Monday, September 5, 2016

September is National Honey Month

Monastery Creamed Honey
National Honey Month is a celebratory and promotional event held annually during the month of September. Its purpose is to promote U.S. beekeeping, the beekeeping industry and honey as a natural and beneficial sweetener.

The awareness month was initiated by The National Honey Board in 1989. September is significant for honey producers as it is the month that marks the end of the honey collection season for many beekeepers in the United States.

Fun fact: to make one pound of honey, a honeybee needs to tap 2 million flowers. That’s roughly equivalent to 55,000 miles of flying. No wonder they’re called worker bees.

Honey has been around since before the dawn of humanity, but we have been relying on it to sweeten our food and drink since we caught on. Some of the earliest references to honey can be found in paintings on cave walls in Spain and Greece.

Did you know that honey many benefits in addition to being a natural sweetener? It is also a beauty product, a natural energy booster and a cough suppressant. The nutritional content of honey includes several vitamins and minerals. Visit the National Honey Board for the full scoop on honey.

Honey Roasted  Peanuts

For more information on the Monastery Creamed Honey we sell, please see our blog: What is Creamed Honey?  We now offer eight flavors of creamed honey, since we added Orange and Blueberry to the Natural, Cinnamon, Brandy, Almond, Raspberry and Lemon we've been selling We also have Creamed Honey in  assortments, gift boxes, gable boxes with just creamed honey or with mixtures of preserves, apple butter and creamed honey. We have gift baskets with just creamed honey, ones with a mixture of preserves and with are other fine Virginia products. 

We also have from The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg delicious Honey Roasted Peanuts perfectly coated with pure honey and a dash of salt, Sea Salted Caramel Honey Roasted Peanuts, Honey Roasted Caramel Apple Spiced Peanuts and Honey Roasted Chipotle Spiced Peanuts.