Raw, natural honeycomb

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Raw, natural honeycomb

Raw, natural honeycomb

Here’s some of Red House Honey’s all-natural honeycomb, straight from the hive!

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Fun Down at the Hive: Honey Pot Party 3/Refugee Fundraiser a Great Success!

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The Groovy Garden: Bee-Friendly Garden in a Box

Step Inside The Groovy Garden: Bee-Friendly Garden in a Box

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.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes at The Sweet Life, Prescott

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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!

Heavenly Herbal Mix from the Red House Honey Hothouse

Heavenly Herbal Mix from the Red House Honey Hothouse

The Groovy Garden: Bee-Friendly Garden in a Box

The Groovy Garden: Bee-Friendly Garden in a Litte Red Box

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Honey Pot Party III: Syrian Refugee Fundraiser

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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 cindymkurts@gmail.com
Diane Whalen whalen-laverty@rogers.com
*drop off a cheque at the Carriage House or 109 Goulburn Avenue

Admission includes:
“All About Bees”

Presentation / Q&A with local beekeeper Leslie Smith
followed by
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**

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