September is National Honey Month
Join the National Honey Board, Kashi, Justin’s, Frönen and more to celebrate honey and the role honey bees play in our ecosystem.
Honey bees are responsible for more than 35% of the foods we eat and the honey we enjoy, and they need our help!
Celebrate National Honey Month
For the month of September, the National Honey Board is partnering with Kashi, Justin’s and Frönen to raise money for honey bee research. Each of these brands uses honey in their products, and each will be making a donation in September to an organization focused on honey bee health.
Honey bees are crucial to our food system, because they naturally produce honey and pollinate more than 90 different crops, including apples, avocados, melons, broccoli, cranberries and more. So when you buy a product with honey, you’re supporting beekeepers and their efforts to keep honey bees healthy. You’re also strengthening the connection between our pollinators and our planet’s entire ecosystem.
The National Honey Board is partnering with Project Apis m., the largest honey bee non-profit in the U.S., who is committed to enhancing the health and vitality of honey bee colonies through research. You can support the Honey Saves Hives campaign by purchasing a made with honey product from Kashi, Justin’s and Frönen or by supporting Project Apis m.
Honey Bee Facts
1/12 of a Teaspoon
On average, a honey bee hive will produce 60 lbs. of excess honey a year, with each bee producing only a 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime!
There are more than 20,000 different species of bees in the world, but only seven recognized species of honey bees. These amazing insects are distinguished by a secondary stomach called a honey sac, and in their ability to make and store honey.
Honey bees are chemists, naturally converting nectar from flowers into the honey. And, they do it in the most efficient factory in the world…the beehive!
Honey. Mother Nature’s Sweetener.
Straight from the flower to the bee to cereal, ice cream, spreads and more! Honey delivers foods and beverages all-natural indulgence—a sweetness that’s derived purely from the flowers where bees forage. Using honey as a natural sweetener is one of the many ways we can bring a touch of sweetness to our foods. Plus, honey is an all-natural source of minerals, antioxidants, vitamins and prebiotics.