September 5, 2021 – National Honey Month | National Cheese Pizza Day

One Pound Of Honey Takes A Lot Of Work. It Could Be Called A Small Miracle.

Welcome to September 5th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate small miracles and the simply sublime.

Bees work very hard to make honey. In fact, a hive can produce up to 100 pounds of the sweet stuff each year. To put that in perspective, it takes approximately 768 bees who fly over 55,000 miles to visit 2 million flowers just to make a single pound of honey. And thank goodness that they do because not only does honey power the hive, it has tremendous health benefits for humans as well. For thousands of years honey has been used for food as well as medicine because of its antibacterial qualities. And because of its high acidity and low moisture content, it can last a long time. A really long time. If honey is sealed in an airtight container, it has an infinite shelf life. During National Honey Month, celebrate the golden goodness of this small miracle. 

Whoever said, “Love is all you need” forgot about cheese, and if we are talking about pizza then cheese is definitely all you need. Dating back to ancient Greece, the simple flatbread known as pita was topped with olive oil, herbs and cheese, and it’s here that our love affair with pizza was born.  Fast forward to Naples, Italy, in 1889 when a pizza with the colors of the Italian flag was made for the Queen.  This Neapolitan style with cheese, sauce and a little basil was given the name Margherita in her honor. Today more than 2 billion pounds of pizza cheese are produced in the United States alone.  That’s a lot of amore!  On National Cheese Pizza Day, skip all those extra toppings and celebrate the good stuff! 

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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