Honeybees in a beehive on a honeycomb

Here at the Farm Flavor headquarters, we have a beekeeper on staff, so we’d be remiss to forget that September is National Honey Month.

In honor of this sweet celebration, here are three things you may not know about bees and honey, along with some of our favorite honey recipes:

  1. Bee pollen, known to relieve allergies and boost energy, is considered to be the most nutritious food on the planet.
  2. Bakers can use honey as a sugar substitute, but it’s sweeter and contains more water, so  adjust the recipe with that in mind.
  3. Honey can outlast the shelf life of Twinkies – it never spoils (and doesn’t need to be refrigerated, either). In fact, honey found in King Tut’s tomb in the 1920s was still edible.

You still have a few days to honor honey – so here are a few recipes sweetened with this tasty treat:

Arugula and Pear Salad With Pine Nut-Crusted Goat Cheese RecipeFall Squash Tapenade RecipeGingerbread with Caramelized Apples recipe

Arugula and Pear Salad With Pine Nut-Crusted Goat Cheese

Fall Squash Tapenade

Apple Gingerbread

Fresh Fruit With Honey-Lime-Mint Dressing

Honey-Apricot Glaze for Ham

Cinnamon Cranberry Granola

What foods or drinks do you prefer to sweeten with honey instead of sugar?

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