Let’s Bee Grateful

Thanksgiving dinner tables sure would look empty without honeybees

Turkeys get the spotlight on the Thanksgiving Day stage – they’re the lead singer in this merry band of edible delights. But it’s all the side players who really make the holiday sing.

We’re talking dishes like candied yams, glazed carrots, corn muffins and pumpkin cheesecake – not to mention classics like cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, roasted veggies, like asparagus and broccoli, and fruit salad with blueberries, apples, cherries, melons and so on.

None of those side dishes would be possible if it weren’t for honeybees, which are responsible for pollinating those foods – and many more. Simply put, they wouldn’t exist if not for the honeybee. 

So, this Thanksgiving, while you’re giving thanks for family and friends, try to throw in an extra thank you for the honeybee. We can’t imagine life without those foods and, of course, our favorite food of all time: honey.

Have we tickled your tastebuds?

If you’re looking to jazz up your Thanksgiving meal this year, we have a few recipes that will be the talk of the table. And, if you guessed that they all include honey as an ingredient, well then, you should be extra thankful this year because you are one smart honey lover!

Try our Honey-Glazed Carrots, Candied Honey Yams, Maple Honey Corn Muffins, Honey-Spiced Pears or Pumpkin Cheesecake this year. And, for the adults at the table, our Honey Mulled Wine is a popular beverage during the holidays.

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