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National Honey Month


When is National Honey Month?

National Honey Month happens on Sunday September 1, 2024.

National Honey Month: All About the “Sweet” Stuff

It’s official, September is National Honey Month! And what better way to celebrate than to learn a little bit more about this sweet, delicious, and totally amazing substance. Here’s everything you need to know about honey and why we should all be celebrating it this month.

How is honey made?

Honey is made by bees who collect nectar from flowers and then store it in their hive. An enzyme in the bee’s stomach breaks down the nectar into simple sugars, which makes it easier for the bees to store the honey. When the bee returns to the hive, other bees suck the nectar from their mouth and deposit it into storage cells. The evaporation of water from the honeycomb causes the honey to thicken and mature. Voila! That’s how honey is made!

What different foods are made with honey?

Honey is not just for eating by itself or adding to tea. This versatile ingredient can be used in all sorts of different recipes. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Honey BBQ sauce
  • Honey glazed ham
  • Honey roasted peanuts
  • Honey wheat bread
  • Honey cake
  • The possibilities are endless!

What can you do with honey?

One of the great things about honey is that it’s incredibly versatile. Not only can you use it as a sweetener in all sorts of recipes, but honey also has antimicrobial properties, which makes it great for treating minor cuts and scrapes. Additionally, raw honey boasts tons of health benefits, so if you’re looking for a natural way to boost your immune system or ease allergies, raw honey is a great option. Trust us, once you start using honey in all sorts of different ways, you’ll be hooked for life!

So there you have it, everything you need to know about honey and why we should all be celebrating it this month. Now go out there and enjoy all of the deliciousness that National Honey Month has to offer!

When does National Honey Month happen next year?

National Honey Month will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Monday September 1, 2025
  • Tuesday September 1, 2026
  • Wednesday September 1, 2027
  • Friday September 1, 2028
  • Saturday September 1, 2029

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