Winter Wonderland Online Market - December 18, 2021
Christmas has been called the most magical time of year and we couldn't agree more!! On December 18th from 12pm-3pm join us for our amazing Winter Wonderland market to hear all about what goes on behind the scenes at Christmas time, some spectacular giveaways, and a day full of Christmas cheer!
Let's come together and celebrate all the ways we can share these special times with our loved ones! e you know and let us know what you are most excited about seeing during this market.
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Hello to all our honey-lovers!
Christmas has been called the most magical time of year and we couldn't agree more!! On December 18th from 12pm-3pm join us for our amazing Winter Wonderland market to hear all about what goes on behind the scenes at Christmas time, some spectacular giveaways, and a day full of Christmas cheer! Let's come together and celebrate all the ways we can share these special times with our loved ones!
We can't wait to share what we have been working on! Your mouth will be watering by the end of the day :)
To set the stage for this magical winter wonderland market we are giving away a Surprise Bag with some of our most popular products. Some of the items in your surprise bag will also be created from your wish list in your Forever Bee account, so make sure to add all your favourites to your wish list :)
ENTER TO WIN:
1. Like this post on Facebook.
2. Say hi to us in the comments below - where you are visiting from and how you are doing with your Christmas shopping and decorating?
3. RSVP to our Facebook Event
3. Forward this exciting giveaway and market to your friends. For every friend that says hi to us here we will give you an additional entry to win :)
Can't wait for a Surprise Bag? Get yours now!!
Be sure to RSVP to get notifications and check back often for sneak peaks and giveaways!! Remember to Like, Comment, Share, and tag friends and order - every way you participate is another entry for your chance to win our incredible Grand Prize!!
Winter Wonderland Music
Get your snacks ready, make a cup of coffee/tea with honey and prepare for a fun afternoon with your favourite Canadian Apiary. There is so much to cover this afternoon - recipes, crafts, in-depth discussions and videos about our bees and of course......HUGE GIVEAWAYS.
We created a special Winter Wonderland playlist on Spotify. Feel free to listen along on Spotify while attending the market :)
Visit our Recipe Blog for our delicious Hot Cinnamon Honey Orange Juice Recipe to sip while you are visiting us at the market.
Invite your friends, RSVP and enjoy a fun afternoon visiting LIVE with us at the Online Market.
Start filling your wishlist (this might be important 😉)
Welcome To Our Online Market!
Alright everybody, get ready! Throughout the afternoon we will be here to visit with you LIVE. We will be showing you all our behind-the-scenes footage, and answer all your questions. There will many amazing giveaways, promotions, returning and NEW products as well as a coveted Grand Prize! As you interact, comment, order, like, share, refer and tag friends, you will get more entries to win the Grand Prize!
We have a series of images and videos here to share today. We also have giveaways on many of them. Please feel free to ask us any questions or leave us your comments. We are here for you today and are so excited to visit with you. You can enter the giveaways by chatting with us on our website live chat, emailing us at email@example.com or by texting Kira at 403-915-0454. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Event.
These giveaways will be live until MIDNIGHT Saturday, we will complete the draw and the lucky winners will be announced on Sunday!
Stay tuned to see all the exciting things this market has to offer, jump in when you can, and hop around to see all the fun posts and videos coming up every few minutes until 3:00pm!!
*Sometimes during the online market we get a bunch of party-poopers who try to hack our online event. We usually take care of them very quickly. We will not ask for any credit card or personal information during this market, the only external links used will be directly to our website. The only thing necessary to join in is you! Winners will not be directly contacted, winners will be asked to contact us after the draw.*
Meet Our Team
We love celebrating Christmas, and we love seeing our hard working elves having fun while making all your special Christmas gifts!
Lanice is our warehouse manager and never fails to make us all smile! Lanice and Connor work tirelessly behind the scenes to get your products ready to be shipped out!
Thank you Lanice and Connor for working so hard to make all our beautiful candles and delicious honeys and always doing it with a smile on your faces and love in your hearts. We appreciate you so much.
Thank you Heather for doing all the deliveries and our markets. Your friendly smile and wonderful customer focus makes everyone feel welcomed and appreciated. You are a treasure.
Thank you Ritzie for coming to help us on Saturdays at the market. It is great to have your knowledge of the products, love of people and quick wit :)
Kira, thank you so much for being my person in the business. Anytime anyone needs anything they know to call you. You are always willing to do more than is asked for and you are so creative and organized. Thank you for being such a valuable part of our team.
Thank you so much Aunty Kathy for the most beautiful images. You always know what it is in my heart and how to portray that as an image. Your images really touch our hearts and reflects our business.
Comment with something you love about your coworkers!
Keep clicking the titles below to follow along with us today!
Our Grand Prize Giveaway is our largest and most exciting giveaway of our whole market. We include all the products we talk about in the market so that you have an opportunity to try it out :)
The Grand Prize for our Winter Wonderland Online Market is valued at over $200 and includes:
500g Creamed Clover Honey
1 lb Honeycomb
250 ml Raspberry Honey
250 ml Apple Pie Honey
250 ml Cinnamon Honey
Large Honey Gift Pack
Beeswax and Honey Soap
1 lb Beeswax
16-pack Beeswax Tealight Candles
ENTER TO WIN:
Grand Prize winners are eligibile by participating in our market on Facebook. Find & like this post in our Online Market and follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram. We can't wait to announce the winner!
Raw, Unpasteurized Creamed Clover Honey
DID YOU KNOW????
Forever Bee is honey has never been heated or filtered? That's right. We believe in keeping Nature natural :) By keeping the honey raw and unfiltered, all the healthy compounds are intact and provides you with the best taste and healthiest honey.
Our creaming process is also unique. Our honey is not churned and we do not add starter crystals to the honey. The day the honey is extracted it is poured into jars and placed in a freezer. This forces the honey to crystallize really fast, which means the crystals are really small.....and once a crystal forms at one size in a solution it can't form at a different size in the same solution.
This unique process is the reason why our honey will never crystallize and will not get hard. It is always smooth and soft and delicious :)
One of my favourite recipes to make during the Christmas Holidays, using the Creamed Clover Honey, is our Crunchie Bars!
Today we would love to give away a 500g jar of Creamed Clover Honey
ENTER TO WIN:
What is one of your favourite Christmas treats to make during the holidays?
Behind the Scenes with Forever Bee
We are a family business :) Matt and I started this business when our kids were still young. All of our kids have worked in the business with us. They have made candles, body butter, flavoured honey and everything else that goes on beyond the scenes.
Now our grandkids love to be involved as well. They come beekeeping with us and love to just get right in there with the bees :) And of course they are great at quality control. They have to keep checking the honeycomb to make sure that every hive is perfect :)
Let us know about what you love to do with your kids (or other family). Do you have any special routines or activities that you always do together? You know what they say........The family that plays together, stays together. :)
Browse our local honey and other products here.
Gifts With Purchase
We would love to make this Christmas Season all about spending quality time with family and friends. We would also like to give back to you - our amazing customers, community and honey lovers!
This weekend we are bringing back our Gift-with-Purchase Promotion!! This promotion is available to everyone who places an order of at least $50 before MIDNIGHT SUNDAY! This is an extra way to get a great value for your purchase and try out some new products at the same time.
Enter for a chance to win a Surprise Bag ($65 value) AND for an extra entry into our Grand Prize giveaway!!
Find this post in our Online Market!
**Order value between $50 - $75** ($8 Value)
A Lippy Balm
2 Tealight Candles
**Order value between $76 - $125** ($14 Value)
2 Tealight Candles
125g Flavoured Honey
**Order value between $126 - $250** ($30 Value)
2 Tealight Candles
Wish List Item (max value $20)
**Order value over $251+** ($65 Value)
Surprise Gift Bag (Includes 3 of our discontinued 500g Flavoured Honey Jars!)
Oh my goodness, what a delicious treat :)
Honeycomb is one of the products that are so close to my heart. It must be because of the hours and hours we spend in the field with the bees. Or maybe it is the deliciousness of taking a chewy bite out of a Honeycomb and letting the sweetness just fill your heart with happy-bubbles :)
This Christmas Season we recommend using a piece of Honeycomb on a charcuterie board. Fill the board with a variety of crackers, cheese (smoked Gouda is my favourite), cold meats (prosciutto ham is delicious), fruits and of course a glass of wine (or mulled spice wine or eggnog).
The honeycomb will make for a delightful conversation piece and will be a really unique and tasty treat for your friends and family :)
Last year we had Mandie's Makes on at our market to show her beautiful charcuterie boards. Visit her site again this year to pick up your board.
We would love to give away a 1lb container of our Honeycomb to a lucky winner. What is the most unique gift you have ever given or received for Christmas.
Order your Honeycomb for the holidays :)
What a fun stocking stuffer!!!!
Honeystix are one of the kids' favourite treats. These little tubes are filled with flavoured honey and can be carried around in your purse so you have a ready snack or sweetener for your tea/coffee, in a lunchbox for the kids or in your backpack when you go hiking.
We carry our "Naked Line" Honeystix which is all natural with no artificial colours or flavours: Pure honey, Natural Cinnamon and Natural Lemon.
Then we also have all our fun flavours and colours: Apple, Pink Lemonade, Rootbeer, Sour Blue Raspberry, Pina Colada, Peach, Raspberry.
Okay, let's have some fun with this one. Comment with the top 3 things you always carry in your purse (or the top 3 things you never leave home without). The lucky winner will receive a 50-pack of honeystix with a all our flavours :)
Rasperry Honey and Honey Vinegar
What is red and delicious and only available for a limited time????
You guessed it.....we are featuring Raspberry Honey and Raspberry Vinegar. These two products make a powerful combo during the Christmas Season. With the bright red colour and tangy taste it is one of the most favourite flavours we sell :)
Our Raspberry Honey is a delicious combination of organic raspberries, picked at their peak ripeness, flash frozen and ground up to be added to our raw, unfiltered honey :) Wow, what a delicious treat.
Raspberry Honey Parfait is one of the favourite festive holiday treats.
The Raspberry Vinegar is a really unique vinegar made by our friend Paul from Tippas Distillery here in Okotoks, AB. Paul uses our raw honey to make his vinegars and they come in a variety of different flavours. One of our favourite flavours is the Raspberry Vinegar:)
As a special treat this Holiday Season, we have put together a really tasty recipe guide for using both the Raspberry Honey and Raspberry Vinegar. Some of my favourites include:
Raspberry Seafood Sautee
Download your FREE recipes for using Raspberry Honey and Raspberry Honey Vinegar: s
Shop now for your Raspberry goodies :)
If you've experienced dry skin, eczema, or other skin damage due to cold weather? We are right there with you! That is exactly why we created this smooth, moisturizing, and all natural body butter!! Built on a foundation of pure Forever Bee Beeswax and organic, crude Shea Butter, and a perfect blend of organic oils, our Body Butter is perfectly curated to lock in moisture by creating a seal over your skin!
Watch this video to see how we mix this masterpiece, and get all the behind the scenes info!
To win your own all natural body butter, comment below your favourite way stay hydrated during the winter!
Pick your Body Butter fragrance.
We are so in love with Ceylon Cinnamon, the primary ingredient in our Cinnamon Honey and now also in our new Apple Pie Honey! Ceylon Cinnamon comes to us from a small organic farm in Sri Lanka, it is the bark from an evergreen tree of the laurel family. Paired with our Creamed Clover Honey these soft and light cinnamon flavours fill us with warmth from the inside out.
We choose Ceylon Cinnamon for it's amazing health benefits! Adding Ceylon Cinnamon into your meals can help
- Fight diabetes and manage sugar levels
- Protect your heart
- Reduce cancer risks
- Fight infections and viruses
- Protect dental health
- Lowers blood pressure
Did you know there are more than one kind of cinnamon? Visit our FAQ Page to learn more about the difference between Cassia Cinnamon (what you usually buy at the store) and Ceylon Cinnamon (the healthy, True Cinnamon):
Try the taste of Christmas in our Cinnamon Honey.
Lippy Balms are one of our favourite body products! It's nourishing and moisturizing properties are all natural and smell fantastic! As we get ready for mistletoes and New Years kisses, who wouldn't want a little extra moisturizing?
We have a variety of scents, each scented with all natural essential oils and fragrances! Watch this video to see the work that goes on behind the scenes to make these magical creations!
Lippy Balms are perfect stocking stuffers :)
If you'd like to win your own set of 12 Lippy Balms, comment with your favourite lip balm fragrance that you would like us to make!!
Stock up now on stocking stuffers.
This winter season, take some time to pay attention to your self-care needs. We tend to get so wrapped up in making sure our work is complete for the end of the year, the house is clean, meals are planned, gifts are bought and wrapped that we forget to just take a step back and breathe.
You might find it useful to just take a step back from all the hustle and bustle every day:
1. Make sure to exercise - by being stronger and more active you will feel like you can handle more of the stressors in your life and you will also feel happier.
2. Try to get some more real nutrition into your diet - whether that means substituting one favourite snack with a vegetable or adding a healthy green smoothie daily. Once your body has more nutrients you will have less cravings, more energy and a happier outlook on life
3. Do not overspend. I know, it's Christmas time and we love to buy for other people. However, how great would it feel to not go into debt over the holidays? Allow yourself this peace of mind.
4. Take 10 to 15 minutes out of your day to sit quietly, clear your mind and just recharge your energy. Center yourself and connect with your inner peace.
These are a few things that I love to do when things get really busy. It keeps me grounded and keeps my heart at peace :)
We have created a beautiful Self-Care Tips Guide for you to download for FREE. I hope it come in handy this Holiday Season.
A lucky winner will receive a Self-Care Bundle to help you relax into your Holiday Season. The Self-Care Bundle include:
Small Honey Gift Pack - with 2 honeys
All Natural Body Butter
Beeswax and Honey Soap
Votive candles 8-pack
1 Bubble Truffle
Treat yourself and all those you love to a Self-Care Bundle this holiday season. Take a relaxing hot bath with one of our Bubble Truffles, light some Forever Bee with candles, sip a tea with our Forever Bee honey and stay moisturized with our luxurious body butter and lippy balms.
Give the gift of Self-Care this Holiday Season.
Apple Pie Honey
Nothing says Christmas quite like the warm spicy flavours and fragrances of Apple Pie with its delicious flavours of Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Fenugreek and Lemon Peel.
Apple Pie Honey is very quickly becoming a favourite here at Forever Bee. It has a beautiful warming taste and reminds me of reading a book by the fire, family get-togethers and delicious home cooked meals :)
Not only is our Apple Pie honey delicious but it is also made with organic herbs and spices that add to your health and well-being. It makes for warm and fuzzy gifts and also creates delicious treats. Try it in:
Your morning tea and/or coffee
Add it to your oatmeal, toast or yoghurt
On your muffins, French toast, waffles
Or try it with our delicious recipes: https://foreverbee.ca/blogs/apple-pie-honey-recipes
Not only is it delicious, but with all the herbs and spices, it is also healthy:
1. Promotes healthy skin
2. Helps to balance blood-sugar levels
3. Helps to manage heartburn naturally
4. Relieves pain and cramping during monthly cycle
5. Combats depression while also helping with brain fog
6. Gets rid of muscle and joint pain
We would love to give away a 250 ml jar of Apple Pie honey to a lucky winner today. Comment below with one of the most fun winter holiday experiences/Christmas experiences you have ever had?
Flavour your Christmas with Apple Pie Honey.
Crafty Christmas Luminaries Video & Handbook Download
Did You Know....
Beeswax is edible, antibacterial, completely natural and one of the most amazing compounds to use as a base craft material? This is why we are focussing on Beeswax today to show you how to make fun and useful crafts. What better way to spend an afternoon together :)
In this video I created luminaries using beeswax. I melted the beeswax down, poured water in a balloon and dunked the balloon into the melted beeswax about 15 times. Make sure to not dunk the balloon into the beeswax past the water mark otherwise your balloon will explode :) I'm speaking of experience :) stick around the market for a video of it!
You can also create many other fun crafts and useful household items with pure beeswax. Some of the most popular items you can make with beeswax are:
- Beeswax Food Wraps
- Rolled Beeswax Candles - try our Candle Making Kits
- Cookie Cutter Candles
- Jar Candles
- Lippy Balms - try our lippy balm kits. They contain everything you need for a fun filled day of making over 50 lippy balms
- Body Butter
- Medical and/or herbal salves
- Chewing Gum
- ....and the list goes on and on.
As a very special gift we have made a Crafty Handbook for all of you who would love to keep busy this Holiday Season by doing some fun crafts with family and friends:
Download your FREE "Get Crafty" Handbook:
We would love to give away 1 lb of pure Beeswax AND one of our very popular Beeswax Food Wrap sets. These sets contain three beeswax food wraps and are perfect to wrap sandwiches, school lunches, fruit, and cheese. It is a perfect alternative to plastic wraps since it helps the environment, it is reusable so it can save you money and the patterns are absolutely adorable:
ENTER TO WIN:
What beeswax craft would you love to learn to make
Who you would love to craft with - and what would be the next craft you would like to do together?
Stock up on your crafting supplies.
DID YOU KNOW???
These cute DIY gifts are made from a disassembled Large Gift Pack. You can paint these with your family, then gift to your loved ones. Once you have eaten the honey, you can use the decorated lids as a Christmas tree decoration - just attach a string to the lid!
These individual gift jars are perfect for stocking stuffers, or give the complete gift package as an ideal teacher gift, hostess gift, or for those honey-lovers in your life :)
We have two different size gift packs, a 7 jar or a 2 jar pack. They come with a selection of your favourite Forever Bee Honeys. Creamed Clover, Cinnamon, Chocolate, Ginger, Lavender, Maple, Licorice, Sweet & Spicy, Apple Pie or Raspberry!
We have put together a FREE Recipe Booklet with a recipe for each flavour of honey in our Large Gift Packs. Every order of a Large Gift Pack will receive one of these Free Recipe Booklets.
A lucky winner will receive a Large Honey Gift Pack. In order to win, you have to play along :)
Copy the text below and enter your answers beside each line :)
Tell us more about yourself:
Real Christmas Tree or Fake Christmas Tree:
Cold Snowy or Sunny Beach for Christmas:
Gifts or Experiences:
Ham or Turkey:
Quiet Christmas or Busy Christmas:
Shop now for your Large Gift Pack and Free Recipe Booklet.
Herbology Sampler - Eucalyptus Chest Rub
I don't know if you all knew this about me, but I absolutely love working with herbs, plants and food. I loving watching them grow, smelling them, learning about them and learning how they can benefit my life :)
Herbology is one of my passions and during the winter season is when I get to work with the herbs and all my concoctions most :) One of my favourite recipes during the winter months is: Eucalyptus Chest Rub. I love using this instead of the store bought mentholated products because it is all natural and I what each ingredient is :)
The Eucalyptus Chest Rub is perfect for when you are stuffed up, have a cough or cold or just want to feel that warm, tingly feeling on your skin. The recipe calls for Eucalyptus essential oil which can easily be purchased from you local health food store, Forever Bee beeswax, fresh/dried Ginger and Licorice Root.
Today we are giving away a Herbology Sampler package of Licorice Root and the Eucalyptus Chest Rub recipe for making your own Eucalyptus Chest Rub. In your Herbology Sampler you will also find a DIY tea bag. Feel free to make some Licorice Root tea while you are waiting for your Chest Rub to boil on the stove :)
ENTER TO WIN:
1. Like this post
2. Tag a friend who loves gardening, herbology, making crafty things at home
3. What herbal remedies or products would you love to learn to make, or would you like to see us talk about in the future?
Every purchase over $75 from now to Sunday at midnight will also receive a FREE Herbology Sampler to try out. How fun is that.
Fill up your stocking now to get your FREE Herbology Sampler.
Gifts With Purchase Reminder
Beeswax makes an excellent candle wax, with so many advantages over conventional wax!
Beeswax candles are completely safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. They also don’t drip or smoke.
Incredibly, they emit negative ions – these purify the air, invigorating the body AND they emit light at the same spectrum as the sun – a true gift from nature!
Did you know that you can easily make your own beeswax candles? Simply melt your beeswax in a double boiler, pour the melted wax into a jar, and add your wick. Then you can decorate the jar and give it as a gift or burn it in your home :).
Beeswax Candles create a beautiful ambiance for Holiday Season and it is a gift that everyone will love.
We would love to give away a 16-pack of tealight candles to a lucky winner and an 8-pack of votive candles to a friend of the winner :) If you would like to win, share some of your Christmas decorations with us. Extra entries for photos. We would love to see all your gifts, Christmas meal prepping, baked goodies, house decorations and everything Christmas :)
Purchase your Beeswax Candles here.
WE LOVE BEESWAX CANDLES! Sometimes they can be a little moody and difficult to deal with though. I decided to create this little video to show how you can get the most out of your Beeswax Candle.
Beeswax candles are by far my most favourite candle to burn. Here are some of the amazing benefits of Beeswax Candles:
- Beeswax Candles have the brightest, purest light very similar to sunlight. When used as a light source it can minimize headaches and eye strain.
- All natural with no harmful by-products and no toxicity
- Beeswax Candles produce negative ions which cleanses the air of dust, odours, pollutants and eases breathing of those suffering from asthma symptoms and allergies.
- Because of the soft glow, natural light, and very mild natural scent Beeswax candles are relaxing and stress-relieving.
- Beeswax Candles do not drip and they are also smokeless which means less clean-up and your candles will last much longer.
We would love to give away a pure beeswax Small Pillar Candle to a lucky winner today.
Comment with your favourite Christmas song - put a link to it so we can all listen to it
Tag a friend who comes to mind when you play your Christmas songs :) Let them you're thinking of them :)
Start filling your shopping cart with Holiday Cheer.
Thank you so much for joining us at our Winter Wonderland Online Market! We hope you had a fantastic time 😊
At Forever Bee, we are so grateful to have the opportunity to grow our dream business with our family and team. We absolutely love you, our bee-autiful customers! We love creating products that are healthy and nourishing for your body and soul. We also love sharing ideas that help you and your family/friends spend quality time together.
We really enjoy hearing from you, please send us an email for a special Honey Money Bonus!
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