Labor Day marked the unofficial end of Summer. We rested on Labor Day (or gardened or picnicked!) and now everyone is back in school, back to work, and back to running around like the busy bees we are!
Speaking of “bees,” did you know that September is National Honey Month? How Sweet!
National Honey Month was started in 1989 to promote US beekeeping and to promote honey as a natural sweetener.
To make one pound of honey, 2 million flowers are tapped! A worker honey bee makes only 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime! Can you believe it? Also, honey has been around since before the dawn of humanity. Some of the earliest references to honey can be found in paintings on cave walls in Spain and Greece.
You can read more fun facts about National Honey Month, honey and bees, and find delicious recipes at the National Honey Board’s website here: http://www.honey.com/
I can tell you how much I like honey, but I’ll just leave you with a quote instead from an expert on the subject. Until next time, enjoy this sweet life.
“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh