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A Legacy as Sweet as Honey – The Laurey Masterson Golden Amulet Award

Posted by National Honey Board on April 22, 2015 - 4:03 PM

This past weekend we had the great honor of presenting the very first Laurey Masterson Golden Amulet Award at the 22nd annual Women Chefs & Restauranteurs’ (WCR) “Women Who Inspire” awards gala and dinner in New York City. This award, in honor of Laurey Masterson who lost her battle with cancer in 2014, recognizes women entrepreneurs in the foodservice industry.

Laurey Masterson had many hobbies including glassblowing, long distance bike riding and, most notable, beekeeping. With her heart for service, Laurey was a very active member of her community bringing together elementary schools and local farms and even participated in Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program. Many boards benefited from Laurey’s membership including YWCA, WCR and we here at the National Honey Board were honored to ...

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Tags: women who inspire, women chefs & restaurateurs, wcr, wahoo grill, tales of the cocktail, nyc, nhb, national honey board, moorenkos ice cream, madame bbq, kerry diamond, kappa delta

Take Me Out to the Ballgame - Minor League Baseball

Posted by National Honey Board on April 15, 2015 - 1:52 PM

Take Me Out to the Ballgame - Minor League Baseball

The smell of freshly cut grass, the taste of a good honey mustard drenched bratwurst, the thunder of the crowd at the sound of connect, you know the sound, that crack of wood hitting leather sending it out of the park. It’s baseball season!

Spring has officially arrived and we have been busy bees over here at the National Honey Board (NHB). Between trade shows, our continued partnership with Kerri Walsh Jennings and gearing up for our Spring Board Meeting there is a lot going on in our hive.

Many of you may have seen our social media posts announcing our sponsorship of 14 new Minor League Baseball (MiLB) teams and we are very excited to continue working with the MiLB in 2015!

In 2015, the NHB will begin our eighth year of support of MiLB. This is an association that has flowered into a natural ...

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Tags: spring, pulaski, va yankees, princeton, wva rays, national honey board, minor league baseball, milb teams, knoxville, tn smokies, kingsport, tn mets, johnson city, tn cardinals, honey energy, greenville, tn astros, greensboro, nc grasshoppers

A Sweet Road Ahead with Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings

Posted by National Honey Board on April 7, 2015 - 12:58 PM

We are buzzing with excitement to announce working with three-time Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings for a second consecutive year. Jennings is in a qualifying year leading up to Rio in summer 2016, and we are delighted to be a part of her journey. Last year you saw her post on “Straight from the Hive,” surrounding her favorite honey inspired recipes, tips for incorporating honey on-the-go, and how she keeps her skin feeling fabulous with honey as a moisturizer! She also helped us stay motivated to reach our goals during National Honey Month as a part of our “What Can You Bee-Come” sweepstakes.

Well this year, our team is hitting the sand with Jennings supporting her at select major volleyball competitions during the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) season. Not only will she be providing ...

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Honey Consumption: Pregnant and Breast-Feeding Mothers

Posted by National Honey Board on March 31, 2015 - 3:17 PM

Honey Consumption: Pregnant and Breast-Feeding Mothers

Last week we traveled to sunny Los Angeles to exhibit at the Big City Moms show and we were thrilled with all of the wonderful questions we received about honey. The question that parents ask most is, “can honey be consumed during both pregnancy and while breast-feeding?” We figured more people may be interested in this, so we wanted to make sure the information was widely available and what better way to do that than on our blog.

Honey is a natural, wholesome ingredient that is made by the natural process of honey bees collecting nectar from various flowers. Because pure honey is natural, it could be a potential source of botulinum spores, which may put infants under one year of age at risk for infant botulism. These spores are present throughout the environment: in soil, dust, air and raw agricultural ...

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Honey: The Secret Weapon for Your Grilling Needs!

Posted by National Honey Board on March 16, 2015 - 1:15 PM

Honey: The Secret Weapon for Your Grilling Needs!

We recently traveled to New York City to meet with top-notch editors and bloggers to showcase the versatility of honey in grilling. We enlisted the help of Chef David Guas, a spokesperson for the National Honey Board, to get the guests excited about grilling.  In fact, we stopped by the FoxNews Lifestyle studio and had a chance to sit down and talk about the many benefits of honey, which you can view here! 

As an all-natural ingredient, honey is essential in every kitchen pantry, but it can also be your secret weapon when grilling.  We aren’t just talking about marinades, sauces or your favorite BBQ recipe, honey also adds an extra flavor boost to your grilling noshes and beverages as well!

With the help of Chef Guas, the NHB demonstrated a few of his newest, honey-inspired recipes from his ...

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A Sweet St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted by National Honey Board on March 12, 2015 - 2:17 PM

A Sweet St. Patrick’s Day!

As the saying goes, everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day! Whether you’re looking to be a part of the parades and shenanigans, or plan on enjoying a quiet evening home, we hope you’re as excited as we are for this green-themed holiday. 

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with recipes like Honey Do Fizz, Irish Coffee Cheesecake and our sweet twist on the traditional Mojito, our Honey Bee-jito.

We hope that honey can make this St. Patrick’s Day a little sweeter!

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Nature’s Sweet Relief for Coughs

Posted by National Honey Board on March 2, 2015 - 4:32 PM

Nature’s Sweet Relief for Coughs

Did you know that as little as 1 -2 teaspoons of honey can help ease and soothe the irritation caused by a cough? It’s true!

For centuries, honey has been used to help soothe cough, and research confirms this approach for children ages one and over. Researchers have found that a small dose of buckwheat honey given before bedtime provided better relief of nighttime cough and sleep difficulty in children than no treatment or dextromethorphan (DM), a cough suppressant found in many over-the-counter cold medications.1,2

So the next time you or your little one is experiencing a cough, try a spoonful of honey to soothe and coat the throat. Take a spoonful straight, as often as you need to relieve the irritation caused by a cough.

1Paul IM, et al. Effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and no treatment on ...

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Honey Bee Research

Posted by National Honey Board on February 18, 2015 - 1:27 PM

Honey Bee Research

The health of honey bees is of great importance to the National Honey Board (NHB). Not only do honey bees produce honey, they also provide a vital benefit to agriculture through pollination of many food crops. Beekeepers must overcome many challenges, like varying weather conditions, sickness, and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), to keep their honey bee colonies healthy.

Each year, The NHB approves funding to conduct research project, focusing on honey bee health. This year, there are ten new projects approved for funding. Those projects include:

  • “Investigating the roll of pathogens on honey bee colony health,” Flenniken/Montana State University.
  • “A temporal analysis of honey bee colony heath in migratory beekeeping operations: Assessment of the relative contributions of ...

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