It's no secret that honey makes everything better, especially so-so-tasting food. The thing with honey, as you may know, is that there is a big honeybee shortage. As if affecting honey farming wasn't terrible enough, our crops will take a turn for the worse because bees are an important player in our ecosystem. Honeybees are the world's biggest pollinators and bring in $15 billion per year in crop value—and they do it for free. 

Now, more than ever, it's important to support honeybees and beekeepers. Whether you plant bee-friendly flowers, buy a ton of Honey Nut Cheerios to #BringBacktheBees, or keep buying honey and honey products from local apiaries, it's a noble cause to support—our nation's crop yield depends on it. Even Karen "Mother" Pence is taking action by adding a bee yard to the vice president's estate. It's amazing how many recipes use honey, even savory ones. Imagine tea without honey, or worse yet, imagine the world without baklava. To drive home the point, here are some fun honey recipes that make you appreciate how much honey means to your breakfast. 

Fancy Granola

When you put "breakfast" and "honey recipes" in the same sentence, you're usually talking about yummy granola. There's a reason for that.

Orange-Cranberry Honey Butter

Compound butters are our favorite thing to put on toast, and honey makes them way better.

Shakshuka

We can't get enough shakshuka. This popular breakfast is so versatile—try throwing some red pepper flakes in there too.

Fried Feta with Honey

The only thing better than feta with honey is fried feta with honey.

Elderflower-Infused Honey

Elderflower honey will instantly upgrade your lemonade or your morning yogurt.

Pancake Syrup

Try trading out maple syrup for honey, especially elderflower-infused honey. You won't regret it.

Pear, Feta, and Honey Toasts

Move over, avocado.

Rustic Peach and Thyme Galette with Almonds and Honey Yogurt

When has dessert-for-breakfast ever been a bad thing?

Ginger-Citrus Ice Cubes

These little cubes make every drink better—hot, cold, boozy, whatever.

Morning Bun

Morning buns are basically the love child of a giant doughnut and a cinnamon roll.