Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Honey Season

September is honey harvesting time and in honor of that fact, here's a little ad from the 1949 issue of Life Magazine. Sioux Bee Honey later changed its name to Sue Bee Honey, purportedly to simplify pronunciation. In spite of the Native American motif of the ad the only connection the brand has with the actual Sioux is that the Sioux Honey Association is located in Sioux City, IA. That's a shame, in my mind I'd envisioned a collective of Native American beekeepers selling their wares and making a name for themselves.

Notice that the honey in the photo looks a lot more like mustard than anything you'd get from a beehive. Maybe it's a plate of honey mustard and biscuits? Maybe that's what you serve with corrugated butter?

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