Wednesday, September 6, 2023

September is National Honey Month!

September is "National Honey Month is a celebratory and promotional event that is held annually during the month of September. Its purpose is to promote US beekeeping, the beekeeping industry and the use of honey as a natural and beneficial sweetener." Before we look at some ideas for celebrating National Honey Month, let's learn some fun honey facts, did you know . . . 

  • Honey is the only food made by an insect, and eaten both by the insect and humans.
  • Honey will keep indefinitely in a jar.
  • Honey has anti-bacterial and anti-septic benefits that are so effective, there is a peer reviewed, published paper demonstrating that honey is effective against MRSA  – or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.  MRSA is ordinarily difficult to treat. 
  • Honey comes in different colors, from transparent to almost black.  Darker honeys have higher antioxidant levels.
You will find more honey fun facts at this link.

Consider some of the following ideas for celebrating honey this month with the ones you love . . . 
  • Eat honey of course.
  • Try honey in a favorite recipe (add it to recipes like stew, yes, stew, or roast for additional flavor!)
  • Gather your grands or family and visit a beekeeper to learn about honey.
Enjoy National Honey Month!

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