Give Thanks for the Bees this Week!

Give Thanks for the Bees this Week!

During this Thanksgiving holiday week, while delicious food is plentiful, be sure to remember where your food comes from! Honey bees and other pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat, yet US honey bee colonies are declining at an annual rate of 30% or more. Any way you look at it, that’s an unsustainable equation for a reliable food supply.

So give thanks for the bees and do what you can to conserve them! Click here to learn how to help today!

Weekend Fun at the Farmer’s Market

Weekend Fun at the Farmer's Market

The weekend is a great time to catch up on shopping, movies, cleaning, and relaxing. Going to your local farmer’s market will allow you to get some of that grocery shopping done, while also contributing to your local economy and community. You don’t need to be in the country either to have access to these types of venues. Even if you live in a city, you’ll find specific spots (indoor and outdoor) within the city where local farmers and artisans will go with their products.

We visited a local Malvern, PA farmer’s market last weekend and found bread from a bakery with bees made of flour as decorations. What a fun and delicious item to serve at a dinner party that you would never find at a grocery chain!

Below are a few links to search for you local farmer’s markets and CSAs!

http://search.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/default.aspx

http://www.farmersmarket.com/

http://www.localharvest.org/

Sneak Preview of our November Newsletter!

Sneak Preview of our November Newsletter!

Our November newsletter is full of tips to keep you healthy during this year’s flu season. We are featuring homemade remedies, Manuka honey, our tasty lozenges, and a Fall Sale!

Here is a recipe we are featuring this month for a honey mixture that will help to relieve your sore throat this season!

-1/4 cup Wedderspoon Organic Manuka Honey
-1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
-1-2 T of water
-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
-1/4 tsp. ground ginger

Mix together until blended evenly. Be sure to refrigerate for long term. Mix well before taking. Take a spoonful at time as needed.