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    News — Bee Raw

    2015 Color of the Year

    Pantone has announced the color of the year for 2015 - dumdumdumdum...... Marsala!! It's a lovely color - a naturally robust and earthy wine red.



    (image from Pantone)


    Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute said that "while 2014's color of the year, Radiant Orchid, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability."



    (On the left, image from Pantone.
    On the right, Zwei Mademoiselle M10 in Blood, available in January)


    Oooooh. We're loving the color more and more. <3



    (On the left, image from Pantone. On the right, Jeanne doll


    "Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors."




    (On the left, image from Pantone. On the right, Kragenschal)


    We love the context of this welcoming shade - warm and delicious, rich and robust, like the feel of coffee and chocolate. It feels a lot like the shop. :)



    (Chokola Tea,

    Walnut Sunglasses, Honey Flight,

    Wooden Bowtie,

    Wine-infused Body Butters ;) , S'well Bottle in Teak (available in January))






    Thankful for the Bees

    After the filling Thanksgiving dinner, isn't it lovely to have a nice cup of tea with family and friends? The Bee Raw Honey Flight I brought was a hit. It was fun trying the four different honey-flavors with cheese and tea. It attracts friendly conversation as would when flowers bloom, the bee will come. (Ahahahaha, I just couldn't resist.) And, as how these lovely conversations usually go, they jump from how you are, to what was on NPR yesterday, move to the coolest shoes I ever saw, to what movie you are seeing next, and end with how we are going to change and save the world together. With the honey flight in front of us, we focused on the bees.

    Did you know that bees are responsible for pollinating one in every three bites of food we consume? And sadly, because of pesticides, parasites and malnutrition, they are dying off!! It is a global crisis. This condition, known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), has resulted in bee mortality rates of 33% over the last five years.

    Can you imagine a world without strawberries? Almonds? Broccoli? Ahhhhhhh!

    There are two reasons why we carry Bee Raw products at the shop. First, it's really, really great honey. Really. Honey as it should be. Our second reason is The Bee Raw Save the Bees Fund.

    The Bee Raw Save the Bees Fund supports institutions, associations and organizations that perform underfunded, but critical, research and education focusing on bee health, biology and nutrition.They also support places and programs that help to sustain a healthy planet, including botanic gardens which create pollinator-friendly environments. Bee Raw donates 1% of profits to the Save the Bees Fund.

    Let us save the bees together. Supporting Bee Raw products is a step. Then, let us take it a step further.

    There are three no-fail ways to save the bees. You can-

    Plant Flowers. Bees are suffering from malnutrition, and planting bee-friendly flowers gives them a place to nourish themselves and their hive.

    Sign Pledge. Pesticides contribute to the alarming death rate of honeybee colonies.Sign a pledge to cultivate a pesticide-free garden.

    Donate. Save the Bees Fund raises money for research to fully understand Colony Collapse Disorder.


    We are thankful for the bees. Let's help keep them from disappearing. :)

      Come with me on a Honey Flight



      Have you seen the Bee Raw Honey Flight Gift Sets in the shop? There are four tubes filled with different kinds of honey, sealed with beeswax, with a pretty wooden block stand. When I first saw it, I thought it would look really great on my coffee table. And then, I got to taste the honey. And. They. Were. All. Sooooo. Good. 

      You know how you think coffee is just coffee?  And then, you taste really good coffee and then you suddenly realize that there are so many different kinds of coffee. And then, you're suddenly on a quest to find that perfect coffee that you like best - the one that speaks of who you are? Hmmm. Maybe you feel like this with wine? Or tea?

      Bee Raw Honey does that to you. But with honey. I think it's because it is not just about how it tastes, but how you feel when you taste it. It could remind you of a backyard tea party with lifelong friends, or your grandmother stroking your forehead or laying down under a tree.


      For me, the wildflower varietal takes me back to 12-year-old me, living with a host family far, far away, having a very long breakfast in the backyard, amidst laughter and friendship that would last a lifetime. The honey flights are like happy memories in a tube for me. Ahahaha. 

      I do have both fruit and wildflower varietals on my dining table for breakfast. They look pretty and you get to have honey moods and pick which honey you would like to take for the day. They also make my smile last a little longer when I start my day. It's a nice tradition to start with your breakfast and tea folks, don't you think? :)