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National Honey Month

It's time to sweeten up your September with National Honey Month! From honey-infused recipes to skincare products, there are endless ways to enjoy this golden treat.
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Get your sweet tooth ready because September 1 marks the start of National Honey Month! This month-long celebration is dedicated to the delicious and versatile natural sweetener that has been enjoyed by humans for thousands of years. Did you know that honey was used as a form of currency in ancient Egypt? Or that it never goes bad due to its high sugar content and low water content? Whether you prefer it drizzled on toast or added to your tea, there's no denying the irresistible allure of honey. So let's kick off this month with some buzz-worthy facts and recipes to make the most out of this golden goodness.

History of National Honey Month

National Honey Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>7000BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Earliest Evidence of Beekeeping</div><div class='timeline-text'>Archeological evidence from a Neolithic site in Spain suggests that humans have been beekeepers for at least 9,000 years.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1500BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Honey in Ancient Egypt</div><div class='timeline-text'>Honey was considered a delicacy and a form of currency in ancient Egypt. It was also used in numerous medicinal and cosmetic applications.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1600s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Beekeeping in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>Early European settlers brought honey bees to North America and began beekeeping as a way to produce honey and beeswax for home use and trade.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1851</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Modern Beekeeping</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, the "father of modern beekeeping", revolutionized beekeeping with the invention of the removable frame hive.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Honey Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Honey Board declared September as National Honey Month. This annual celebration promotes the benefits and uses of honey and honey products.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Honey Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own honey recipes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and come up with your own honey-inspired recipes. From honey-glazed chicken to honey-infused cocktails, the possibilities are endless.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a honey tasting tour</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Research local honey farms and take a tour to taste different types of honey. You may even learn about the bees and how honey is made in the process.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a meadery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey and water. Visit a meadery to learn about the process and sample different types of mead.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make honey-based skincare products</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Honey has many skincare benefits, so why not make your own honey-based face masks, scrubs, and lotions? Your skin will thank you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a honey-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather friends and family for a honey-themed party. Serve honey-inspired dishes, play honey-related games, and send guests home with small jars of honey as party favors.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Honey Month

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Honey is delicious and nutritious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Honey is not only sweet and tasty, it also has numerous health benefits. It's a natural source of antioxidants, helps soothe sore throats, and can even aid in digestion. Plus, it's a healthier alternative to sugar in your tea or coffee!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's versatile in the kitchen</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Honey is not just for sweetening drinks - it can be used in a variety of dishes. From marinades and salad dressings to baked goods and glazes, there are endless possibilities for incorporating honey into your cooking.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It supports local beekeepers</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Purchasing locally sourced honey not only supports small businesses, but it also helps sustain the declining bee population. By celebrating National Honey Month and incorporating honey into our diets, we can make a positive impact on the environment and our communities.</p></div></div>

5 Sweet Secrets of National Honey Month

National Honey Month FAQs

When is National Honey Month?

National Honey Month is celebrated on September 1 every year. In 2024 National Honey Month will occur on a Sunday.

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