Honey has been in the news recently, covering topics from its source to its authenticity. The National Honey Board (NHB), a federal research and promotion board with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight, wants to clarify any misconceptions.

Honey bees collect nectar from flowering plants and use it to make honey. Honey is then collected from the beehives, by beekeepers. The journey from harvesting to distributing honey is multifaceted.

From beehive to supermarket and finally reaching the table, the harvesting of honey is a compelling story. It’s an ancient artisanal craft that brings a natural wonder to households around the world. With more than 300 varietals of honey found in the United States, ranging greatly in flavor and appearance, honey is a unique ingredient that helps home cooks and professional chefs create countless recipes in the kitchen.

This beloved ingredient also provides an all-natural energy boost, as well as acts as a natural cough suppressant and an effective skin moisturizer, nourishing the body inside and out.

The NHB is utilizing industry, culinary and educational resources to produce “The Story of Honey,” which captures the many benefits of honey, while shining light on harvesting honey from honey bee to table. Read the full press release, which includes new consumer insights.

 

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