A few weeks ago I ran a giveaway for a bottle of “Honey I Love You” raw wildflower honey and the response I received was amazing! So many people reached out to me and asked if they could purchase honey to support our efforts in treatment free beekeeping. I was truly touched by the BEE-euty of it all. What an amazing virtual community we have!!
The plight of the bees has garnered more and more attention over the past few years, and rightly so. Bees are having a tough time. From environmental changes to genetically modified crops and increased pesticide use, the bees need all the help they can get. By supporting small, local and natural beekeeping operations you are also supporting bee keepers in their efforts to protect bee populations.
Who doesn’t love honey? When it comes to natural sweeteners, eating small amounts of raw honey is one of the best ways to go. However, consumers need to be very careful about their source of honey. More and more main stream manufacturers are actually cutting or completely replacing true honey with honey flavoured high fructose corn syrup. Isn’t that disgusting!!?
The final message is that, when it comes to honey, buy local, buy from small businesses and buy raw and unpasteurized quality honey. If you would like to support my family’s beekeeping venture, please consider purchasing a jar of our delicious “Honey I Love You”! We are selling 1 kg jars for $15 and ½ kg jars for $8. If you would like to place an order please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 613-883-2220.
Interested in becoming a back yard bee keeper or learning more about honey in general? My mother is a beekeeping consultant and would be happy to get you started on your very own beekeeping adventure. Visit her website at Beth Girdler Beekeeping.