The Buzz About World Bee Day

Celebrate and protect these hard working pollinators
By Sharon Kurtz ~

We often take nature for granted. We don’t think about the pivotal role that all of life’s creatures play. However, World Honey Bee Day gives you the perfect opportunity to celebrate and honor the incredible honey bee.
The day recognizes both the honeybee and the beekeepers who tend the hives. It also encourages everyone to enjoy and buy locally grown honey.
We can all do our bit to provide the honey bees with a supportive environment. When we plant wildflowers, orchards, and other flowering plants, we support pollinators such as honey bees. They depend on the nectar of a variety of plants for their survival. We depend on honey bees for our survival, too! Without their pollinating abilities, many nutritious plants wouldn’t reproduce.
Besides, their delicious honey is a bonus. 
How to observe #WorldHoneyBeeDay 

  • Collect and spread local wildflower seeds to promote honeybee pollination 
  • Buy local honey from your farmer’s market or local produce stand.
  • Replace your usual sweetener with honey for the day. Taste the sweet difference! 
  • Give the gift of honey to a friend, neighbor, or family member.

 

My grandmother believed in adding local honey to her morning tea and recipes in place of sugar. 

Try her recipe for Cinnamon Honey Pancakes for your next special breakfast treat.


Cinnamon Honey Pancakes

Serves 4 | Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1-1/2 cups milk

 

Directions:

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, blend the remainder of the ingredients.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients; mix well.
  • Use a 1/4C, measure, then pour batter on a hot, greased griddle or frying pan.
  • When bubbles form around the edges, flip.
  • When other side is light brown or your desired color, remove to a plate
  • Top with butter and honey, of course!

 

Is your mouth watering yet?

Enjoy!  

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