The BUZZZZ about Bees & Honey

September is National Honey Month, so we thought this would be a great time to share information about bees and honey.

Why September? That’s the typical period which honey collection season concludes as bees begin to secure their hive and prepare for winter.

Did you know the Ohio Statehouse is home to the Capitol Square Honey Bee Apiary? The apiary was established in April 2015 to showcase that an urban setting is a great setting for bees. On any typical day, the bee hive at the Statehouse will host between 50,000 and 80,000 bees. To learn more about the Capital Square Apiary, watch this video on the Ohio Channel.

Honey is a sweet, thick liquid made by honeybees. And honey is the only food made by insects that humans can consume.

It takes nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey. In fact, a single worker honeybee produces approximately 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. That means around 22,700 bees are needed to fill a single jar of honey!

Jerry Hinton with Hinton Apiaries, sees honey as a better option than sugar. “Honey contains antioxidants, minerals and flavonoids making it more nutritious than sugar.”

Hinton Apiaries specialize in selling varietal honey also called single-flower-source honey. In addition to offering several varieties of honey, his offerings include honey comb, which is a fun and natural way to eat honey and bee pollen, which, he shares, is pure protein.

Want to learn more about how honey gets its different flavors? Stop by and talk to Jerry on Tuesdays and Fridays at The Pearl Market. He can share how different teams of bees in each hive harvest various plant nectar and pollen.

Wondering what to do with honey? Try this honey dressing recipe from My Recipes or this recipe for Honey Roasted Pecans from Genius Kitchen.


A few of our Favorite Things

We want to share some of our favorite picks from last week’s Pearl Market. Starting top left our selections include these cut indoor succulents from Flora-go-go, these colorful bracelets by Wearable Art, beautiful glass dishes from Engler Glass and we couldn’t make it out of the market without stopping for a Lemon Shake-up from Midway Concessions.


Sponsor the Pearl Market 

Get your brand in front of hundreds of downtown workers and residents each week at The Pearl Market.

The market is operated by Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District and needs public and private support to operate. We can tailor a sponsorship package to meet your budget.

Contact Michelle Chippas at for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

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