Honey is a versatile, all-natural ingredient being used to add flavor and sweetness to a plethora of products, including beer, ready-to-drink teas and energy drinks as well as spirits. Firestone, Colo.-based The National Honey Board hosted a Honey Editor’s Summit, Sept. 21-22 in Chicago, with in-depth sessions on purchasing trends, tours of bakeries and breweries that use honey, along with a visit to an apiary to demonstrate how honey makes it from the bee to the hive to a food or beverage product. In North America alone, there are more than 300 unique types of honey that vary in flavor, color and aroma, it says.

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