Sweet Honey Facts

  • The bees decide the color and flavor of honey. It all depends on which types of flowers the bees gather honey from.
  • One honey bee only produces about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • Honey is naturally resistant to bacterial growth due to its low moisture content and high acidity.

Honey Storage, Prep, and Usage Tips

  • >If your honey crystalizes, place your tightly sealed honey jar in a container in the sink. Then fill up the container with hot water. As the water cools, keep repeating the process until the crystals disappear.
  • Replace sugar in your coffee or tea with honey.
  • If you get honey by the comb, don’t “bee” afraid of that beeswax! The wax is actually edible, and offers some nutritional value as well.

FEATURED RECIPE: Lemon Honey Dressing

INGREDIENTS (♥=Fresh from the Catskills!)

♥1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. and 2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
♥1 tsp. of finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, and thyme.
2. Then whisk in the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.

Sources for Facts and Recipe

https://www1.maine.gov/dacf/php/integrated_pest_management/school-ipm-curricula/elementary/documents/FunBeeFacts.pdf

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/honey-lemon-dressing

http://www.lincolnlandbeekeepers.com/uploads/1/0/6/4/10649295/how_to_decrystalize_honey.pdf