The Story of Honey shares about honey bees and the National Honey Board.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the National Honey Board & The Motherhood. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Just about two weeks ago, I was able to spend a few days in South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska…yes 3 states…learning all about honey! I’ll admit I wasn’t really sure what state we were in most of the time, but it was one of the most interesting trips that I have ever been on. We were able to go to the fields were the beehives are that will soon be used for the honey that we all enjoy.
We also had the opportunity to meet those that run this amazing operation and see how it was made from the start of the bees to the end product on the shelf. These little bees are amazing creatures!
There are also a variety of flavors of honey that all depend on the flower source that the bee has fed off of. That means there is Lavender Honey, Clover Honey, Orange Honey and many more! Each flavor compliments recipes differently as well. One reason that I use honey regularly is because it helps to mask bitterness in flours when cooking gluten free. My favorite pizza dough recipe actually calls for honey for this very reason!
We were able to do a taste testing of the types of honey, one of the most interesting to me was Buckwheat Honey. This honey is almost like molasses but it pairs wonderfully with chocolate. Spread a little bit of buckwheat honey over dark chocolate and you have a divine dessert!
If the honey is lighter in color then it will be more mild and darker is a more robust flavor.
Honey is simply that, honey. There are no additives in honey it’s simply natural sweetener.
Be sure to head over to the National Honey Board for more ways to use honey along with a locator so that you can find different types in your area. I’m even looking forward to hosting my own honey tasting party, it’s just that good!