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NHB Supports Women Chefs & Restauranteurs

Posted by National Honey Board on April 29, 2016 - 9:20 AM

NHB Supports Women Chefs & Restauranteurs

The National Honey Board (NHB) recently had the privilege of participating in the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs’ (WCR) conference as a returning sponsor. Held this year in Los Angeles, the annual conference strives to advance women in the culinary industry and ignite their vision and drive through a series of events over two days.

The NHB had the pleasure of hosting a mixology workshop as well as presenting the second annual Laurey Masterton Golden Amulet Award. In addition, honey was well represented across event menus – starting with the opening night reception at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica, where renowned LA-based Chef Suzanne Tracht (The Jar) dished up a mouth-watering Roasted Leg of Lamb, Honey Persian Mint and Sweet Onion Salad alongside her staff.

Acclaimed mixologist, Charlotte ...

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Honey Bees Make Earth Day Sweet

Posted by National Honey Board on April 26, 2016 - 6:49 AM

Honey Bees Make Earth Day Sweet

Spring has officially sprung, which means that the bees and butterflies are buzzing in gardens across the country. Since we celebrated Earth Day last week, we thought that we would take this time to honor the honey bee for all her hard work, not only making honey, but making our world a more beautiful and flavorful place.

While honeybees are known for making the sweet golden treat of their namesake, honey, did you also know that these busy ladies are also responsible for a large portion of our agricultural market and even the very delicious food items on your plate? This very vital second function of honey bees is known as pollination.

Pollination is the fertilization of a flowering plant.  Pollination occurs when pollen is transferred from the anthers of a flower to the ovules of that or another flower. Honey ...

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Honey Shines at Disney’s The Jungle Book World Premiere!

Posted by National Honey Board on April 12, 2016 - 5:02 PM

As part of our collaboration with Disney on the release of their all-new live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book, in theaters April 15th, the National Honey Board (NHB) was in Los Angeles to sponsor the red carpet world premiere, held at the historic El Capitan Theater. As nature’s “bare necessity,” and a favorite snack of the beloved Baloo the bear, honey is prominently featured in the film itself, and was well represented at the premiere party.

To kick off the evening, the NHB was featured on the backdrop of the red carpet, providing visibility as the stars walked and posed for photos coming into the theater. Being one of only four premiere sponsors allowed us great exposure in an elite space.

The NHB team was pleasantly surprised with the amount of honey mentions and representations ...

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Honey Shines like Gold at Taste of Home Cooking School

Posted by National Honey Board on April 7, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Honey Shines like Gold at Taste of Home Cooking School

It’s only April and already 2016 has been an exciting year for the National Honey Board (NHB).  We saw great success at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami, FL, launched an exciting new partnership with Disney, and have seen the development of some sweet new honey recipes. While we have seen many new beginnings in these last few months, we are always excited to see our continuing partnerships thrive as well.

This year marks our third season as a sponsor of the Taste of Home (TOH) Cooking School, a program that tours around the country bringing simple recipes that make everyday cooks look like culinary experts. We love being a part of this program because it gives the NHB another great opportunity to engage the general public in areas that we wouldn’t normally be able to reach. Last week we ...

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Get Wild with Honey and Disney’s The Jungle Book!

Posted by National Honey Board on March 29, 2016 - 4:56 PM

Get Wild with Honey and Disney’s The Jungle Book!

The busy bees have been buzzing here in the National Honey Board (NHB) hive, all in preparation for the release of Disney’s all-new live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book, in theaters April 15th.

Now you may be asking yourself, “What does the NHB have to do with the release of Disney’s newest film?” Well, we’ll tell you.

You may recall that back in January we announced that we had some “awesome surprises” planned for 2016, and this is one of them.

We here at the NHB are more than pleased to announce that we are collaborating with Disney on the release of The Jungle Book! This film, directed by Jon Farveau (Iron Man), follows Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating ...

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The Easter Bunny’s Got Nothing on Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on March 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Is there anything better than a beautiful spring morning? Blue skies, dew on the plants kissed by the perfect amount of sunshine, a slight breeze that reminds you that while we have survived the winter, it is still not quite summer weather.

One of our favorite spring holidays happens around this time, and this year Easter is at the end of March. Now whether you’re into the Easter egg hunts or sitting down for the Charlie Brown Easter Beagle special, there is one thing that every family enjoys, and that’s good food. From creating a perfectly balanced brunch and roasting the most succulent ham, to serving delectable side dishes and the sweetest desserts, you can do it all with honey!

Not only does honey add a touch of golden sweetness to every dish, but it also helps you to lock in moisture in meats and ...

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Have a Sweet St. Patrick’s Day with Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on March 16, 2016 - 12:36 PM

St. Patrick’s Day is this week, and we are making up some of our favorite honey-inspired, Irish-themed recipes for the big celebration. But as we prepare, we thought it would be fun to take a deeper look at the history and importance of honey and honey bees in Ireland, and we found some really fun honey nuggets!

According to the National Biodiversity Data Center in Waterford, Ireland, the nation currently reports having only one species of honeybee (Apis mellifera) and approximately 24,000 hives. Due to disease between wars, honeybees from France, Italy, Russia and the Netherlands had to be imported to help rebuild the honey bee population, and therefore many of the honey bees in Ireland are a combination of them all.

Scientists in Los Alamos have been working on training honey bees to detect explosives.

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Hello, Honey Bee!

Posted by National Honey Board on March 10, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Hello, Honey Bee!

Spring is right around the corner and we all know what that means…the flowers are blooming and the butterflies and bees will soon come out to play! Some of you may have already seen some of your friendly neighborhood honey bees out and about as the weather heats up; we’ve seen reports from friends in New York boasting temperatures in the 70s this week!

Now unlike some members of the animal kingdom, honeybees do not hibernate in the winter, in fact they are working all year long. In the colder months of December and January the worker bees in the hive huddle together to keep the queen and the rest of the colony warm as they wait for warmer weather. The queen starts laying new eggs in February, and March is generally when we begin to see the emergence of our sweet little friends here in the U.S.

So to ...

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