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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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Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Learn how to make Honey-Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Local Hive raw & unfiltered honey.

Honey-Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Learn how to make Honey-Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole with Local Hive raw & unfiltered honey.

3 Must-Try Harvest Reserve Honey Recipes

Learn how to make 3 delicious recipes with Local Hive Harvest Reserve raw & unfiltered honeys for dinner and dessert.

Instant Pot Honey-Sriracha Meatballs

Learn how to make Instant Pot Honey-Sriracha Meatballs with Local Hive raw & unfiltered honey and a slow cooker.

What Makes Honey Sticky?

The American Beekeeping Boom

Learn about the 400-year history of beekeeping and honey in the U.S. as a special deep dive for National Honey Month.

Honey Fried Walleye

Learn how to make honey fried walleye fillets with Local Hive raw & unfiltered honey.

Southwest Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

A quick recipe for Southwest Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing featuring raw & unfiltered Local Hive Southwest Honey.

Tips on Grilling with Honey

Learn how to grill meats and whip up sweet & savory marinades with raw & unfiltered Local Hive Honey.

Local Hive is Looking for Local Partners

Honey-Balsamic Grilled Veggies

Learn how to make honey-balsamic grilled veggies with raw & unfiltered Local Hive Honey.

Why Did My Honey Turn Solid?

If you find your raw honey bottle rock hard in the pantry, here’s what to do – and what it says about your honey.

The Buzz with Pollinator Week

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

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.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.

Unbelievable Honey Butter Brownies

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

Healthier Habits with Honey

Raw and unfiltered honey can help you make your healthy New Year’s resolutions stick.

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 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.

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

Make Your Own 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

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

Honey Salmon with Stir-Fry Noodles

Why We Don’t Bottle Just One Honey

Is Honey a Health Food?

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

Bees & Booze: 4 Honey Cocktails

Why You Need a Daily Dose of Honey

Orange Blossom Varietal Honey

The 6 Types of People to Give Honey

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

How Honey Changes with the Seasons

Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon & Olives

Beekeeping with 2020 American Beekeeping Federation Honey Queen Mary Reisinger

What to Know Before You Try Local Honey

Bees & Beekeepers Coloring Page

Baking Challenge: Winning Recipes E-Book

Pollinator Awareness Week 2020

Local Bees Could Use Some Help

Local Hive™ Baking Challenge

Homemade Honey Liquid Hand Soap

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

Seven Stay-at-Home Activities for Parents & Kids

Doing Our Part During COVID-19

How many kinds of honey are there?

Is honey safe for dogs?

A Sweet Sore Throat Salve

Is honey keto?

Lavender Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

The Difference Between Light and Dark Honey

Honey-Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

Beekeeping in January

How to Eat Local in 2020: Part II

How to Eat Local in 2020: Part I

A New Year’s-Ready Rum and Honey Cocktail

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

Your Honey-fied Beauty Routine

Get Better Sleep with Raw Honey

Local Hive Highlight: Northwest

All-Natural Honey Cranberry Sauce

Taking a Shine to Beeswax

The Local Hive Gift Guide

Mind Your Beeswax Candles

Fall Faves Featuring Honey

Where would we be without bees?

Guide to Celebrity Beekeepers

Get Wild in Your Backyard

How Bees Find the Best Pollen

Beekeeping’s Peak Season

National Honey Month 2019

Honey Cares for Your Hair

Honey Can Calm a Cough

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

Taking the Sting Out of Bee Stings

Summertime Slime

Turn your Home into a Mini Meadery

Local Hive Highlight: Montana

The World’s Smallest Chemists

The Treat That Treats Wounds

Historical Honey: Ancient Egypt

4th of July Honey Popsicles

Pollinator Awareness Week

Korean Rice Cakes with Honey

Homemade Pumpkin & Honey Face Mask

Easy Honey Suckers

Now Featuring Local Hive: Lazy Dog

Simple & Sweet Honey Barbecue Sauce

Local Hive Highlight: Florida

How to Make a Summery Honey Vinaigrette

Local Hive Highlight: So Cal

How to Make Orange Ginger Honey Cakes

Behind the Bee Brain

The A-List Beekeeper

April Fools, Honey Fans

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.