The story of honey is told by Honey. It is older than history itself. An 8,000-year-old cave painting in Spain depicts honey harvesting, and we know it’s been used for food, medicine and more by cultures all over the world since.
But honey isn’t about humans. It’s the natural product made by bees—one of our planet’s most important animals. Honey bees visit millions of blossoms in their lifetimes, making pollination of plants possible and collecting nectar to bring back to the hive.
Lucky for us, bees make more honey than their colony needs, and beekeepers remove the excess and bottle it. Just like they’ve been doing since the beginning of time.
National Honey Month and 2022 marks the third year of our Honey Saves Hives program! So, what’s the buzz? Protecting honey bees has become increasingly important as these pollinators are crucial to maintaining the health of our ecosystem. Learn more about what YOU can do to help save honey bees this National Honey Month!
In 1989, the National Honey Board declared the month of September as National Honey Month as a way to promote the beekeeping industry, beekeeping in the United States and, of course, honey! While we all know honey as Mother Nature’s sweetener, the many uses of honey are extensive. Take a look at some of the favourite uses for honey outside of the kitchen for proof!
To celebrate National Honey Month, Honey partnered with Brandi Milloy, a food reporter, mother, and lifestyle expert, and Joshua Snyder, a father, baker and meal planner. Together, they’re helping to spread the word about how we can all help save hives, including the easiest way – purchasing honey and made-with-honey products!
They have also partnered with lots of brands that share their common goal of supporting honey bees. Try one of their made-with-honey products and visit HoneySavesHives.com to learn more about how you can help honey bees.
Justin’s supports an on-the-go lifestyle while providing nutritious snacks, like Honey Almond Protein Bars, Honey Almond Butter and Honey Peanut Butter, that provide a great taste and convenient nutrition. The brand continues to join forces with the National Honey Board to help protect honey bees, as honey adds a touch of sweetness to their products and honey bees are responsible for pollinating almonds, the primary ingredient in their almond butter!
Mary’s Gone Crackers is the largest organic and gluten-free cracker company in the United States using only whole, plant-based products that are free from wheat, nuts, eggs and dairy. The new Mary’s Gone Kookies are made with honey and come in chocolate, cinnamon and honey flavours, a snack that is not only good for our bodies, but also good for the planet and honey bee health.
At Sioux Honey, they are doing their part to help celebrate National Honey Month and encourage you to do the same. There are plenty of ways to get in on the action starting in the kitchen. Their website has hundreds of different honey recipes for everything from chocolate chip cookies and carrot cakes to beef marinades and beet salads so browse away and don’t forget to share your creations with them on Facebook!
Celebrate National Honey Month to help raise more awareness about protecting honey bees.