Tag Archive: National Honey Board

Mead Crafters Competition Hits Record Number of Entries

Posted July 8, 2022 by Alyssa Stahr

One of my favorite aspects of our partnership with the National Honey Board are the competitions. Each year, our team makes improvements to elevate and improve on the year before, and this year we had a whopping 350 meads — the maximum cap — entered into the Mead Crafters Competition. I love

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Honey, Beer and Brewers … Oh My!

Posted June 30, 2022 by Lauren Beers

Our team was buzzing with excitement as we kicked off this year’s #honeybeersummit in Austin, TX. Alongside @honey4pros, the Brightly Creative crew came together with brewers from across the country as they learned about the functionality of honey within the brewing space. In addition to technical sessions and networking, this

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‘Wings of Life’ Theme Propels Pollinator Week

Posted June 20, 2022 by Alyssa Stahr

Being a food and beverage agency, we’re interested in the world’s pollinators, particularly those that are pollinate crops in all 50 states: the honey bee. Pollinator Week — June 20 through 26 — is a great time to further education on the power of our favorite winged pollinators: bees. Plus, who

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World Bee Day Recognizes Importance of Small But Mighty Bees

Posted May 20, 2022 by Alyssa Stahr

Every third spoonful of the world’s food depends on pollination, and on May 20, the United Nations joins together people of the world to celebrate and become more aware of what bees do for us on World Bee Day. As a food and beverage creative agency, we are proud of

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The Bright Side of the Mead Crafters Competition

Posted November 17, 2021 by Alyssa Stahr

Throughout the year, Brightly Creative gives our alcohol-fueled blood, sweat and tears to three National Honey Board competitions: beer, spirits and mead. Yes, they’re hard work. Yes, they take a ton of organizational and behind-the-scenes planning that really starts a year in advance. And yes, they are highly rewarding. We

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Busy Bees Are Hard at Work

Posted October 15, 2021 by Jasmyne Harris

What does it take to win gold in preparation for the National Honey Board’s Honey Spirits Competition? Just countless hours of researching distilleries that make a honey spirit, sending out hundreds of emails, creating a website, finding qualified judges, unpacking numerous boxes and much, much more. Preparing for our fourth

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Behind the Scenes at the Honey Beer Competition

Posted September 1, 2021 by Alyssa Stahr

For the seventh consecutive year, the National Honey Board hosted its Honey Beer Competition, providing an opportunity for the best brewers to submit made-with-honey beers. And also for the seventh consecutive year, the Brightly Creative team managed and ran the competition for our client.  But, what does managing a competition

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Celebrating National Honey Bee Day!

Posted August 21, 2021 by Alyssa Stahr

If there was ever a time to stop and smell the flowers, today’s the day. Today we celebrate the makers of Mother Nature’s sweetener who not only provide honey but also are responsible for one-third of the food we eat. Thanks to beekeepers, honey bee enthusiasts and those who support

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E-Commerce Boom Stretches Beyond the Ordinary

Posted November 12, 2020 by Alyssa Stahr

This week the National Honey Board hosted its annual Honey Industry Summit, and since this year went virtual, the content was data driven, centered on research conducted on consumer attitudes and usage. Additionally, volumetric survey data regarding the foodservice and consumer packaged foods industry was shared. The impact that COVID-19

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2020 James Beard Awards Recognizes Past Honey Baking Summit Attendees

Posted October 8, 2020 by Alyssa Stahr

The results may have been delayed a bit this year, but it was worth the wait. Every Outstanding Bakery mentioned as a 2020 James Beard Award winner is a past Honey Baking Summit attendee! For those familiar with Brightly Creative, you know that we’ve had a longstanding partnership with the

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World Honey Bee Day Celebrates Pollinator Power

Posted August 13, 2020 by Alyssa Stahr

There’s a buzz in the air, and that’s because Saturday, Aug. 15, is World Honey Bee Day! These little insects pack some mighty power, and the day is reserved to honor both the honey bee and beekeepers who work so hard to make hives better homes for the pollinators of

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Celebrating Earth Day’s 20th Anniversary: Bee Edition

Posted April 22, 2020 by Alyssa Stahr

Due to our longstanding partnership with the National Honey Board, naturally we have learned a lot about the hardworking bees that help nurture our planet. It’s only fitting that we would honor bees during Earth Day’s 20th anniversary theme: Climate Action.  According to EarthDay.org, on the first Earth Day, April

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