Celebrate World Bee Day With These Buzz-Worthy Brands


Did you know that next Saturday, May 20th is World Bee Day? Busy bees play a key part in pollinating our gardens at Maple Shade and  FreshDirect, New York’s leading online grocer, is joining those around the globe celebrating bees and the sweet honey they create. FreshDirect offers products from brands that help raise awareness on the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development. Check out these buzz-worthy brands in my kitchen now that are dedicated to saving the bees, below:

Siponey: This beverage brand gives back 2% of their revenue to non-profit environmentalist partners, which are all honeybee activists and educators. Try out their premium canned whiskey cocktail, available at FreshDirect starting this month. Siponey uses only real ingredients, all from New York state: sparkling water, wildflower honey, fresh lemon juice, and rye whiskey.

Zach & Zoë Sweet Bee Farm: When Zach & Zoë set out to alleviate their son’s seasonal allergies through the healing power of raw honey, they had no idea it would lead to becoming local beekeepers themselves. Enjoy the unique flavor of their wildflower honey, the result of great floral diversity and hard-working bees.

Mike’s Hot Honey: This “honey with a kick” can be enjoyed on anything and everything; drizzle it on pizza, fried chicken, barbecue or ice cream. Taste the flavor combination that founder Mike fell in love with while studying in Brazil – honey and chili peppers. No artificial colors or preservatives here!

You can find all of these artisanal products and more at FreshDirect.com