Back to School Made Possible by Honey Bees

Posted by National Honey Board on August 23, 2021

Back to School

Did you know that honey bees pollinate 1/3 of the foods we eat? It’s true! In fact, when bees are collecting nectar to make honey, they’re also pollinating more than 90 different agricultural crops. Many lunchtime favorites and go-to snacks are made possible by honey bees, including apples, berries, oranges, cucumbers, carrots, melons, pears and many other fruits and vegetables.

Below we’re sharing our top five back-to-school recipes made possible with the help of honey bees that kids love and are parent-approved.

Monday
Power up your family's week with this simple and delicious Honey Kiwi Raspberry Fruit Dip featuring honey-bee pollinated kiwis and raspberries, and sweet honey! Let kiddos enjoy with their favorite pollinated fruits like strawberries, watermelon and cantaloupe.


Tuesday
In addition to our favorite fruits, honey bees also pollinate a variety of vegetables, including the red peppers, cucumbers, carrots, and tomatoes found in these plant-powered Veggie Wraps with Avocado Honey Dressing!


Wednesday
Send the kiddos back to school with a snack you can feel good about. Top these Honey Apple Slice Cookies off with coconut, almonds, cranberries, and dried apricots - all made possible by honey bee pollination.


Thursday
Our Mixed Berry Roller-Ups provide an easy and delicious way to get kids to eat more fresh fruit. Featuring honey bee-pollinated blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, and paired with honey's natural energy, this dish will power kiddos to the weekend!


Friday
It's the end of the week and time to reward your family with a sweet treat you can feel good about. With honey bee-pollinated almonds, sunflower seeds, and cranberries, these No-Bake Chocolate Brownies are sure to keep your crew happy and full!

These lunchbox treats are not only delicious, but with honey’s natural energy, they will power kids through the school day and beyond.

Wishing all the kiddos a safe and productive school year.