By Analiese Paik
This is the second installments in our 2014 Holiday Green Food Gift Guide.
What do you buy the discerning foodie who has absolutely everything?
Something unique and edible that come straight from nature that can be drizzled on hot oatmeal, served on a cheese platter, eaten right from the jar to calm a cough, or become part of a tasting event. It’s single varietal Red Bee honey!
Red Bee’s honey-of-the-month club is the perfect way to keep your gift recipient’s pantry stocked with premium, limited harvest honey. Honey doesn’t go bad, so no harm will come to bottles that are opened and consumed over a long period of time. These honeys are so special that Red Bee founder Marina Marchese is including her signature honey tasting wheel, color chart and tasting scorecard in each shipment so the gift can become a monthly tasting party!
Each month your gift recipient will receive an 11 oz. jar of real, unadulterated honey.
Choose from Honey Fan, which is four months for $99 (4 bottles), Honey Lover, which is 6 months for $150 (6 bottles) and Honey Connoisseur, which is 12 months for $300 (12 bottles).
From Red Bee Honey’s gift web page:
This is a spectacular gift for that sweet someone in your life! Each month Red Bee® surprises you with a different selection of our own delicious, pure honey (Red Bee’s 11 oz signature glass corked bottle) complete with informative facts and tasting notes. A Honey Aroma and Tasting Wheel, Honey Color Chart and a Honey Tasting Scorecard are included with each limited harvest honey gift box delivered directly to the door, always ready to enjoy! Please note: shipping charges within USA are included in these prices. Alaska, Hawaii and Canada additional charges apply.
Red Bee Honey Holiday Open House
On Sunday, December 14, from 10 am until 4 pm, Red Bee Honey will be holding their annual holiday open house event at the apiary at 77 Lyons Plains Road, Weston. The public is invited to shop for Marina’s books, honey, and honeybee themed gifts and receive free gift wrapping and boxes. Red Bee will ship gifts to your friends, family or co-workers. Please plan to pay with cash or check. www.redbee.com.
Marina Marchese has authored two books: Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper and The Honey Connoisseur. This entrepreneur is a beekeeper, an author, a honey sommelier, the visionary behind Red Bee ® Artisanal Honey, and founder of the American Honey Tasting Society. Red Bee’s collection of single-origin honeys is sought out by celebrity chefs, Relais & Chateaux restaurants, and fine cheese and artisan food shops all over the country. Marina’s Red Bee Apiary has been featured on ABC-TV’s The Chew, Williams Sonoma’s Meet the Maker, and in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Martha Stewart radio and blog. Marina received the Snail of Approval Award from Slow Food Metro North in recognition of her contributions to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food supply. Certified by the American Apitherapy Society, she has trained as a honey judge at the University of Georgia and is past president of the Back Yard Beekeepers Association of Connecticut. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, she is also an award-winning designer. Marina lives and tends bees in Weston, Connecticut.