Sweet Sweet Honey Bee
What do you call a honey bee that won't stop eating?
September marks the end of honey collection season for beekeepers in the United States and the beginning of National Honey Month. Humans have been enjoying honey for thousands of years — we’ve even found jars of honey buried in the tombs of Ancient Egyptian pharaohs! This month, we’re looking at all the reasons to celebrate this all-natural sweetener.
How Do Bees Make Honey?
We all know bees make honey, but do you know how they make Winnie the Pooh’s favorite food? It’s a fascinating process that has to do with flowers, dancing, and a surprising royal diet. This video from the PBS show “It’s Okay to Be Smart” breaks down how honeybees make that sweet golden nectar. Caution: The honey-making process isn’t for the squeamish.
15 Honey Facts Worth Buzzing About
Today, if we’re not looking for something to drizzle on our toast, most of us never think about honey. But in 11th century Germany, honey was so valuable that feudal lords required peasants to make payments with honey and beeswax. From its long shelf life to its surprising medicinal properties, here are 15 surprising facts you didn’t know about honey.
Help Protect Honey Bees
Honey isn’t the only food we get from our buzzing neighbors. Bees are the world’s top pollinators. Around a third of all the food we eat in the United States depends on pollination from honeybees and other insects. Unfortunately, since 2006, 30% of beehives have collapsed, and bees are quickly disappearing. Here are four things your family can do to help protect our hardworking little friends.
Just For Fun: 3 Honey Desserts To Sweeten Your Day
What’s the best way to celebrate National Honey Month? By eating some local honey, of course! Check out these fun, creative recipes for honey desserts that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!