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National Honey Month with Browning's Honey Company
Celebrating and honoring the life of honey bees
September 01, 2022 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
National Honey Month, initiated by the National Honey Board in 1989, marks an important time for honey producers and beekeepers across the nation. In the United States, honey collection season typically concludes in September as bees begin to secure their hives and prepare for winter.

There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees throughout the world; 4,000 of which are native to the United States (USDA, Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees).

A single worker honeybee produces approximately 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. That means around 22,700 bees are needed to fill a single jar of honey! (National Honey Board, Honey Trivia).

In 2012, archaeologists discovered "the world’s oldest honey"! It was found in ceramic jars in Georgia, the country – not the state, and is estimated by scientists to be about 5,500 years old!

Although Utah’s official state emblem features a beehive and enjoys the nickname “The Beehive State”, the 2016 top 10 honey-producing states include North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, California, Florida, Texas, Minnesota, Michigan, Louisiana, and Georgia.

Honey comes in a variety of colors and flavors – including blue or purple ! States located in the southeastern region of the United States are known to produce purple honey. Purple honey is an incredibly rare harvest – some beekeepers go their entire lives without ever encountering it. There are many different hypotheses on how purple honey gets its color, but scientists still cannot reach an agreement on the cause (April Aldrich, A History of Honey in Georgia and the Carolina).

Please join Browning's Honey Company in celebrating what we have developed a passion for, is the life and contribution of bees. Without bees, many of the foods we eat would not exist. Their participation in pollination is vital for our food and we benefit from their most prized gift and that is honey. For more information, contact Browning's Honey Company at (208) 523-3692 or visit
Frequency: 30 Day(s)
Recurring Through: September 30, 2022
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