Yes, it’s that time again, September is National Honey Month! It’s time to celebrate the natural goodness brought to us by the work of bees. There are many ways you can participate, and they’re all delicious!
A good way to start is by learning about honey at the National Honey Board. Here you can learn about how the flowers that go into honey can change its color and flavor, or about the nutritional benefits you’ll find in each jar of honey.
You might decide to head to your local farmers’ market with some friends and taste several varieties of honey, to find out which you like best. Or you could host a honey-based potluck! For appetizers, check out this Goat Cheese Spread with Lemon and Honey. Honey Glazed Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin would make a great main dish, perhaps with Honey Citrus Glazed Carrots. Kids will love Bayou Chewy Honey Bars or Honey Almond Banana Sushi. There are many, many more recipes available here. If a potluck isn’t quite your speed, you can also incorporate honey into your family’s meals. As the weather turns cooler, you might enjoy a cup of tea with honey and lemon.
If you’d like to do something for our buzzy friends, planting some bee-friendly plants in your yard or garden is always a good way to help. Aster, sedum, and zinnias are good choices.
At Hummer and Son, we proudly offer the highest quality raw Louisiana honey and other bee products. We’d love to talk to you about our products or our bees, so feel free to contact us for more information