Gift Guide Day 1: “Slow Shopping” for the Honey Lovers on Your List

Each day for the next two weeks we will release a new addition to the Holiday 2010 Green Food Gift Guide. Today’s addition is Red Bee Honey!

2010holidayAuthor and beekeeper Marina Marchese has graciously invited Fairfield Green Food Guide readers to a holiday boutique at her Red Bee Apiary in Weston on December 11 and 12 from 1-4 pm for what she calls “Slow Shopping”. Marina will have the fire going and live music playing as she offers guests tastings of artisan Red Bee honeys while they shop. Made from single nectar sources like buckwheat, pumpkin blossom and Tulip Poplar, these are among the highest quality and most delicious honeys around.

If you’ve never tasted single nectar source honeys side-by-side to compare and contrast them, this is your chance to do so with the beekeeper herself, Marina Marchese. Once you’ve picked your favorites, choose from a wide assortment of beautifully packaged individual bottles of honey or boxed gift sets that include lavender lip balm and beeswax candles. Relax by the fireplace and enjoy the live music as your gifts are boxed up, compliments of the house.

Honeybee is Marina Marchese's captivating story of how she came to be a beekeeper and expert on honey.
Honeybee is Marina Marchese's captivating story of how she came to be a beekeeper and expert on honey.

Red Bee Honey Gift Items Not to Miss:

  • Signed copy of Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper
  • Honey Tasting Kit
  • Honey, Candle & Lip Balm Gift Set (pictured below)
  • Honey Squirt

For the book lovers on your list, pick up a signed copy of Marina’s “Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper” along with some honey, honey-based skin care products, or beeswax candles.  Carol Herman, the Books Editor at The Washington Times, named Marchese’s HONEYBEE one of the “Books We Loved” in 2009.

Marina’s transition from art director to beekeeper is being told via a beautifully produced Yahoo  Second Act video and will no doubt lead you on a delicious adventure in local honey.

The Honey Squirt is a petite bottle of honey that fits perfectly into a lunch box or pocket book and solves the problem of finding good honey away from home. The Honey Squirt is an adorable addition to a gift basket, great stocking stuffer or unique replacement for a standard bow on a gift.

Move over wine, honey tastings are here and they make the perfect foodie gift. Photo c/o Red Bee Honey.
Move over wine, honey tastings are here and they make the perfect foodie gift. Photo c/o Red Bee Honey.

If you’ve tasted wines under the guidance of an expert, you know how enlightening it is to taste them side by side to compare and contrast aromas, flavors, and colors. A luck honey lover on your list can host their own honeys tasting with a Honey Tasting Party in a Box from Red Bee. Choose from the four or five jar limited harvest honey sets.

Red Bee Honey, hand-molded beeswax candle, and soap or lip balm made unique and memorable gifts.
Red Bee Honey gift sets include a single nectar source honey, hand-molded beeswax candle, and soap or lip balm.

Red Bee Honey is listed in the most recent edition of Patricia Brook’s “Food Lovers’ Guide to Connecticut”, a best of the best foodie guide to Connecticut.

To learn more about Red Bee Honey, visit the web site and read Lessons from a Local Beekeeper on this site.

Red Bee Honey Apiary & Gardens

77 Lyons Plain Road

Weston, CT  06883-3034

www.redbeehoney.com

Call Toll Free: 1.866.530.3022
Email: redbeehoney@gmail.com

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