Beeyond the Hive is a Colorado business run by two lovely young ladies who are 5th generation beekeepers. Follow this link and watch Lyle, their father and beekeeper, and learn about Dan Rather’s documentary “Buzzkill” which airs today. A shortage of bees can have a devastating impact on agriculture, and of course, the production of honey.

Beeyond the Hive were sponsors of the Junior League of Denver’s Colorado Classique cookbook and sponsored a honey-heavy chicken salad sandwich. Recipe below.


Photo copyright The Junior League of Denver

Sweet Chicken Salad Sandwich

Serves 8-10 portions

4 cups chopped cooked chicken
3 stalks celelry, chopped
1 cup dried sweetened cranberries
1/2 cup pecans, toasted
1 1/2 cups light mayonnaise
1/3 cup orange blossom or plain honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8-10 small croissants


Combine chicken, celery, cranberries, and pecans in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, honey, salt, and pepper. Combine dressing with chicken mixture. Serve on croissants.

Recipe from Colorado Classique, a Junior League of Denver Publication. All rights reserved.; Patricia Bainter, Food Writer, Food Stylist, Kitchen DesignerPatricia Bainter is a blogger and writer for 303magazine. She trained at Le Cordon Bleu London and shares her culinary musings and recipes at her own website


2 Responses

  1. Patrician Palette

    Thanks, Steph! It really is. It’s perfect for a summer picnic… so be sure to save it!

    If you don’t want the calories of a croissant, I suggest wrapping it in a soft spinach flour tortilla. It’s also more portable that way. Just wrap in cling wrap and toss into your picnic basket.


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