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Honey Takes All-Natural Energy to the Sand at AVP NYC

Posted by National Honey Board on July 24, 2015 - 2:29 PM

Honey Takes All-Natural Energy to the Sand at AVP NYC

Like many of you, summer at the National Honey Board (NHB) has been an exciting time, full of lots of travel and participation in fun events. If you follow our social media channels, then you saw that last week we were in New York City, bringing the good news of honey as an all-natural energy booster to the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) stage.

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While we are in our second year working with AVP star and three-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, this is our first year exhibiting at the AVP tournaments. ...

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Tags: nyc, new york city, national honey board, moisturizer, manhattan beach, kerri walsh jennings, huntington beach, humectant, honey, energy, cough suppressant, carbohydrates

Honey is a Flavor – Honey Named 2015 “Flavor of the Year” by Firmenich

Posted by National Honey Board on July 17, 2015 - 5:32 PM

Honey is a Flavor – Honey Named 2015 “Flavor of the Year” by Firmenich

This has been a busy week at the National Honey Board hive! We had the great opportunity to gather the creative minds that are the National Honey Board to springboard new ideas and opportunities for honey in the upcoming years. What this meeting did for all involved was more than we could have imagined – it brought us back to what it is we all love about honey.

Honey is so much more than just a sweetener; it’s a connection to nature, a feeling of nostalgia. It’s wholesome and natural, and it’s the passion, sweat and labor of love for the bees and beekeepers alike. But more than this, honey is a flavor.

The color and flavor of honey differ depending on the bees’ nectar source (the blossoms).  In fact, there are more than 300 unique kinds of honey in the United States, originating ...

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Tags: vanilla, strawberry, national honey board, honey, flavor of the year, flavor, firmenich, chocolate

Sweeten up the Grill – Top 10 Honey-inspired Grilling Recipes

Posted by National Honey Board on July 9, 2015 - 3:30 PM

July is National Grilling Month and here at the National Honey Board (NHB) we could not be more excited! What’s sweeter than a summer cookout? A cookout that features sweet liquid gold!

You may have seen that our mission at the NHB is to promote honey as so much more than just a sweetener for your morning toast or Greek yogurt (a personal favorite of ours). All-natural honey gives your recipes unbeatable flavor and unmatched functional benefits:

  • Sweetener: Honey is slightly sweeter than sugar, so less can be used to achieve the same sweetness intensity.
  • Flavor: Honey not only imparts a unique flavor to any dish, but it also balances and enhances the flavor profiles of other ingredients used in a recipe.
  • Emulsifier: Honey acts as a binder and thickener for sauces, dressings, ...

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Tags: summer, sourwood honey, prosciutto honey wraps, nhb, national honey board, national grilling month, honey grilled vegetables, honey glazed barbecued spareribs, honey, grilling, grilled portobello mushroom salad with greens, honey vinaigrette and roquefort, grilled peaches with honey amaretto sauce

Guest Post by Nurse Barb: Summer’s Sweet Energy Booster

Posted by National Honey Board on June 29, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Guest Post by Nurse Barb: Summer’s Sweet Energy Booster

Summer’s Naturally Sweet Energy Booster

This summer as temperatures soar and you head out to get a little exercise, be it biking with the kids, playing ultimate Frisbee or even beach volleyball, you may be reaching for your water bottle and scanning for quick and easy energy boosters that don’t weigh you down or cost a lot.

Ever wonder what someone like 3-time Olympic gold medal athlete like Kerri Walsh Jennings reaches for as a quick pick-me-up? Well, chances are, you have her golden, sweet secret right in your pantry. It’s pure with just one ingredient, all-natural honey! Kerri, who started working with the National Honey Board in 2014, loves the taste and convenience of honey and started incorporating it into her routine years ago as a natural boost of energy on the sand.

 

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Tags: workout, summer, peanut butter, nurse barb dehn, national honey board, kerri walsh jennings, honey lemon coughsicle, honey blueberry citrus slush, honey & protein, honey, exercise, energy booster

National Honey Board Hosts Innovative Bakers at 2015 Honey Baking Summit

Posted by National Honey Board on June 23, 2015 - 4:28 PM

National Honey Board Hosts Innovative Bakers at 2015 Honey Baking Summit

The National Honey Board kicked off June with their annual Honey Baking Summit for the baking industry. This exclusive event gathers a small group of the most innovative bakers in the business for an intensive session on honey, one of the most popular, and important sweeteners in the baking industry.

The invite-only event aims to teach industry-leading bakers how to bake better with honey, replace existing sweeteners with honey and market products to a growing consumer segment that craves natural, clean label foods. Participants were treated to honey tastings and got their hands dirty networking, brainstorming and working with other top bakers to formulate new products with honey.

The exclusivity of the Honey Baking Summit event draws the attendance of the top leaders in the baking trade and 2015 was no exception. ...

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Tags: william leaman, seven stars bakery, nhb, national honey board, kelsey mccreight williamson, jim lahey, jeremy gulley, james beard awards, honey baking summit, honey, gary gottenbusch, fruithill apiaries

National Honey Board Partners with Quinceañera Expert Hilda Gabriela Hernandez on Golden Tradition

Posted by National Honey Board on June 15, 2015 - 9:40 AM

National Honey Board Partners with Quinceañera Expert Hilda Gabriela Hernandez on Golden Tradition

Lots of planning and dreaming goes into celebrating the ultimate quinceañera, a teenaged Latina’s 15th birthday party. As an important coming-of-age tradition in many Latin American countries, as well as here in the U.S., months, if not years, of effort, planning, savings go into making sure that this big formal family affair goes off without a hitch.

To make any quinceañera event flawlessly sweet this summer, the National Honey Board has partnered with the ultimate modern-day quinceañera expert, planner and stylist, Hilda Gabriela Hernandez, to offer teens and their parents the perfect honey-based beauty regime, menu and cost effective party planning ideas for the main event. Quinceañeras will not only look their best, but guests will also remember the event’s golden honey-based notes ...

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Tags: sweet honey & blackberry facial mask, skin care, quinceanera, party tips, natural honey cleanser, national honey board, honey-vanilla body scrub, honey quince spa, honey quince cake and dinner, honey party favors, honey & avocado moisturizing mask, honey

A Buzz for Summer Time – Kids & Bees

Posted by National Honey Board on June 4, 2015 - 12:25 PM

A Buzz for Summer Time – Kids & Bees

School is out, the weather is beautiful and the kids are heading outside!

Like many kids, we loved playing outside in the summertime, and like many children, found bees to be a little bit scary. Here at the National Honey Board, we exist to educate children and adults alike to not fear the honeybee, as they are essential to our existence.

If you saw our recent blog post about honey bees and the many plants they pollinate, you would know that almost one-third of the U.S. diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants and honeybees are responsible for 80% of that process. Without our little buzzing friends we would not have many of our favorite snacks like almonds, blueberries and summertime watermelon.

It is common for children to come across a variety of insect habitats while playing outside, but not all ...

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Tags: yellowjackets, wasps, sweat bees, pollination, paper wasps, leafcutter bees, honey bees, honey, carpenter bees, bumblebees, bees, bee identification

Sharing the Versatility of Honey – Education Events 2015

Posted by National Honey Board on May 27, 2015 - 2:21 PM

Sharing the Versatility of Honey – Education Events 2015

It’s been a busy couple weeks here at the National Honey Board as we hit the road to share why we are so passionate about honey – its versatility!

It was such a pleasure to share this experience with our great friends and honey experts:

  • Barb Dehn, RN, MS, NP – Nurse Practitioner
  • Marie Simmons – Award-Winning Cookbook Author
  • Mary Helen Leonard – Beauty Expert
  • Brent Barkman – Third-Generation Beekeeper and Packer, Hillsboro, Kansas

With our friends and suitcases in tow, we made stops in Seattle, WA, Washington DC and Austin, TX to educate consumers on the adaptability of honey as more than a culinary staple. While it adds sweetness to our favorite sauces and adds shelf life to baked goods – allowing us to enjoy ...

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Tags: washington dc, seattle, wa, nurse barb dehn, nhb, national honey board, mary helen leonard, marie simmons, honey, education, brent barkman, austin, tx