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2 Recipes Featuring Honey to Try This Summer


Honey is a delicious sweetener made by bees. Here's more on where it comes from, plus 2 recipes that feature honey.

Where to find honey

Bees construct it in their hives. It is a collection of hexagonal cells made of wax by bees inside a hive or nest in which honey is stored, eggs are laid, and larvae develop.

Beekeepers remove the comb and release the sweet honey, which is a terrific ingredient for cooking.


Honey carrot coins

Makes 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced into coinS
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


Add carrots to a small saucepan and cover with water. Boil for about 10 minutes or until carrots are cooked. Drain carrots and put saucepan with carrots back on stove. Add all ingredients and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5-7 minutes so sauce can thicken a little.

Honey lemonade

Makes 4 servings


  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 quart carbonated water
  • Ice cubes


Mix honey and lemon juice together in a 1-quart juice container until the honey dissolves. Add carbonated water and lemon slices. Refrigerate until cold. To serve, fill each with ice and pour the lemonade over it.

Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board.

A quick tip

Table sugar is sucrose, a naturally-occurring sugar made up of one glucose molecule and one fructose molecule joined together. Fructose seems sweeter to our taste buds, and honey has lots of fructose. You can use less honey than sugar in recipes for that reason.

Did you know that honeybees are disappearing? Read more about Colony Collapse Disorder in this blog post.

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