Installing the newbies
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Installing the newbies (3)
Installing the new bees (4)
Red House Honey received three new nucleus hives of bees ( known as “nucs”) from Highlands Honey of Portland. These bees are Ontario born and bred, just like their queen. This stock is said to be hardy, disease resistant, good-tempered and very productive, unlike their Italian, Russian and Californian counterparts. These bees do not drink lattes, surf or like caviar. Guaranteed. That means they should–hopefully–get right down to the business of multiplying, gathering pollen and nectar, and making great Red House Honey. Oh, and girls, we really need you to survive the winter! Fingers crossed as Red House Honey ventures into a new honey season. Look for our seriously addictive Raw/Kosher wildflower white honey (the only OVH certified kosher honey in Eastern Ontario) around the middle of August.
Look for Red House Honey & B’s Bubbles @ MS Walk June 28/Vanier Public School in Brockville!
Red House Honey supports and sells @ MS WALK JUNE 28 Brockville
Red House Honey in Belize
Red House Honey will be in Guatemala and Belize this week checking out the jungle…
…look for us packed into the back of an old school bus touring Mayan archaeological sites, bumping into crocodiles on the way home at night, dodging howler monkeys, deadly vipers, green iguanas, tapirs and toucans and eating some great home-cooked food down on the Mosquito Coast…
…oh, and bringing home our youngest RHH operative who will have spent a gruelling six weeks roughing it in the jungle and helping excavate and preserve a unique Mayan archaeological site.
RHH will be back at Prescott Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market July 4 (hopefully all in one piece) with intel on the honey bee situation in Central America….oh, and our great honey, soaps, scrubs, herbs and candles. Stop by to hear our tall tales and learn about our great products.
#Redhousehoney: Up, up and away ~ New stores + new opportunities!
Red House Honey is soooo happy! Our honey will now be featured in Givopoly Ottawa’s Urban Gourmet Foodie Gift Boxes. Honey has already hit the counters of Seed to Sausage General Store in Ottawa along with Luv U 100% Beeswax Candles. Honey is oozing from the shelves at Seed to Sausage in Sharbot Lake. The River Lily Boutique in Prescott has our Luv U 100% Beeswax Candles and honey displayed prominently next to a selection of fine gifts (including yoga supplies – yahoo!) and next week, Barnard’s Emporium at Spencerville Mill in Spencerville will feature Luv U Candles and honey along with a huge variety of locally-made products.
We will also be placing a hive or two amidst many acres of buckwheat thanks to a bee-kind farmer near Oxford Mills. Fingers crossed for kosher buckwheat honey in 2015!
Don’t forget to catch Red House Honey at the MS Walk & Sale at Vanier Public School in Brockville on June 28. Brenda of B’s Bubbles will be selling our wares, along with her wonderful soaps and body products.
FEELING DIRTY? Give your guy something he REALLY wants for Father’s Day: A Red House Honey…super gift box. Contains a slow-burning Light Up Ur Nights 100% beeswax candle for sexy time, a jar of raw FARM/Select Apiaries all-natural honey for slathering everywhere, a bar of one of our super-smelling soaps for rinsing off (such as “Feeling Dirty?” or “Honey Love Body Bar” — and a Scrumptious Body Scrub for soothing and smoothing. It’s a couples’ activity….but Dad can do it alone, too. Or Mum. Or anybody, really. The more the merrier, we say.
Super Gift Box
Red House Honey in Belize
One of Red House Honey’s operatives will be in Belize for the next six weeks as part of an archaeological field school run by Trent University near Indian Church, a two-hour jeep drive into the jungle. Excavations are on-going at the Ka’Kabish site, a Mayan ruin near Lamanai, which is the largest excavated site in Belize.