Honey Pot Party for Valentine’s Day

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Super Gift Box

Super Gift Box

“Sweetness in a little red box…”

Red House Honey will be showcasing our new Super Gift Boxes at our first annual Honey Pot Party: Valentine’s Day edition on Feb. 1 in Ottawa. The afternoon will feature a honey tasting plus loads of facts about honey and bees, as well as an opportunity to see all of our unique honeys and Honey Love Products from the Handmade Honey Shop. Scrumptious Body Scrub, a wide array of soaps featuring beeswax and honey, four different types of honey, Luv Ur Beeswax Candles, and more!

Find out how Red House Honey can help host a Honey Pot Party at your place. RHH is making plans to visit Petawawa soon…maybe for the Easter edition of Honey Pot Parties.

Contact us and let us know if you’d like to try some of our “Sweetness in a little red box.”

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Spanking New Alternative for Valentine’s Day: Sweetness in a Little Red Box

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#redhousehoney Want something new for your honey this Valentine’s Day? Red House Honey’s brand, spanking new Valentine’s Day Alternative gift boxes are for him, for her… and well, for just about anybody and their honey.

RHH Happy Honey Valentine's Day Gift Box

RHH Happy Honey Valentine’s Day Gift Box


Red House Honey is now offering romantic Valentine’s Day gift boxes consisting of:
– a 140 g handmade, artisanal bar of Honey Love Soap in an organza gift bag
– a small (140 g) jar of raw (unpasteurized) Red House Farm/Select Apiaries Honey
– a 400 g jar of handmade, artisanal  Scrumptious Body Scrub
– a handmade RHH Luv Ur Beeswax Candle in a 140 g jar

All items are packaged in a distinctive red box (6”x6”x4”) tied with a ribbon and bearing the Red House Honey logo. It is truly the perfect gift to share on a special evening with your loved one. Retail value: $45.

Red House Honey Love Body Bar/Savon L'Amour de Miel

Red House Honey Love Body Bar/Savon L’Amour de Miel

Or, tailor your order (pre-orders only):

. A large jar of honey (250 g) may be substituted in place of the candle.
. Two bars of soap (his & hers, his & his or hers & hers)  may be substituted in place of one bar of soap and one candle

Some examples of our soaps:
. His ’n’ Hers:  My Funny Valentine (red and white swirls); Back in Black (black and white swirls) (also available separately)
. Honey Love Body Bar (honey comb imprint)
. Sinful Soap (chocolate fudge swirl soap)

Luv Ur Beeswax Candle

Luv Ur Beeswax Candle

All soaps are handmade and contain beeswax and honey.

Scrumptious Body Scrub
. contains Epsom salts, olive oil, Patchouli essential oil, honey and a preservative

Light Up Your Nights Beeswax Candle
. handmade candle in a 140 g RHH jar with lid

Honey types:
Gift boxes generally contain Purple Loosestrife (golden), Wildflower (white) or Amber (Buckwheat infused) honeys. For a small up-charge of $2 per jar, gift boxes can include Dark (Buckwheat) or Kosher honey. All honeys are raw (unpasteurized).

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Ontario Agriculture industry groups walk out on Ontario government neonicotinoid consultatons

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#redhousehoney Here’s how several powerful Ontario agriculture groups have chosen to deal with the Ontario government’s consultation sessions on its proposed regulatory system to reduce neonicotinoid usage (the stuff that is killing Red House Honey’s bees every year). Read on for more astonishing details of this incident directly from the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (OBA):

The OBA writes:

“Subsequent to the announcement of a proposed regulatory system aimed at reducing neonicotinoid usage on 80% of corn and soy fields by 2017, the Province set up a series of consultations to discuss the plan and implementation issues. OBA has attended all sessions so far (Kingston is coming up on the 14th), and found them enlightening, respectful and constructive. The Grain Farmers of Ontario, however, boycotted them, not wanting their message (as they put it) “to be diluted at urban venues by non-stakeholders”. Instead they insisted on an agriculture-only meeting to which OBA was not invited. And then, according to the National Farmers’ Union, as the meeting started, GFO, CropLifeCanada, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the Canadian Seed Trade Association, the Ontario Agri Business Association and the Canola Council of Canada made statements opposing this proposal and walked out of the room.

In a statement, GFO, announced that they would, instead, create their own process and develop an alternative solution. The OBA is disappointed and disturbed at the strong-armed and secretive tactics of the GFO and the AgChem industry, but we remain committed to the process and to talking and collaborating with all those who are open to it. Currently we are reaching out to farm groups and looking for ways to build bridges and to make the proposed regulatory system work effectively for all.

In the meantime, the Ontario government is continuing their consultation. OBA is encouraging all beekeepers and bee supporters to read and respond to the consultation paper.
OBA is currently completing its own response, which we will share, but we have provided a draft email for you to send to the government. Deadline: Jan. 25, 2015

You can find the government’s consultation paper here.

You can find a draft email which you can personalize here.

Or you can write your own email here.

If you are in the Kingston area, don’t forget the meeting on the 14th.”

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Ontario Government Commits to Reducing Pesticides

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This from the Ontario government….

Reducing Pesticide Use and Protecting Pollinator Health
Ontario Sets Goal to Reduce Neonicotinoid Use by 80 Per Cent
November 25, 2014 10:00 A.M.Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Ontario is taking action to strengthen bird, bee, butterfly and other pollinator health to ensure healthy ecosystems, a productive agricultural sector, and a strong economy.

Pollinators play an important role in Ontario’s agricultural productivity. Crops such as apples, cherries, peaches, plums, cucumbers, asparagus, squash, pumpkins, and melons need help from pollinators to grow.

The federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency has found a link between planting corn and soybean seeds treated with neonicotinoids — an agricultural insecticide — and bee deaths in Ontario. The province’s approach will help keep crops healthy and improve the environment by:

Working towards a goal of 80 per cent reduction in the number of acres planted with neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed by 2017
Reducing the over-winter honeybee mortality rate to 15 per cent by 2020
Establishing a comprehensive Pollinator Health Action Plan
The province will consult on a proposal to reduce the use of neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed. If approved, new rules on the use of neonicotinoids will be in place by July 1, 2015, in time for the 2016 agricultural planting season.

Ensuring a strong and healthy agricultural sector is part of the government’s economic plan for Ontario. The four part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.

Quick Facts
Ontario has released a discussion paper on pollinator health for comment over 60 days on Ontario’s Environmental and Regulatory Registries. Consultation sessions will be held in December 2014 and January 2015 to seek input from industry, researchers, organizations and individuals.
According to the Ontario Provincial Winter Loss Survey, in 2013-14, bee deaths in Ontario reached their highest recorded level at 58 per cent.
Scientific evidence shows that neonicotinoids harm bees by disrupting their ability to feed, navigate and reproduce, making them more susceptible to bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease.
Bees and other pollinators are responsible for pollinating roughly 13 per cent of agricultural crops in Ontario (crops worth about $897 million), and support $26 million annually in honey production.
In Ontario we have both wild and managed bee populations. Both make a significant contribution to Ontario’s agriculture and environment. In addition to bees, wild pollinators include butterflies, flies, beetles, and other insects.
Ontario’s agri-food sector employs 760,000 individuals and contributes $34 billion each year to the province’s economy.
Read more at http://news.ontario.ca/ene/en/2014/11/reducing-pesticide-use-and-protecting-pollinator-health.html?iter=54932edc6fd05&utm_source=shortlinks&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=bzf8

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