Connecticut Gift Guide: Red Bee Honey #shoplocal

What better way to support your local Connecticut business when you shop local for the holidays. #shoplocal At Red Bee Apiary in Weston, Connecticut. Marina Marchese will educate about honey, honey bees, and how to pair the honey with food. It is, after all, her passion. She is a leading expert on single-origin honey and the founder of The American Honey Tasting Society.

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Honey Products from Red Bee Apiary Include:

Honey Apothecary Bottle: signature 16 oz. apothecary bottle with cork is a unique gift that is hand wrapped and tied with twine.

Wild Bee Pollen: Balance your immune system and boost energy levels with nature’s raw super food. Full of protein, amino acids, enzymes and B vitamins, bee pollen is the only food that contains every essential nutrient humans need. Tastes like edible flowers sweet and nutty.

Hone Tasting Party Kit: Learn to Taste Honey like a Sommelier! 4 jars of our Limited Harvest Honey and 8 Honey Tasting Score Cards

Vintage Flour Sack Towels: 100% woven cotton Red Striped Vintage Flour Sack Towels 28” x 18” 4 –sided hem with looped corner for easy hanging. 2 for $25.00 plus one of our handmade bee medallion soaps.

DIP Lip Balm Craft Kit: Mix your own peppermint lip balm with beeswax and olive oil with 6 Lip balm pots

DIP Beewax Candle Rolling Kit: Roll your own beeswax dinner taper candles. Includes 4 sheets of beeswax, wick, and decorative bee pins and craft paper.

honey connoisseur, honey tasting, honey recipesGiardino Gift Box: Everything a Gardener would love! 1 bottle of Clover Honey, 1 bar of Honeybee Soap w/ dish, 1 Buzz Off Bugs, 1 Lip Balm and 1 Honeybee Rescue Balm.

Marina’s book, The Honey Connoisseur, makes a great gift and is a comprehensive introduction to the origin, flavor, and culinary uses of more than 30 varietals of honey, from ubiquitous clover to tangy star thistle to rich, smoky buckwheat. The Honey Connoisseur teaches consumers everything they need to know about how to taste, select, and use a diverse selection of honey.

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