and honey bees are responsible for about ...

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Guest Post by Kerri Walsh: What Can You Bee-Come?

Posted by National Honey Board on September 1, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Guest Post by Kerri Walsh: What Can You Bee-Come?

Can you believe we are already in September? It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down with my coach setting goals for the upcoming volleyball season. The funny thing about goals are, whether large (aim for the gold) or small (trying to perfect my favorite honey recipe), I’ve learned that I’m truly blessed.

So what does this have to do with September and the National Honey Board? Starting today, September 1st, I’ve set a new goal for the next 30 days leading up to the AVP championships to “quiet the buzz.” I’ve always made the sweetest part of my day spending time with Team Jennings, but this month, I’m setting time aside to keep me relaxed while also trying something a little more adventurous in the kitchen for overall peaceful mind and body living. I’m going to focus on ...

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Capture Your Sweet Moments Winner

Posted by National Honey Board on August 28, 2014 - 2:57 PM

Capture Your Sweet Moments Winner

Wow, you guys sure know how to embrace the last few days of summer. Our August Instagram challenge saw the most entries to date! We were jealous of the fun family vacations, the reunions with friends and the lazy days before heading into the fall. Congratulations Kat for submitting the winning photo “Rafting with Family.”

You’ll notice that we are taking a break during National Honey Month and instead sweetening up the prize. For the month of September, fans can submit three photos depicting the road to accomplishing a goal in 30 days for a chance at a sweet getaway. You can check out how simple it is here. In the meantime, make sure to follow us @NationalHoneyBoard on Instagram, and show us your honey inspired images using #ilovehoney. Who knows, you could have the next $100 photo!

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Guest Post by Nurse Barb: Back to School with Yummy Snacks

Posted by National Honey Board on August 26, 2014 - 3:42 PM

Guest Post by Nurse Barb: Back to School with Yummy Snacks

Now that fall is coming, moms are asking me how they can prepare foods and snacks that their children will enjoy, both for lunch boxes and after school snacks. My go-to, not-so-secret ingredient is as close as my pantry. I always turn to honey as a natural ingredient to jazz up typical meals and snacks to make this back-to-school season exciting for the whole family.

With more than 300 different types or varietals of honey in the U.S., honey adds its own unique flavor to your recipes. I love that it’s such a versatile ingredient that helps make foods more appetizing. Plus, did you know that once your little one has turned one year of age, they may be able to enjoy honey with the rest of the family! The digestive system of a one year old child is usually considered by pediatricians to be “grown-up” enough to ...

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After School Snack Ideas with Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on August 13, 2014 - 10:57 AM

After School Snack Ideas with Honey!

The summer is beginning to wind down and you may find yourself looking for some after-school snack ideas for when the kids return home. We know that after a grueling day of hitting the books (and recess, of course!), it’s nice for the kids to come home to easy-to-prepare ideas that will hold them over until dinner.

From Ham & Cheese Lettuce Roll-ups to Honey, Nut Butter and Banana Sandwiches, the National Honey Board has an entire section dedicated to recipe ideas that have been kid tested, and passed with flying colors! Plus, honey is a back-to-basic ingredient that parents can feel good about feeding their kids.

Here’s to another successful school year!

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Capture Your Sweet Sips

Posted by National Honey Board on July 31, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Capture Your Sweet Sips

We just finished our fifth Instagram challenge where we asked fans to submit photos of their refreshing summer beverages. The photos submitted certainly showed people are enjoying their summer sweet sips. Whether it’s an energy boosting smoothie or a honey cocktail, people are staying refreshed this summer! Congratulations to @epicuricloud for submitting the photo “Honeybee Mojito.”

We are more than half way through our eight part series called “Capture Your Sweet Moments,” that is taking place throughout the year. Our new challenge kicks off in August! Make sure to follow us @NationalHoneyBoard on Instagram, and show us your honey inspired images using #ilovehoney. Who knows, you could have the next $100 photo!

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Guest Post by Kerri Walsh Jennings: Sweet Relief with Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on July 18, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Guest Post by Kerri Walsh Jennings: Sweet Relief with Honey!

It seems like just yesterday I was talking about how busy my summer is—and now I’m halfway through all of my tournaments! You all know I love competing and taking my game to the next level and without the love and support from my family and friends, I couldn’t make it through this hectic summer schedule. From international tournaments to events in my hometown, I’ve been all over! What’s been keeping me going on the sand? My favorite all-natural energizer: honey

  • Honey Sticks: With my busy travel schedule, it’s pretty tough to keep all of my liquids to 3 ounces and under! To get around this, I bring honey sticks in my bag to tournaments. No sticky messes, easy and portable to eat, it’s the perfect boost of energy after a long flight or to pump me up at the net! To find some ...

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