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Welcome to the Local Hive blog, where we’ll share the latest and sweetest in all things honey. From recipes and facts, to partner news and beekeeping tips, we’re doing all we can to spread the love – from our hives to your homes.

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Types of Bees from A to Z

Learn about all the different kinds of bees out there.

Lilac, Lemonade & Local Honey Popsicles

Learn how to make lavender and lemonade popsicles with raw & unfiltered Local Hive Honey.

Picnic Sandwiches with Raspberry Honey Mustard

Learn how to make picnic sandwiches with raspberry honey mustard and raw & unfiltered Local Hive Honey.

The Science Behind How Honey is Made

Local Honey Tarts

Learn how to make lemon-blackberry tarts with raw & unfiltered Local Hive Honey.

How to Make Honey Yogurt Dip

Learn how to make kid-friendly Honey Yogurt Dip at home with Local Hive raw & unfiltered honey.

How to Make Washington Raspberry Honey Butter

Learn how to make Washington Raspberry Honey Butter at home with Local Hive raw & unfiltered honey.

DIY Herb-Infused Local Honey

Learn how to make herb-infused honey with raw & unfiltered Local Hive Honey.

How to Make Your Charcuterie Boards Irresistible

Learn how to make a custom, Valentine’s Day-themed charcuterie board from an expert: Brooke of @forage.and.gather.boards.

How to Make Honey Candies

Learn how to make Honey Caramel Candies at home with raw & unfiltered Local Hive Honey.

Kale Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing

Learn how to make Kale Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing featuring raw & unfiltered Local Hive Honey.

Is Honey Good for Weight Loss?

Honey is mostly sugar, but you’d be surprised how it can be part of a healthy diet.

Healthier Habits with Honey

Local honey can help you make your healthy New Year’s resolutions stick.

Unbelievable Honey Butter Brownies

Learn how to make unbeatable honey butter brownies with raw & unfiltered Local Hive Honey.

Our Favorite Friendsgiving Cocktails

Check out recipes for local honey cocktails this Friendsgiving. Featuring Local Hive raw & unfiltered honey.

The Guide to Local Honey Gift Boxes

Learn about the new local honey gift boxes with honey flights from Local Hive.

Honey Garlic Chicken Legs

Our simple recipe for Honey Garlic Chicken Legs featuring Local Hive Midwest raw & unfiltered honey.

Why Local Honey is Stuck in The Past

We think it can change the world. This Local Hive Honey blog explores how our raw & unfiltered local honey radically rethinks our current food system and agriculture.

Honey Blackberry Cobbler

Learn how to make Honey Blackberry Cobbler featuring Local Hive’s limited edition Oregon Blackberry honey. With blackberry and lotus pollens in every drop, it’s the perfect raw & unfiltered local honey for this sweet, easy homemade dessert.

Exactly how much do we need bees?

As nature’s hardest working pollinators, bees do more than we could ever fully appreciate – totally free. Learn about how local honey, bees and beekeepers support our entire food system.

Easy Overnight Oats with Honey

Learn to make easy overnight oats with Local Hive raw & unfiltered honey in this step-by-step recipe.

Lunchbox-Ready Honey Recipes

These recipes are perfect for quickly whipping up before a big day at school. School lunch ideas featuring Local Hive raw & unfiltered honey.

Why You Should Be Adding Honey to Your Coffee

Raw & unfiltered local honey can be a better sweetener for coffee than sugar – here’s why.

Make Your Own Local Honey Mustard

Learn how to easily whip up your own homemade honey mustard featuring raw & unfiltered Local Hive Honey.

How to Talk to Your Friends About Bees

Learn how you can help spread awareness for bees and pollinators during Pollinator Awareness Week.

How We’re Saving American Honey

Local Hive is preserving the rarest, most unique local honeys from around the country and making them available in our small-batch, limited-run Harvest Reserve series.

Charcuterie Boarding with Honey

Raw & unfiltered local honey is an essential part of any charcuterie board, with unique local flavors complementing cheeses, nuts, meats, olives and more.

Why You Need an Herb Garden

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasting sweet potatoes with raw & unfiltered local honey makes them even sweeter.

The Beauty of Beekeeping

Butterfly Pavilion was founded to conserve pollinators. Beekeepers are an essential part of that mission.

The Honey Doctor’s Favorite Honey Recipes

Dr. Ron Fessenden (AKA) “The Honey Doctor” knows his honey – and plenty of tasty, nutritious honey recipes like these.

Honey Salmon with Stir-Fry Noodles

A delicious Honey Salmon with Stir-Fry Noodles recipe made with raw & unfiltered Local Hive™ Honey.

Why We Don’t Bottle Just One Honey

Local Hive bottles 22 raw & unfiltered local honey varietals because local food can improve the lives of farmers, beekeepers and communities nationwide.

Is Honey a Health Food?

Dr. Ron Fessenden’s book Feed Your Brain First explains how raw & unfiltered honey can benefit your mind, body and metabolism.

Caramelized Shallots with Feta and Honey Tartlets (With Step-by-Step Photos)

A Caramelized Shallots with Feta and Honey Tartlets recipe featuring raw & unfiltered Local Hive Honey

Why You Need a Daily Dose of Honey

Eating raw & unfiltered honey throughout the day has benefits for your brain, metabolism and much more.

Bees & Booze: 4 Honey Cocktails

These 4 honey cocktails will sweeten up your usual sips.

Orange Blossom Varietal Honey

Our raw & unfiltered orange blossom honey has a unique taste and an even more unique backstory.

The 6 Types of People to Give Honey

There’s a local honey varietal for everyone on your nice list. Visit the link in our bio to see our full rundown of why it makes such a sweet gift.

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

A few of our favorite ways to use raw & unfiltered local honey in your Thanksgiving recipes.

How Honey Changes with the Seasons

The same hive and beekeeper will make different honey throughout the year.

Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon & Olives

This chicken with rosemary, lemon and olives recipe gets a hint of sweetness from Local Hive Honey.

Beekeeping with 2020 American Beekeeping Federation Honey Queen Mary Reisinger

2020 American Honey Queen Mary Reisinger talks local honey and beekeeping.

What to Know Before You Try Local Honey

Every local honey is unique. Here’s what you need to know to really enjoy them.

Bees & Beekeepers Coloring Page

A coloring page to teach kids about how bees and beekeepers help all plants grow.

Baking Challenge: Winning Recipes E-Book

A downloadable e-book featuring the winning recipes of our Local Hive™ Baking Challenge.

Pollinator Awareness Week 2020

Learn about the dangers facing our pollinators and what you can do to help.

Local Bees Could Use Some Help

Saving American bees and beekeepers starts with local honey.

Local Hive™ Baking Challenge

How to enter the Local Hive™ Baking Challenge and all the details you need to know.

Homemade Honey Liquid Hand Soap

Easy instructions for making homemade liquid hand soap with raw & unfiltered Local Hive Honey.

The Key to Working and Parenting from Home? Ditch the Tips and Tricks

It’s hard to be a parent right now. But it’s even harder to be a kid.

Seven Stay-at-Home Activities for Parents & Kids

Keep boredom at bay with these seven fun activities for kids and parents.

Doing Our Part During COVID-19

We’re working to keep our local, raw & unfiltered honey in stock nationwide, while ensuring the safety of our employees and their families in response to COVID-19.

How many kinds of honey are there?

There’s more to honey than just what’s on the label.

A Sweet Sore Throat Salve

Learn to make a sore throat salve with all-natural ingredients, including Local Hive Honey.

Is honey safe for dogs?

Your dog would love a lick of honey, but should you let it?

Is honey keto?

Find out if honey is keto friendly and whether or not you can eat it on a low-carb diet here at Local Hive!

Lavender Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

This fan-submitted recipe features light lavender cupcakes with honey cream cheese frosting, sweetened with Local Hive raw & unfiltered honey. Try it for yourself!

The Difference Between Light and Dark Honey

Learn how one beehive can make totally different kinds of honey.

Honey-Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

Sweet and savory Honey-Marmalade Pork Tenderloin featuring Local Hive Honey.

Beekeeping in January

A brief look at how beekeepers help their hives survive the winter.

How to Eat Local in 2020: Part II

More tips on how to eat more local food in 2020 from Local Hive Honey.

How to Eat Local in 2020: Part I

Learn how to eat more local food in 2020, whether that be honey, produce or meat.

A New Year’s-Ready Rum and Honey Cocktail

This simple rum cocktail will sweeten your New Year’s Eve party, Roaring ‘20s style.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with Bees

A few quick tips on getting rid of bees naturally from the bee experts at Local Hive Honey.

Your Honey-fied Beauty Routine

From Cleopatra to the Kardashians, honey has been used to beautify skin for thousands of years and still makes a great beauty hack today.

Get Better Sleep with Raw Honey

Check out our guide to getting a great night’s sleep, featuring raw and unfiltered local honey.

Local Hive Highlight: Northwest

This dark-colored local honey is sure to brighten up any breakfast or snack it’s paired with.

All-Natural Honey Cranberry Sauce

An all-natural, easy-to-make recipe for honey-sweetened cranberry sauce.

Taking a Shine to Beeswax

Beeswax can be used to polish and protect your furniture. Learn how to make your own beeswax furniture polish.

The Local Hive Gift Guide

Honey is just the beginning. There are plenty of bee-inspired gifts out there for anyone.

Mind Your Beeswax Candles

Beeswax candles have many benefits – but which ones are real, and which ones are sugar-coated?

Fall Faves Featuring Honey

It turns out one of Halloween’s most essential candies is sweetened with honey.

Where would we be without bees?

Bees pollinate many of our favorite foods. What would happen if they didn’t?

Guide to Celebrity Beekeepers

The definitive guide to famous beekeepers from Local Hive Honey.

Get Wild in Your Backyard

A quick guide to making your garden irresistible to local bees and the rest of nature’s pollinators.

How Bees Find the Best Pollen

Learn how bees communicate in order to find the best pollen near their hive.

Beekeeping’s Peak Season

Learn about what goes on during September: beekeeping’s busiest month.

National Honey Month 2019

Local Hive celebrates pollinators everywhere with National Honey Month.

Honey Cares for Your Hair

How to use raw & unfiltered honey to protect your hair.

Honey Can Calm a Cough

How to use local, raw & unfiltered honey to treat a cough.

Let’s Face It: Honey Makes a Great Face Mask

A raw honey face mask is easy to make, great for your skin and can save money on skincare.

Taking the Sting Out of Bee Stings

What to do after you get stung by a bee.

Turn your Home into a Mini Meadery

With summer wrapping up, take advantage of the juicy berries by brewing up a batch of Blackberry Mead made with our local, raw and unfiltered honey.

Summertime Slime

Our raw and unfiltered honey is here to help you get creative again with this local honey slime recipe.

Local Hive Highlight: Montana

Thanks to our local bees and their keepers, alfalfa and clover come together to bring you our humble yet hearty Local Hive Montana honey.

The World’s Smallest Chemists

While a bee hive may not look like a science lab, every step from flower to comb contributes to honey’s unique properties.

The Treat That Treats Wounds

Before you reach for the antibiotic ointment to cure those cuts and burns, consider using our soothing sidekick—local honey.

Historical Honey: Ancient Egypt

Honey is one of the oldest culinary & medicinal ingredients. In this little history lesson, learn about how Ancient Egyptians used honey for a variety of purposes.

4th of July Honey Popsicles

Learn to make Honey-Peach Popsicles with Local Hive Honey.

Pollinator Awareness Week

Pollinators don’t just make honey: they make the world go ‘round – and they need your help.

Korean Rice Cakes with Honey

Learn to make Korean Rice Cakes with Local Hive Honey.

Homemade Pumpkin & Honey Face Mask

Give your complexion a boost with a DIY face mask using Local Hive Honey.

Easy Honey Suckers

Learn to make sweet Easy Honey Suckers with Local Hive Honey.

Now Featuring Local Hive: Lazy Dog

Local Hive Honey is now on the menu at Lazy Dog restaurants.

Simple & Sweet Honey Barbecue Sauce

Learn to make a simple sweet honey barbecue sauce recipe with Local Hive Honey.

Local Hive Highlight: Florida

Find out what makes raw & unfiltered local honey from Florida so special.

How to Make a Summery Honey Vinaigrette

Learn to make a summery Honey Vinaigrette recipe with Local Hive Honey.

Local Hive Highlight: So Cal

Find out what makes raw & unfiltered local honey from Southern California so special.

Behind the Bee Brain

What makes a bee’s brain tick? Learn about the relationship between a bee’s mind and a hive’s.

How to Make Orange Ginger Honey Cakes

Learn to make a sweet Orange Ginger Honey Cakes for a fluffy dessert treat featuring raw and unfiltered Local Hive honey.

The A-List Beekeeper

Learn about Morgan Freeman’s newest hobby – beekeeping – and how it can help preserve our pollinators.

April Fools, Honey Fans

Learn some foolish quasi-facts about raw and unfiltered local honey for April Fools’ Day.

The Start of Beekeeping Season

Our Award-Winning New Look

Local Hive’s award-winning new packaging and branding set it apart as a truly unique raw and unfiltered local honey.

The World’s Biggest Bee is Back

Learn about the rediscovery and conservation of the world’s largest bee, Wallace’s giant bee, from Local Hive; your source for local raw and unfiltered honey.

New Orleans-Style Beignets with Honey Recipe

Learn to make authentic New Orleans beignets with Local Hive honey just in time for Mardi Gras.

Whipped Honey Butter Recipe

With this simple whipped honey butter recipe, you can integrate our raw & unfiltered honey into just about any of your favorite dishes. Learn how to make it here!

Is Honey Healthier Than Sugar?

Many people wonder if honey is actually better for you than sugar. Find out the facts from our Honey Doctor, Ron Fessenden, so you can make the right dietary decisions.

The Birds and the Bees of Honeybees

Take a sneak peek into the fascinating world of bee reproduction going on in our hives from coast to coast.

How to Make a Honey Lavender Latte

Learn to make a sweet Honey Lavender Latte for a luxurious morning pick-me-up.

Spotlight on Local Colorado Honey

Local Hive puts a spotlight on their local Colorado raw and unfiltered honey.

Taking the Sting Out of Bee Myths

Local Hive takes the sting out of bee myths and helps determine what's really true about our buzzing friends.

The Sweet Swap: How to Replace Sugar with Honey

Out of all the sugar substitutes, we highly recommend that you replace sugar with raw, unfiltered honey. Learn how much it takes & more here at Local Hive!

How to Make Salty Honey Pie

Learn how to make a Salty Honey Pie with Local Hive's So Cal honey for a sweet, sharable dessert.

Local Hive’s Holiday Honey Social Giveaway

Honey Vanilla Sugar Cookies

These honey vanilla sugar cookies are a holiday hit your loved ones will remember. Learn how to make them with this quick and simple recipe!

Hot Honey Fried Chicken Sandwiches by Lindsey Eats LA

Combine the sweet of our So Cal honey with the heat of Gochujang in this Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich recipe by Lindsey Eats LA.

Local Hive & PACE Team Up for Black Friday

Our Black Friday deal is buzzing along, and so is our partnership with PACE. Get 25% off when you spend $35 on Local Hive honey, and PACE will receive a portion of proceeds to help protect and conserve pollinators.

How to Make Honey Caramel Sticky Buns

Make our easy Honey Caramel Sticky Bun recipe with raw and unfiltered Local Hive honey.

The Difference Between Raw Honey & Filtered Honey

With all the different types of honey out there, things can get confusing. At Local Hive, we cover the differences between raw honey vs. regular filtered honey.

How to Make a Honey Mustard Glazed Ham

Learn to perfect a Honey Mustard Glazed Ham in time for the holiday season.

Why Bees Are Important

Bees are amongst the most important creatures to humans on Earth. These amazing insects pollinate over 80% of all flowering plants. Learn more at Local Hive!

National Honey Month

September marks the end of the honey season and the final harvest for most of our local beekeepers. Celebrate with local, raw honey from Local Hive!

4 Unexpected Uses for Local Honey

From health related to food, discover the many different uses of honey!

How to Make a Delicious Honey Apple Cake

Learn to make a sweet Honey Apple Cake for a small afternoon treat.