Did you miss National Honey Bee Day? Yes? So did we. Don’t worry, it’s not too late to celebrate.
Honey is one of our earliest sources of sweetness. Depictions of humans gathering honey date back 15,000 years. The word “honey” pops up in the Bible sixty-one times. Jars of honey were discovered in King Tut’s tomb. In Henry V, written in 1599, Shakespeare pointed out that we have much to learn from the social insects, whose colonies can number up to 80,000 individuals. “For so work the honey-bees,” he said. “Creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom.”
Celebrate with The Plate.