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Here’s some of Red House Honey’s all-natural honeycomb, straight from the hive!
Red House Honey’s Honey Pot Party 3, in conjunction with Refucare Ottawa and the Betty Hyde Co-operative Early Learning Centre was great, buzzing fun last night. About 25 guests came down to the hive (the wonderful, intimate Carriage House on Ottawa’s Osgoode St.) to sample honey-infused delicacies, learn about urban beekeeping and other bee facts, and mull over some of our great honey and bee-related products.
About $650 was raised at last night’s Honey Pot Party 3 for the Syrian refugee family of five, which has been sponsored by Refucare Ottawa. Sales from a special selection of Plan Bee’s cute handmade soap and washcloth combos were donated (a few more are still available for sale!) plus some jars of Red House Honey for the nibbles.
Cindy Mitchell, director of the Bettye Hyde Early Learning Centre and a member of Refucare Ottawa announced last night that the group has met their $40,000 fundraising goal for the family’s short-term living expenses. What’s more, the family will arrive in Canada on Saturday, Feb. 27 from Amman, Jordan. A welcome is planned for them though their arrival time and location is not yet known. Everyone involved is quite excited that they will finally meet them!
Thanks to everyone who came out last night, and for your interesting questions! Many people worked hard to make this happen, especially Cindy Mitchell, Diane Whalen and the Refucare Ottawa Resettlement Committee.
Looking for an Alternative to Valentine’s Day Chocolate and Roses? Stop into The Sweet Life and pick up Red House Honey’s groovy Bee-friendly Garden in a Box. Contains six seed packets (all grown and harvested without pesticides or fertilizers at the Red House Honey Hothouse) and growing instructions. Seeds and herbal or tea packets also available separately. Start thinking spring!
It’s time for Red House Honey’s Honey Pot Party III with
in partnership with the
Refucare: Refugee Resettlement Committee
Why: Fundraiser for Sandy Hill’s Syrian Refugee Family
*Help us reach our goal to raise $500 towards the daily living expenses for our long-awaited family of five*
Where: The Carriage House, 43 Blackburn Ave, Ottawa
Bettye Hyde Cooperative Early Learning Centre
When: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016
7:00- 9:00 pm
Cost: $20 (tax receipts available upon request)
Tickets: Cindy Mitchell email@example.com
Diane Whalen firstname.lastname@example.org
*drop off a cheque at the Carriage House or 109 Goulburn Avenue
“All About Bees”
Presentation / Q&A with local beekeeper Leslie Smith
Honey-infused snacks & drinks
Bee entertained with a topical discussion of beekeeping and bee issues that affect you!
. the trials and tribulations of beekeeping, and honey harvesting
. the fascinating social life of bees
. various health aspects of honey, and contributing factors
. why bees are important, issues affecting bees, and how you can help protect them.
**Hand-made honey (all raw/unpasteurized) and various honey products from Leslie Smith’s Red House Honey apiary on the St. Lawrence River will be available for purchase after the talk**
See why our bees are so happy here at Red House Honey!
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Tired of the same old, same old expensive, fattening and shortp-lived gift choices for Valentine’s Day? Book your Alternative Valentine’s Day Honey Pot Party and in a fun afternoon with your friends, learn everything you never knew about bees and honey, and come away with low-cost, long-lasting, locally made unique gifts for that special someone in your life (or for you). The most romantic event of the year is only a few weeks away. Why not let Red House Honey make it a breeze?
Red House Honey will attend at your home, regale your guests with true-life bee-tales and info, display bee keeping equipment and all-natural bee-related Honey Love Products from our Handmade Honey Shop.
Items available will include Red House Honey Raw/Kosher honey, Red House Honey Farm/Select Apiaries honey, our famous Honey Love Body Bar, Scrumptious Body Scrub and our unique Bee-Friendly Garden in a Box with a selection of hand-harvested seeds grown in our own gardens. Then there’s our Tender Tea Cozy and Awesome Apron sets….along with sachets of homegrown herbs and herbal teas.
All items can be packaged into our cute and gorgeously romantic Little Red Box. Cost to the host? Nothing. You supply the honey-based eats and bevvies; your guests get to take a look at our bee-friendly products…and they can tell their friends. There are no sales pitches; our products speak for themselves.
Drop us a line, we love to talk!
|Statistics Canada released their honey statistics report for 2015, which reveals a drop in Ontario honey production, number of beekeepers and bee colonies. This is very disappointing, especially compared to the gains made elsewhere in Canada.
“According to the report:
Variations can, and do, occur year over year within and between provinces. Although we are looking closely at these figures, we are not making any assumptions at this point about either their validity or significance. Ontario’s beekeeping industry is unusual in that we have many beekeepers – over 30% of Canada’s total – but 80% of the colonies are managed by only 20% of beekeepers.”
Information provided by the Ontario Beekeepers Association: www.ontariobee.com.