Review by Debbie Mazo

From the days of the Egyptian pharaohs, honey has been considered a precious commodity whether used as a form of currency or as a rare treat. Even today, it is still valued as the only sweet that isn't man-made. For that golden touch, head straight to Honey.com hosted by the National Honey Board.

Honey LogoStart your visit at this popular destination by getting the low-down on this sweet treat. In Honey Facts, find out how honey is manufactured in one of the world's most efficient factories, the beehive. Or, learn about the common varieties of honey in the United States—each originating from a different floral source. As a general rule, the flavor of lighter colored honey is milder, while the flavor of darker colored honey is stronger.

Preserve the goodness of honey all year-round by experimenting with some of the jam, jelly, and pickle recipes found in the Recipes Section. If you'd like to get a real buzz, try some of the entrée selections like Honey Mint Glazed Lamb or Honey Fried Chicken.

Feeling adventurous? Then, sample some of the homemade honey beauty recipes inspired by the likes of Cleopatra and Queen Anne of England. For pure browsing fun, kids can find out why bees make honey or test their knowledge in honey trivia.

There's also a selection of kid-friendly word games like the Honey Word Scramble and the Cross Pollination Crossword Puzzle. Whatever your age, you'll bee sure to enjoy the sweet news at Honey.com.

About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.




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