September is National Honey Month
Our hard-working little bees have been very buzzzy keeping us in constant supply of honey. Who hasn't loved eating a warm biscuit drizzled in honey or a delicious cup of tea with a spoonful of natural orange blossom sweetness.
Did you know that Americans consume about 1.5 pounds of honey per person each year. WOW ~ That's a lot of honey.
Did you know that 60,000 or so bees in a beehive may collectively travel as much as 55,000 miles and visit more than 2 million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just 1 pound of honey.
I have much greater respect for the bee since I have learned this information.
Grilled Corn with Honey-Lime Butter
Melt 1/4 cup butter and stir in 2 tablespoons honey (such as clover honey), 1 tablespoon lime juice, salt to taste. Brush on ears of corn after grilling.
Sliced Tomato Platter
Arrange sliced fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, and ripe olives on platter. Drizzle with equal parts honey (such as honey sage), tarragon vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with fresh chives.
There are so many ideas and facts about honey that they are just too numerous to count. Check out their link www.honey.com for all recipes for spa treatments, health benefits, and many more facts about honey.
This is a great time to support your local beekeeper who you might find at your local farmer's market or specialty stores. You might contact your county agriculture agent to help you locate someone locally.
Here is a link you might find useful to help you find a beekeeper in your area: http://www.honeylocator.com