Busy Bees, Sweet Rewards
Colorado is home to busy bees, with 33,000 colonies producing more than 1.4 million pounds of honey each year. A honey bee will visit 50 to 100 flowers during a single collection trip, and a hive of bees must fly 55,000 miles to produce a pound of honey. Look for Colorado honey at your local grocery store or at restaurants across the state. Each month the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown in the state. Try this Blueberry BBQ Sauce recipe.