It was a busy September for the National Honey Board, as National Honey Month celebrations across the country saw us partnering with bakeries and breweries to celebrate all things bees and honey. The partnerships showcased how honey can be used in beer and bakery foods, and also educated people about the importance of honey bees.
We kicked off our National Honey Month festivities in Lakeland, Florida at Born & Bread Bakehouse. Every Saturday during September, the bakery featured made with honey products, including Honey Lemon Pie Croissants! The bakery also set up a sticky station featuring three varietals of honey. At the station, consumers could top their bakery foods or sweeten their tea and coffee with Buckwheat, Tupelo or Northwest Meadowfoam honey!
In New Orleans, Megan Forman and her team at Gracious Bakery celebrated National Honey Month with a week of made with honey bakery foods and a sticky station. The menu featured honey pecan walnut sticky buns, honey granola and more.
After a great start to National Honey month with some amazing bakers, we switched gears a bit and worked with some amazing brewers. We kicked off with St. Louis-based Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, where we helped launch their newest honey beer, Honey Grove Rye Lager. The event featured the introduction of the new beer as well as an educational presentation on how honey is used in the brewing industry.
We also worked with the following brewers to launch or promote new honey beers and educate consumers about the importance of honey bees:
We closed out our National Honey Month festivities with an outstanding event in Chicago, where we partnered with some top bakeries and restaurants to create amazing made with honey foods. Read more about that event here.
It was a busy but great National Honey Month, and we can’t wait for next year!