If you love any and everything that is related to honey, bees and beekeeping, get ready because it is time to celebrate Honey Month!
Honey Month is a celebratory and promotional event that is held annually during the month of September. Its purpose is to promote US beekeeping, the beekeeping industry and the use of honey as a natural and beneficial sweetener.
In the United States, honey collection season typically concludes in September as bees begin to secure their hives and prepare for winter. In the spirit of celebration, here are a few fun, crazy facts you may not have known about bees, beekeeping, and honey!
There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees throughout the world.
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!
A single honey bee will visit 50-100 flowers on a single trip out of the hive.
Honey never spoils. When sealed in an airtight container, honey is one of the few foods known to have an eternal shelf life.
Try Choya Honey Umeshu
To celebrate Honey Month, how about trying Choya's Honey Umeshu. You might discover a totally different way to enjoy honey!
Located in Osaka, the company first started as a wine-grape grower in 1914. Later in 1959 CHOYA began production of Umeshu, a traditional Japanese ume fruit liqueur. Today CHOYA is the No.1 Umeshu making company in the world and their mission is to produce and promote the finest Umeshu made from natural ingredients.
This classic umeshu is a beautiful balance of sweetness and tartness of the ume (plum), with notes of almond for its pit. It is made with 100% natural honey with no sugar added. Serve well with soda water or as cocktail base.