In 1989, the National Honey Board declared the month of September as National Honey Month as a way to promote the beekeeping industry, beekeeping in the United States and, of course, honey! While we all know honey as the natural and versatile sweetener that we regularly incorporate into many of our favorite foods, the many uses of honey is extensive. Take a look at some of favorite uses for honey outside of the kitchen for proof!

At Sue Bee, we’re doing our part to help celebrate National Honey Month and encourage you to do the same. There are plenty of ways to get in on the action starting in the kitchen. Our website has hundreds of different honey recipes for everything from chocolate chip cookies and carrot cakes to beef marinades and beet salads so browse away and don’t forget to share your creations with us on Facebook! If you decide to be adventurous and create your own recipes using honey, keep these tips for baking with honey to make sure your finished product is a huge success. Oh, and we’ve got plenty more honey hints for you to try too!

If you’re running low on your own personal Sue Bee Honey supply, you can stock up your inventory by visiting our online store. While we only distribute our honey in bulk from the site, keep in mind that honey never goes bad and certain items like our Spun Honey make great gift ideas! Plus, you can even order our Sue Bee Honey Gift Box for a nice variety of different types of honey to try. 

Speaking of different types of honey, be sure to educate yourself on all the varieties that we offer at Sue Bee, including Clover, Raw, Spun, Orange and Organic! Each one has its own unique flavor. Which one is your favorite?

And while September isn’t exactly the best time of year to plant flowers, it’s never too early to start planning for next Spring. Start by making plans to build your own bee friendly garden! More and more gardeners are dedicated to helping the bees by adding to the shrinking inventory of flower-rich habitat in their area. Plan on planting native flowers and select single flower tops such as daisies or marigolds that produce more nectar and make it easier for bees to access pollen. Also remember to avoid using herbicides or pesticides in the garden that can be toxic to bees. It’s a great way to support the U.S.A. honey bee – something that is very important to us. 

Do your part this September to help spread the word about National Honey Month!