RHH’s Popular Aster Honey and Luv Ur Beeswax Candles are Back!

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Light up Your Nights/Luv Ur Beeswax Candle 500 g

Light up Your Nights/Luv Ur Beeswax Candle 500 g

FARM Golden Honey 250 g

FARM Golden Honey 250 g

Aster honey is back! RHH has been able to secure a small supply of Farm/Select Apiaries Golden/Aster honey. A small amount of 140 g and 250 g jars are now available. Contact us directly to obtain some of this great late-fall honey. Our supplier says he hasn’t seen honey like this for twenty years!

RHH is also able to offer a limited supply of its very popular 500 g Luv Ur Beeswax Candles (100% beeswax) in an attractive round jar. Pure beeswax candles are clean and due to their hardness, burn longer than any paraffin or soy candles and have an attractive, natural scent.

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Winter Hard on Honeybees

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Winter Hive Mortality

Winter Hive Mortality

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This winter isn’t nearly over and already it has taken its toll on Red House Honey’s bees. Despite what the agribiz consortium will tell you in their fancy full-page ads, bees are dying in droves. Already, three-quarters of RHH’s bees are dead….. Why? A combination of factors: neonicotinoid pesticides, which weaken bees and disorient them, making it more difficult for them to survive a winter, plus this year’s unremitting cold weather which means bees have to expend a huge amount of energy just keeping warm. Very cold temperatures also mean they can’t go outside to relieve themselves…and often bees (who are very clean creatures and don’t like to sully the hives) will simply hold it in until they explode.

Warm temperatures and sunny days mean the bees can break from their cluster (where they huddle to keep warm) and go outside, as well as access honey stores and feed elsewhere in the hive (though the cluster slowly rotates around feed sources).

RHH will replace the dead hives this spring, but that means additional expense and a long wait as the new hives (or nuclei –“nucs” for short) build up to full honey-producing strength.

That means we probably won’t have any of our Raw/Kosher honey for our loyal customers until late August again this year…but warm, sunny spring weather and abundant blossoms could change all of that. We will still, of course, offer our high-quality Farm/Select Apiaries honey throughout the year.

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Red House Honey Pot Party: Meeting of the Honeys

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Honey Pot Party Treats: Baked Figs Drizzled in Raw Honey

Honey Pot Party Treats: Baked Figs Drizzled in Raw Honey

#redhousehoney Red House Honey’s inaugural Honey Pot Party was a smoking success. Held  in the charming Old Ottawa South home of Lori Gandy, about 12 guests enjoyed white and red Portuguese wines, delicious treats whipped up by the hostess and learning all about bees.

Honey Pot Party: Honey-Drizzled Apricot/Blueberry/Brie Crackers

Honey Pot Party: Honey-Drizzled Apricot/Blueberry/Brie Crackers

This meeting of the honeys took place over about two hours one recent Sunday afternoon, and concluded with the purchase of various Red House Honey products, including our famous Super Gift Box (packed with goodies such as the Luv Ur Beeswax Candle, Scrumptious Body Scrub, one of our naughty soaps, such as Feeling Dirty? Sinful Soap, a Farm/Select Apiaries Golden or Amber honey) all tied up in our signature “Sweetness in a Little Red Box.”

Guests also ate up our Raw/Kosher honey, Dark/Buckwheat, Amber/Buckwheat Infused and the tiny remaining quantity of White/Wildflower honey.

Honey Pot Party Treats: Honey & Blackberry/Cheddar Crackers

Honey Pot Party Treats: Blackberry/Cheddar Crackers

Book your Honey Pot Party soon and become one of the honeys.

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RHH Store Now On-Line

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Don’t feel like leaving the hive to pick up something from the Handmade Honey Shop? Now you can purchase all of our Red House Honeys and our Honey Love Products on-line. Check in…check around… and check out!

Honey products available for sale in Ontario only, due to government regulations. And, due to the ruinous cost of shipping honey in a manner that will ensure no breakage (via priority shipping), we are happy to deliver to many places in Eastern Ontario for a small fee (such as Carleton Place, Kanata, Ottawa, Prescott, Morrisburg, Brockville, Orleans). We’re also happy to make arrangements for you to come pick it up. Cash or credit card (Square reader in person or PayPal online) only. No cheques (sorry).

Want a great Alternative Valentine’s Day gift idea for two? Purchase our two Honey Love Body bars – Anastasia’s Beautiful Body Bar and Christian’s Soap/Where Does He Put It? — as a pair for only $13. Comes with two organza gift bags.

Don’t shower alone!

Anastasia's Beautiful Body Bar/Savon Beau Corps d'Anastasia

Anastasia’s Beautiful Body Bar/Savon Beau Corps d’Anastasia

Christian's Soap/Le Savon de Christian

Christian’s Soap/Le Savon de Christian

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Twinkle & Twine: Red House Honey is all tied up…(but we like It that way)

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#redhousehoney The planets were aligned when Red House Honey met The Twinkle and Twine. T&T is RHH’s newest customer and we are really excited! Located at 120 King Street in Prescott, Ontario, this funky little shop, in a heritage stone building, is run by its dynamo owner, Tammy Curry. The store is packed with home crafted, homemade and homespun stuff you just HAVE to have.
Stop by to stock up on Alternative Valentine’s Day gifts…RHH’s Super Gift Box is filled with Honey Love Products (Scrumptious Body Scrub, Luv Ur Beeswax Candle, FARM/Select Apiaries Honey and a Handmade Honey Shop Soap.
The delightful Mrs. Curry will also be showcasing:
~ our new 400 g Luv Ur Beeswax Candle (100% all-natural beeswax)
~ a variety of soaps (Feeling Dirty?/Sinful Soap; Anastasia’s Beautiful Body Bar — and its shower mate — Christian’s Soap/Where Does He Put it?; Back in Black Soap & our classic Honey Love Body Bar.)
~ and, of course, our delicious honeys: Golden/Purple Loosestrife, Amber/Buckwheat Infused and Dark/Buckwheat.
Check out www.thetwinkleandtwine.ca for more great gifts.

Light up Your Nights/Luv Ur Beeswax Candle 140 g

Light up Your Nights/Luv Ur Beeswax Candle 140 g

Light up Your Nights/Luv Ur Beeswax Candle 500 g

Light up Your Nights/Luv Ur Beeswax Candle 500 g

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