It’s September, which means it’s National Honey Month and the third year of our Honey Saves Hives program! So, what’s the buzz? Protecting honey bees has become increasingly important as these pollinators are crucial to maintaining the health of our ecosystem. Not only do they produce the all-natural honey we enjoy, but honey bees pollinate more than a third of the foods we eat, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
To celebrate National Honey Month, we’ve partnered with Carla Hall. Carla first won over audiences when she competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars” and shared her philosophy to always cook with love. Carla grew up surrounded by soul food. Her path to food celebrity took a winding road. Her latest cookbook, Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration, was published in 2018, landing on annual "Best Cookbook" lists across the country and receiving an NAACP Image Awards nomination.
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We’ve also partnered with brands that share our common goal of supporting honey bees. Try one of their made-with-honey products and visit HoneySavesHives.com to learn more about how you can help honey bees.
Justin’s supports an on-the-go lifestyle while providing nutritious snacks, like Honey Almond Protein Bars, Honey Almond Butter and Honey Peanut Butter, that provide a great taste and convenient nutrition. The brand continues to join forces with the National Honey Board to help protect honey bees, as honey adds a touch of sweetness to their products and honey bees are responsible for pollinating almonds, the primary ingredient in their almond butter!
Mary’s Gone Crackers is the largest organic and gluten free cracker company in the United States using only whole, plant-based products that are free from wheat, nuts, eggs and dairy. The new Mary’s Gone Kookies are made with honey and come in chocolate, cinnamon and honey flavors, a snack that is not only good for our bodies, but also good for the planet and honey bee health.
Sprecher Brewery brews 20 different made-with-honey craft sodas, including the world-famous Sprecher Root Beer, utilizing honey from local beekeepers for wholesome, naturally sweetened sodas.
TEAKOE Fizzy Tea sets a foundation for healthy habits through brewing organic tea with botanicals and real fruit, like its made-with-honey Lemon + Raw Honey and Peach + Lavender teas. The brand is committed to incorporating honey as a natural source of sweetness and as a complementary flavor for tea.
This Saves Lives is a snack brand with a unique giving model that supplies lifesaving food packages to children around the world. Their made-with-honey line-up includes Beehive Jive Oats and Honey, Madagascar Vanilla Almond & Honey, Dark Chocolate Caramel and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt snack bars. Honey provides a warmth and depth of flavor that pairs nicely with the snack bars, along with all-natural sweetness.
Tillamook Country Smoker produces only quality meats since 1975, including its Honey Glazed Beef Jerky, which has a well-rounded and naturally sweet flavor thanks to honey, providing the ultimate salty-sweet bite.