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Honey Shines with Foodies at 2016 Feast Portland Event

Posted by National Honey Board on September 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Honey Shines with Foodies at 2016 Feast Portland Event

The National Honey Board (NHB) recently celebrated National Honey Month at the fifth annual Feast Portland, presented by Bon Appétit. This event, which began in 2012, takes place throughout the Portland, Oregon area and features many events that thrill the most adventurous foodie.

Over the course of three days visitors got to sample food and drinks, all while supporting a good cause. Proceeds from Feast Portland help support charities working to end childhood hunger in Portland and throughout the country and in 2016 the selected charity was Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.

The NHB was excited to be on-hand with our good friend and spokesperson Chef David Guas during the event’s Grand Tasting to share honey’s versatility with three unique and delicious honey-inspired eats and sips, ...

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National Honey Board Celebrate National Honey Month with 20 Lucky Sweepstakes Winners

Posted by National Honey Board on September 20, 2016 - 11:17 AM

National Honey Board Celebrate National Honey Month with 20 Lucky Sweepstakes Winners

Honey is a favorite ingredient, not only for its sweet taste, but for its versatility throughout the kitchen, especially on the grill!

This summer the National Honey Board (NHB) hosted our Honey Up Your Summer campaign which included at $5 mail-in rebate and $500 sweepstakes. Of the over 28,300 people who entered the sweepstakes, 20 winners were selected and awarded with a $500 gift card to use towards their next backyard party.

Since it’s National Honey Month, we thought it would be fun to take a moment to congratulate and celebrate with our winners:

  • Janet C. – Inman, SC
  • Jim E. – Phoenix, AZ
  • Susan W. – Lakewood, CO
  • Carrol F. – Buena Park, CA
  • Diana J. – Hamilton, OH
  • Gena L. – Charlotte, ...

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Fans Explore Honey’s Versatility In & Out of the Kitchen – Top 10 Most Popular Honey Recipes of 2016

Posted by National Honey Board on September 9, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Fans Explore Honey’s Versatility In & Out of the Kitchen – Top 10 Most Popular Honey Recipes of 2016

It’s pretty obvious that we at the National Honey Board are big fans of September – and it’s not because the heat of the summer is cooling off and we get to wear sweet fall fashions – but with the majority of honey being harvested during this month, we can all agree that September, also known around this hive as National Honey Month, really is the sweetest month of the year!

Where did National Honey Month come from? Well, the 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 thus September was officially deemed National Honey Month.

If you have been following our blog or social channels for any amount of time, you constantly hear us singing the ...

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Tags: recipes, pumpkin honey bread, nhm, nhb, national honey month, national honey board, honey simple syrup, honey recipes, honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, honey lime facial treatment, honey glazed shrimp, honey cough syrup

Celebrate National Honey Month with the Bees and One Sweet Giveaway!

Posted by National Honey Board on September 1, 2016 - 10:37 AM

Celebrate National Honey Month with the Bees and One Sweet Giveaway!

September is National Honey Month, and our busy hive is a buzz with excitement! This is the time of year when we really get to celebrate all things honey, from the more than 300 unique varietals (and that’s just in the U.S. alone!) to its versatility in the culinary world. From keeping your baked goods moist (and extending their shelf life) to balancing flavor in cocktails, honey is the one ingredient that spans the entire menu! You can learn more about honey’s natural benefits here.

While we may be celebrating the delicious golden treat that is honey, we know that without hard-working honey bees, there would be nothing to celebrate! Did you know that the 60,000 or so bees in a beehive may collectively travel as much as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just a ...

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Tags: twitter, social media, save the bees, pure, pollinators, pollination, pinterest, one-ingredient, nhb, national honey month, national honey board, national honey

Honey Shines at Flavor Experience 2016

Posted by National Honey Board on August 26, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Honey Shines at Flavor Experience 2016

The National Honey Board (NHB) served as a proud sponsor and participant in Flavor Experience 2016, held in Newport Beach in early August. Flavor Experience is a leading annual foodservice industry conference, highlighting top food and beverage trends and attended by chefs from the nation's leading restaurant chains.

For the second year, the NHB served as a Pinnacle sponsor, affording the team the opportunity to host a dedicated station at the conference's Tuesday night Premier Sponsor Showcase. There, NHB proved a stand-out for the second year in a row, with its creative and compelling honey-inspired food and beverage offerings. 

The NHB's culinary partner at Flavor Experience 2016, Kathy Casey Food Studios, showcased two hugely popular food items at the Premier Showcase. The first item, a sweet ...

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Tags: wildflower honey, smoking honey jar, seeded honey, savory honey corn cake with bacon & pepper jack cheese, orange blossom honey, nhb, national honey board, master mixologist kim haasarud, liquid architecture, kim haasarud, kathy casey food studios, kathy casey

Honey Creates a Buzz at National Cocktail Event

Posted by National Honey Board on August 4, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Honey Creates a Buzz at National Cocktail Event

The National Honey Board (NHB) found itself at the sweet spot of all things cocktail and culinary recently, at the 2016 Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.  As a Tasting Room sponsor at the annual event, our aim was to inform and inspire beverage professionals on honey’s usage in cocktails.  This was certainly accomplished, with the help of our team of expert mixologists/honey aficionados, led by NHB beverage consultant Kim Haasarud.

Situated at the elegant Royal Sonesta Hotel, the Tasting Room consisted of three adjoining rooms, as well as a wrap-around balcony overlooking the French Quarter. Upon arrival at the session, guests were directed into the honey tasting room that included five honey varietals for sampling and NHB-branded giveaways.  Everyone from mixologists to spirit brand ambassadors to ...

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Honey Stars in P.F. Chang’s New “Garden to Glass” Menu and Promotion

Posted by National Honey Board on August 1, 2016 - 12:48 PM

Honey Stars in P.F. Chang’s New “Garden to Glass” Menu and Promotion

Fresh, quality ingredients are the hallmark of P.F. Chang's just-launched "Garden to Glass" cocktail menu.  No wonder P.F. Chang's chose to highlight honey in its new libations, along with hand-squeezed juices and premium spirits.  "We agreed that honey was the ideal ingredient to unite our Garden to Glass cocktails," said Mary Melton, Beverage Director of P.F. Chang's.  "It is made by bees from the nectar from flowers.  What could be a more perfect, natural fit?" 

P.F. Chang's new, honey-inspired Garden to Glass menu features the following cocktails:

  • Cucumber Collins
  • Twisted Whiskey Sour
  • Honey Thyme G&T
  • Anejo Buzz

P.F. Chang's worked with Master Mixologist Kim Haasarud of Liquid Architecture to create the ...

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Head Back to School with Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on July 29, 2016 - 9:16 AM

Head Back to School with Honey!

With the start of the new school year right around the corner, keeping kids alert in the classroom can be a cinch if they have fun, good-for-you lunches and snacks to eat during their busy day. And what better ingredient to include than all-natural honey?

As a natural source of energy - providing 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon, which is the primary fuel our body uses for energy - honey can help sustain your kids’ energy levels throughout the day, while at the school or for after-school activities.

To help busy parents prepare for the new school year, the National Honey Board (NHB) is pleased to have teamed up with recipe developer and mother, Oriana Romero, to create four energizing lunch recipes that are delicious, easy to make and kids are sure to enjoy! With the added sweetness of honey, these ...

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