Honey Bees and Honey Take Your Easter Fare to the Next Level!

Posted by National Honey Board on April 12, 2022

Pineapple honey glazed ham
Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham

Is there anything better than a beautiful spring morning? Blue skies, dew on the plants kissed by the perfect amount of sunshine, a slight breeze that reminds you that while we have survived the winter, it is still not quite summer weather.

One of our favorite spring holidays happens around this time, bringing with it the feeling of renewal and life. Of course, we’re talking about Easter and the new season it represents.

While we do enjoy the blooming flowers that make spring so beautiful, it’s really the delicious fresh foods that spring brings that has us excited about the season. Did you know that honey bees are responsible for one in every three bites of food you eat? Honey bees are essential to the pollination process that yields our favorite fruits, vegetables and nuts. In fact, according to research published in 2012, the increased yield and quality of agricultural crops as a result of honey bee pollination is valued at more than $17 billion a year!

In addition to crisp veggies and juicy fruits, honey bees and honey take your favorite holiday dishes to the next level. Not only does honey add a touch of golden sweetness to every dish, but it also helps you to lock in moisture in meats and breads, and balances the most complex of flavor combinations.

Now, whether you’re into the Easter egg hunts or sitting down for an Easter tv special, there is one thing that every family enjoys, and that’s good food. From creating a perfectly balanced brunch and roasting the most succulent ham, to serving delectable side dishes, thirst-quenching beverages, and the sweetest desserts, you can do it all with honey!

Below are some of our favorite Easter recipes that showcase the very diverse range of functions honey performs in the kitchen.

However you celebrate, do it with honey. Happy Easter!