National Honey Month - September
Thu, Sep 1, 2022

National Honey Month

National Honey Month is dedicated to, perhaps, the most delicious food item added to desserts and other dishes, and used for treatment and the preparation of cosmetics. The nutritional value of honey is difficult to overestimate. Learn about this beekeeping product and use it to your taste.

History

Healthy Sweetness Awareness Month was started by the National Honey Council, an organization founded in 1989 and overseen by the USDA. In September, the season for collecting bee products ends, at which time the bees no longer collect nectar, but begin to guard the hives and prepare for winter.

Interesting Facts

  • One bee produces no more than 1/5 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
  • To get 1 pound of healthy sweets, you need to collect more than two million inflorescences.
  • Bees are the only insects that produce a product that does not require additional processing and can be immediately eaten.
  • Mexican wasps are melliferous and also produce honey.
  • The taste and color of honey depends on the plant from which the nectar was collected.

How to take part

Organize a beekeeping tour, visit apiaries, see how bees live and work, how they collect honey. Be sure to throw a honey party with a tasting of different varieties of honey and sweet treats. A huge number of desserts are made from honey. Why not show your culinary talent and make baklava, muffins, ice cream, or a pie? Use honey in different ways. Prepare masks for your face, hands, or hair.

When is National Honey Month celebrated in 2022?

National Honey Month is observed on September 1 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday September 1 2022
Friday September 1 2023
Sunday September 1 2024
Monday September 1 2025
Tuesday September 1 2026