Beans, beans, the musical fruit!

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Red House Honey is gearing up for a summer full of beans. Green beans that is. We will be cultivating these yummy veggies as part of our new focus on market gardening, for several commercial clients as well as our dedicated fans at Prescott Farmers’ Market. Look for us there. This year we will also be introducing grow-your-own mushroom logs, flowers and dried flowers, beans, and of course, our wonderful honey, soaps and unique Groovy Garden so you can cultivate our homegrown seeds yourself.

See you at the market in a month!

Bean Beds

Bean Beds

RHH Dec. 7: VISIT US AT LAFF & Jewish Community Centre/Chanukah Fair

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RHH Merry Mini Holiday Gift Box

RHH Merry Mini Holiday Gift Box


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Red House Honey will be selling fabulous holiday products at two Ottawa locations December 7 starting @ 10 a.m.

Honey lovers! Visit us at LAFF – the Locavore Artisan Food Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at ECW Centre (Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre, 1805 Gaspé Avenue in Manor Park (2 blocks away from RCMP Musical Ride). Check out our gift bags and boxes and our selection of Raw/Kosher and Farm/Select Apiaries honeys.

Kosher honey lovers! We’ll also be at the Solway Jewish Community Centre at 21 Nadolny Sachs Private in Westboro 10 a.m- 4 p.m. selling our delicious kosher honey. All welcome!

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Terminator 2: A new bee killing chemical

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Ontario Beekeepers’ Association warns of a new, deadly pesticide which could be released on an unsuspecting world – flupyradifurone…which is even worse than neonicotinoids. For more about this “Terminator 2” read

OBA responds to PMRA’s plan to approve another systemic pesticide.

It is of grave concern to us that PMRA would be considering approving another systemic pesticide before the current review on neonicotinoids is completed. We are also concerned about the limited and poorly communicated plan and timeframe for responding to this potentially damaging chemical.What is especially troubling is that, in its own description, PMRA states flupyradifurone ‘may pose a risk to bees, non-target beneficial arthropods and freshwater and saltwater invertebrates when used for foliar application.’ It further indicates that it doesn’t readily break down in water, air or sunlight and may carry over to the following growing season. When it enters streams, rivers and wetlands, ‘it may persist for a long time.’ Like neonicotinoids, flupyradifurone is a nerve poison, acutely toxic to bees if ingested. And as with other pesticides, the cumulative and interactive effects from the increasing use of pesticides, fungicides and other chemicals being applied indiscriminately across the country are currently unknown.The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association is concerned that these pesticides are being approved without adequate independent science on the immediate and lasting impact. The Government of Canada must assume some liability related to the subsequent impact on individual beekeepers as well as the beekeeping industry.

We call on the Government of Canada to employ the Precautionary Principle as outlined in Health Canada’s Decision-making Framework and thereby delay approval of flupyradifurone.  Download OBA submission here.

 

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