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Honey Recipes That'll Remind You How Important Our Bees Are

Sometimes sticky situations can be good.

You have to really want something to be willing to stick your hand in a nest that’s swarming with stinging bees.

Clearly, we humans feel that way about honey. We’ve been harvesting honey for thousands of years now — the sweet, sticky stuff’s history has long be engrained with ours — despite the strong possibility of being stung while trying to get it.

Honey’s just one of those ingredients that can’t be substituted for. It’s as sweet as sugar, but maintains its own unique flavor. It comes in many different varieties and colors, depending on the flowers the bees frequent.

But U.S. beekeepers lost 44 percent of their total colonies from April 2015 to March 2016, and the bee population is on a huge decline. Make sure you do what you can do support our beekeepers by cooking up the honey recipes below.

1
Honey BBQ Chicken
Half Baked Harvest
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2
Warm Honey Fig Dip With Blue Cheese
How Sweet It Is
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3
Ruby Red and Rosemary Honey Cocktail
Cookie And Kate
4
Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers
Damn Delicious
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5
Salted Chamomile Honey Cakes With Raspberry Ripple Cream
Half Baked Harvest
6
Honey Sriracha Chicken Flatbread
How Sweet It Is
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7
Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp
Damn Delicious
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8
Honey Hoisin Pan-Fried Noodles
The Woks of Life
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9
Overnight Honey Wheat Cinnamon Rolls
Minimalist Baker
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10
Salted Honey Apple And Gouda Toast
Half Baked Harvest
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11
Blueberry Honey Bran Muffins
Cookie And Kate
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12
Easy Honey Skillet Dijon Mustard
How Sweet It Is
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13
Nut And Honey Coconut Granola
Minimalist Baker
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14
Honey Banana Cake
The Woks of Life
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15
Honey Lemon Chicken Broccoli Bowls
Damn Delicious
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16
Honey Butter Biscuits
How Sweet It Is
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17
Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp In Coconut Milk
Half Baked Harvest
18
Honey Strawberry Peach Pie
Half Baked Harvest
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19
Baked Brie Graham Cracker Crostini With Lavender Honey
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