You have to really want something to be willing to stick your hand in a nest that’s swarming with stinging bees.
Clearly, we humans feel that way about honey. We’ve been harvesting honey for thousands of years now — the sweet, sticky stuff’s history has long be engrained with ours — despite the strong possibility of being stung while trying to get it.
Honey’s just one of those ingredients that can’t be substituted for. It’s as sweet as sugar, but maintains its own unique flavor. It comes in many different varieties and colors, depending on the flowers the bees frequent.
But U.S. beekeepers lost 44 percent of their total colonies from April 2015 to March 2016, and the bee population is on a huge decline. Make sure you do what you can do support our beekeepers by cooking up the honey recipes below.
- 1Honey BBQ ChickenHalf Baked Harvest
- 2Warm Honey Fig Dip With Blue CheeseHow Sweet It Is
- 3Ruby Red and Rosemary Honey CocktailCookie And Kate
- 4Honey Mustard Chicken FingersDamn Delicious
- 5Salted Chamomile Honey Cakes With Raspberry Ripple CreamHalf Baked Harvest
- 6Honey Sriracha Chicken FlatbreadHow Sweet It Is
- 7Honey Orange Firecracker ShrimpDamn Delicious
- 8Honey Hoisin Pan-Fried NoodlesThe Woks of Life
- 9Overnight Honey Wheat Cinnamon RollsMinimalist Baker
- 10Salted Honey Apple And Gouda ToastHalf Baked Harvest
- 11Blueberry Honey Bran MuffinsCookie And Kate
- 12Easy Honey Skillet Dijon MustardHow Sweet It Is
- 13Nut And Honey Coconut GranolaMinimalist Baker
- 14Honey Banana CakeThe Woks of Life
- 15Honey Lemon Chicken Broccoli BowlsDamn Delicious
- 16Honey Butter BiscuitsHow Sweet It Is
- 17Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp In Coconut MilkHalf Baked Harvest
- 18Honey Strawberry Peach PieHalf Baked Harvest
- 19Baked Brie Graham Cracker Crostini With Lavender HoneyFoodie Crush