Buzz-Worthy Recipes

In celebration of our favorite fuzzy insects, we teamed up with foodies and chefs to create some scrumptious recipes that celebrate foods we love brought to us in part by pollinators – and to raise awareness of how everyone can help support them.

As you may know, pollinators are important to many of our favorite foods, and these delightful, savory recipes are inspired by the Bayer Feed a Bee program – a nationwide initiative aimed at increasing forage and habitat for bees.

From creamy flavored butters to honey-drizzled chicken, grandma’s peach pie to streusel-topped cranberry bread, we hope you enjoy these lip-smacking odes to pollinators! What will you cook up tonight?


Roasted Honey Garlic Butter ChickenROASTED HONEY GARLIC BUTTER CHICKEN


“Honey is a part of so many recipes here on The Recipe Critic, and I am so excited to share with you this delicious new recipe and also an important cause. Feed a Bee is a national effort to plant more flowers and forage for honey bees and other pollinators. Roasted Honey Garlic Butter Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash is a rustic and delicious meal that is full of amazing flavor.” – The Recipe Critic














Honey Garlic Glazed ChickenEASY HONEY GARLIC GLAZED CHICKEN


“This Easy Honey Garlic Glazed Chicken could not be simpler to make and is perfect for a busy weeknight. Visit FeedABee.com to learn more, and join me in using the hashtag #FeedABee to spread awareness and help feed the pollinators that help feed us!” – The Country Cook













Flavored ButtersHOMEMADE FLAVORED BUTTERS (PUMPKIN CINNAMON, CRANBERRY ORANGE & VANILLA HONEY)


“In my Flavored Butters recipes, I’ve used many lovely ingredients that are helped by bees. All three of these butters are so simple yet have so much flavor.” – Bigger Bolder Baking
















Peach PieGRANDMA'S PEACH PIE


“This old fashioned peach pie recipe is super easy to make, and is perfect for any occasion! Let’s celebrate pollinators for the role they play in bringing such amazing foods (such as peaches and many more!!) to our tables.” – I Heart Recipes















Cranberry BreadCRANBERRY BREAD


“This easy cranberry bread recipe is loaded with fresh cranberries for a sweet and tart quick bread that your whole family will devour.” – Buns in My Oven

















Looking for your own way to support pollinators, beyond whipping up these tasty treats? Even a small potted plant on your doorstep will create much-needed forage that feeds bees, butterflies and other pollinators – who, in turn, help feed us by pollinating nuts, fruits, vegetables and more! Want to get involved on an even larger scale? Feed a Bee is aiming to plant forage in all 50 states across the country by the end of 2018. Learn more about how you can help us reach that goal by applying for a forage grant to start your own community wildflower patch via this link.

We hope you enjoy these recipes and remember pollinators’ role in bringing them to your table!