Here are some interesting facts about the dazzling healthfulness of raw honey:
“Honey that has not been heated over 117 degrees F is loaded with amylases, enzymes that digest carbohydrates, as well as all the nutrients found in plant pollens. This makes it an ideal sweetener for porridge and toast, as the amylases in raw honey help digest grains. Glucose tolerance tests indicate that, for most people, honey does not upset blood sugar levels as severely as does refined sugar.” — Sally Fallon, Nourishing Traditions
Egg huntin’ and chicken lovin’
Red House Honey is expanding. With new nucs bearing Ontario queens ordered for spring, 2017, we will be adding some adjacent acreage for bee foraging and other agricultural uses. This is an exciting time for us as we delve deeper into farming.
Bees in their winter bee barn
Our very valued Red House Honey supporter, University of Ottawa professor and author Seymour Mayne, penned this word sonnet with our hard-working bees in mind:
Hives during nectar flow
Pure golden honey
Sweet Servant © Seymour Mayne, 2015.
A bee flower feast: Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)
Echinacea thrives in the dense clay here at Red House Honey, even during this dry summer weather, a welcome feast for the bees. Seed heads will soon be available for late summer and fall planting at Nanny Cakes, and from Red House Honey. Catch us at Prescott Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market this coming Saturday…and don’t forget to take in the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, on until Aug. 20 on the Prescott waterfront.
Slurp up some of Red House Honey’s 2016 freshly harvested wildflower honey at Prescott Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market Saturday — and celebrate Christmas in July. It may be the only chance you will have to see Santa and Elvis together (aside from Vegas). Put on your sequinned karate suit and your santa hat, and boogie on down to the Clock Tower.
We’ll also be unveiling our special, limited edition soap, Kyle’s African Adventure, scented with Monkey Farts (we’re not kidding).
Don’t forget to check out the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, on now. See you there!
Share our memories from Christmases past:
Elvis (a.k.a. Kirk Francois) at Prescott Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market/Photo courtesy Brenda Steinburg/B’s Bubbles
Santa giving motorcycle rides.
RHH @ Prescott Farmers’ Market
Raw, natural honeycomb
Here’s some of Red House Honey’s all-natural honeycomb, straight from the hive!
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.
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 email@example.com
Diane Whalen firstname.lastname@example.org
*drop off a cheque at the Carriage House or 109 Goulburn Avenue
“All About Bees”
Presentation / Q&A with local beekeeper Leslie Smith
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**
See why our bees are so happy here at Red House Honey!