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‘Tis the Season for Giving

Posted by National Honey Board on December 15, 2014 - 4:29 PM

‘Tis the Season for Giving

We’re currently in the midst of the holiday season and the spirit of giving is in the air. The National Honey Board had the opportunity to take part in a toy drive recently to benefits children at the Montebello Academy, LA Children's Hospital and children in Casa Emanuel Tijuana, MX.

The NHB has worked with Master Mixologist and Tequillier Marco Antonio Ramos this past year and each year, Marco in involved with a toy drive. The event was held at the Mayahuel Restaurant in San Diego, and for every toy attendees brought to the event, the NHB provided them a honey-inspired drink.

We’re excited to share that the Holiday Toy Drive was a great success! For the event, we served our special Honey Margaritas and Smoky Bees to attendees who brought in toys, and in total, over 60 toys and even some articles of ...

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November IG Winner: Honey Bourbon French Toast!

Posted by National Honey Board on December 2, 2014 - 3:17 PM

November IG Winner: Honey Bourbon French Toast!

We certainly felt the holiday vibezz this month! Our November Instagram challenge was all about your favorite holiday dishes containing honey, an essential holiday ingredient, of course! 

Congratulations Emily D for submitting the winning photo Honey Bourbon French Toast.

The November Instagram Challenge marks the final challenge of our Eight Months of Honey series. Thank you to everyone who participated over the last year and submitted photos each month showing us an array of pictures from how you spend time with your loved ones to your best DIY treatments. Please be sure to follow us @NationalHoneyBoard and look out for other exciting challenges we may have in the future!

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Guest Post by Nurse Barb: Naturally Sweeten-Up Your Child’s First Thanksgiving

Posted by National Honey Board on November 17, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Guest Post by Nurse Barb: Naturally Sweeten-Up Your Child’s First Thanksgiving

As I start to haul down the Thanksgiving decorations that remind me of visiting Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrims and the very first Thanksgiving, I’m also thinking about families with children who might also be celebrating their very first Thanksgiving. I love having big groups to our house, especially when our friends bring their kids. Thanksgiving is so much more fun with little ones. Besides stuffing, my favorite part is not watching football, it’s the group walk after and getting on the floor and playing with the kids!

I’m going to be busy! That’s an understatement, so I've found some super simple and very fast recipes that will be prepped in minutes not hours. I want to concentrate on flavors, family and fun, not kitchen time. As a spokesperson for the National Honey Board, I have a bit of a sweet ...

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Guest Post by Kerri Walsh: Kick Your Cough to the Sand

Posted by National Honey Board on November 10, 2014 - 3:30 PM

Guest Post by Kerri Walsh: Kick Your Cough to the Sand

Happy November everyone! Fall is among us and in other cities around the country (not here in Manhattan Beach) the leaves are changing and the weather is turning colder. As much as I love that fall is my off season, I sometimes dread the cold and flu season. Anyone with a young child knows that they are bound to catch something, and probably pass it along to me.

Sleepless nights are one of the many symptoms of cold and flu season that can deplete my energy. I find myself tossing and turning in the middle of the night trying to quiet my (or my kids) pesky cough! But of course, honey, the natural energy booster I turn to on the sand, rescues me once again. I look at my honey bear bottle or jar as a versatile secret weapon.  It’s a one-stop ingredient that already lives in almost everyone’s pantry.

Did ...

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NHB’s Fall Board Meeting Farewell

Posted by National Honey Board on November 4, 2014 - 3:58 PM

NHB’s Fall Board Meeting Farewell

We just returned from our Fall Board Meeting last week in Denver, Colorado and it was a very productive week!  Our Board Meetings generally consist of two full days of presentations, along with the opportunity for Members of our Board to discuss various topics in our honey industry.

After all the industry business was taken care of, we had the privilege to honor two of our long-standing Board Members for their service. You see, our ten Member Board is appointed by the Secretary of Agricultural and allowed to serve a finite amount of time on our Board. 

We’ve had the privilege of working with Importer / Handler Hans J. Boedecker from 2002-2014 and First Handler Nancy J. Gamber-Olcott from 2004-2014. Thank you both for your service to this industry and we wish you both the best in your future ...

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What Can You Bee-Come Winner?

Posted by National Honey Board on October 27, 2014 - 3:20 PM

What Can You Bee-Come Winner?

Thanks for pampering yourselves with us this month, honey! Our October Instagram challenge was all about how you pamper yourself, whether it was DIY skin treatments containing our favorite liquid gold or taking time out of your busy schedule to just relax.  Congratulations Martina for submitting the winning photo “Pampering Myself with a Book and Cup of Tea.”

If you didn’t already know, we are coming up on our last “Eight Months of Honey” challenge. Our last challenge kicks off in November, so 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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Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Carving!

Posted by National Honey Board on October 17, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Carving!

It’s officially fall – more commonly known as pumpkin season! Although most of us are craving a Pumpkin Spice Latte every morning, pumpkins have so many other uses.

Not only can pumpkins be used in baked goods, delicious holiday drinks and as decoration, pumpkins can also be used in your beauty routine. We are excited to share our Harvest Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask with you!

While pumpkin enzymes dissolve dead skin cells, the cornmeal in this recipe sweeps them away clean. Honey has antimicrobial properties, as well as moisturizes and softens the skin. The result is a beautiful glowing complexion. And to top it all off, you can use this gentle mask as often as you like!

Happy Pumpkin Season!

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#TeamHoney Challenge Winners

Posted by National Honey Board on October 6, 2014 - 3:49 PM

#TeamHoney Challenge Winners

Drum roll please…it’s time to announce the winner of the “What Can You Bee-Come?” Sweepstakes. Last month we asked honey fans to set month long goals to participate in the #TeamHoney Challenge and boy, did you! To participate, you had to take three photos of your journey towards the completion of your goal throughout September, and post them to social media while tagging us!  We were impressed with the wide range of goals we witnessed, from evening walks with the family to healthier meal plans and even yoga practice, among other adventures.

Today, we are excited to announce that Shannon S. is our grand prize winner! Shannon wins a sweet getaway to Los Angeles, California, to celebrate her victory, which includes meeting gold medalist volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings herself at an AVP ...

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