Crafty Christmas Online Market - November 20, 2121

Crafty Christmas Online Market - November 20, 2121
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At our Annual Craft Christmas Online Market we will also have more bee videos to share with you (while Matt answers your questions LIVE), we will show you behind-the-scenes in our workshop, some super fun Christmas Crafts and gift ideas and of course our HUGE giveaways and exclusive promotions.

We will be visiting with you again live on Saturday Nov 20, 2021 from 12pm to 3pm to show you all the crafts we have been working on and that you can make with beeswax and honey. It will be such fun. Invite your kids, grandkids, family, friends, everyone to join in.

Bookmark this page, or RSVP to our Facebook Event here.

Pre-Market Giveaway

Annoucing Online Markets is one of our most favourite things to do!!! This month's market is our Annual Crafty Christmas Online Market. You might know by now, we LOVE Giveaways with our markets.

Check back daily on the Forever Bee Hive this week - we will have loads of pre-market giveaways and we are also hosting a LIVE chat evening with Annanie and Kira on Zoom :)

GIVEAWAY!!!
Visit us at our Community HIVE to enter our Giveaway!!! I know you will love it.

Visit us to enter for your chance to win a $65 value Surprise Bag....

Have questions?

Chat with us online
Call/Text: 403-915-0454
Email: sales@foreverbee.ca

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 sales@foreverbee.ca 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.*

Check out our favourite items from this market here.

Meet Our Team

This is one of my all-time favourite workshop and team member videos :) It makes me smile everytime. Sinead is not with us anymore, but we still miss you Sinead :)

Our amazing, hard-working team includes:

Connor - Our busy-bee helper in the workshop (he is also our son). He helps to write everyone their thank-you cards, loads all the big boxes, makes candle wicks and everything else that needs doing on a daily basis

Lanice - They are our workshop supervisor, musician and super jokester :) They make sure that all orders go out at the right time, all products are up to par, everything is in good order and everything works like clockwork. The workshop would not function without right without them :)

Heather - You must all know Heather :) She is the wonderful lady that has a smile and a friendly word for everyone at the markets. No matter which market you usually find us at, chances are you have met her :) Rain or shine Heather is always at the markets with a smile, ready to help.

Aunty Kathy - All these beautiful images that you see on our products, it is all thanks to Aunt Kathy. She looks right into my heart, takes the feeling I want to portray and creates the perfect image. Thank you for all you do Aunt Kathy :)

Kira - She is my person. Kira manages our business operations, talks to everyone all day long, makes sure all our amazing customers are happy all the time and also makes sure you can find us online and at the markets.

Matt and Annanie - We are the owners of Forever Bee and we love to visit with all our customers, we love to work with our bees and we do all the other things behind-the-scenes. Matt takes care of all our labels, IT, equipment, etc. and I take care of Social Media, content for the website and social media, all the permits and licenses, etc. Our favourite part is visiting with YOU, our customers. :)

Now that you know our whole team, please let us know who you are and tell us what you do, and what you love to do :)

Grand Prize

Mmmm.......what could be in the Grand Prize this month?

The Grand Prize Giveaway is one of my favourite giveaways. We include a product of everything we talk about in the market which makes for a HUGE giveaway. This month's giveaway is valued at over $150.

We have some delicious goodies lined up during this market - we are brining back some of your all-time favourites:

Raw Creamed Honey 500g
1 oz Beeswax (10-pack) with wick
Craft Guide Printout
Warm Spice Soap
Warm Spice Bath Bomb
Honey & Beeswax Shampoo
Oak Barrel Lippy Balm
Maple Honey 250ml
50-pack Honeystix with craft kit
Small Honeycomb (approx 1/2 lb)
Raspberry Honey Vinegar
+ A FEW SURPRISES!

ENTER TO WIN:
1. Invite your friends to join in this giveaway and let them know what you love most about Forever Bee
2. Share this post on your page and we will give you a bonus entry
3. Tag a friend who you think would love to win this prize :)
4. Let us know your favourite Forever Bee product. A bonus entry for pictures or videos

Creamed Clover Honey

One of the most sought-after honeys we have is Raw, Creamed Clover Honey. This honey is NEVER heated and is not filtered so that it preserves all the nutritional benefits of the raw honey :)

Another benefit of creamed Clover Honey is that it will always stay soft. It does not get sugary and will not go hard. This is great news because it means that your honey will stay perfectly useable to the last bite :)

Last year, Cat, our youngest daughter decided to make the most delicious and cutest craft with our creamed Clover Honey. She made Honey Salted Raspberry Candies. Once you make these delicious treats, you can use your honey jar, put the candies in them and tie a ribbon around. You now have the perfect, heart-felt gift :)

Visit our website to try out the recipe:
https://foreverbee.ca/blogs/clover-honey-recipes/honey-salted-raspberry-candies

GIVEAWAY
We are giving away a 500g jar of Raw, Unfiltered Creamed Clover Honey to a lucky winner.

ENTER TO WIN
1. Like this post
2. Show us how you use your Clover Honey - additional entries to win for pictures and videos. Take a pic of where your honey is right now, or how you use it in your home :)
3. Invite a friend to play along

Forever Bee In The Winter

DID YOU KNOW.....

In the winter we do not hibernate :) Many folks ask us if we take time off in the winter, or what we do during the winter. Well, we are definitely very busy....

During the winter months, after our Christmas Market Season, we usually get ready for the next beekeeping season. We start preparing for the new beekeeping season in mid-January and on April 01 we are usually boots-on-the-ground, ready to go.

Our winter chores start with making plans for how many hives we will be operating that year. We have to purchase all the wood pieces in order to build all the hives, assemble all the hives (which takes us about 6 weeks) and then paint all the hives as well :) As you can see in the video, the grandkids love to help with the painting :)

Of course we also have to make sure our hives are taken care of during the winter. If there is a big snowstorm, we go out to the hives and shovel the snow away from them so they do not get too cold, and so that the bees can find their way out.

Fill up your cart with some of the delicious honey we make.

Gifts With Purchase

We would love to facilitate you spending more time with family and friends making heart-felt, home-made crafts and gifts! 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.

GIVEAWAY!
Enter for a chance to win a Surprise Bag ($65 value) AND for an extra entry into our Grand Prize giveaway!!
1. Make sure to set up an account on our website: www.foreverbee.ca - This will allow you to start receive Honey Money Rewards Points.
2. Tag a friend who would love to win a Surprise Bag filled with goodies
3. Start a wishlist from our Forever Bee account and add all the goodies you would love to try. You might get lucky and win a surprise from your wishlist :)

Check below for each of the spending tiers that are available!

Order value between $50 - $75 ($8 Value)
Lippy Balm
A Honeystix Ornament Craft
2 Tealight Beeswax Candles

Order value between $76 - $125 ($14 Value)
Herbology Sampler
2 Tealight Beeswax Candles
125g Flavoured Honey

Order value between $126 - $175 ($25 Value)
Herbology Sampler
An item from your wishlist (max value $20)

Order value between $176 - $250 ($35 Value)
Herbology Sampler
A couple of items from your wishlist (max value $30)

Order value over $251+ ($65 Value)
Surprise Gift Bag (Inspired by products from your wishlist!)

Start filling your wishlist right away!

Upcycled Jar Candle Holders

People always ask us what we do with all our used honey jars, because of course, we eat a lot of delicious honey!

The wonderful thing is that there are so many uses for them. One of our favourites is to get crafty with the family, creating beautiful candle holders.

You can decorate your candle holders with stickers, or even paint over the stickers and remove them once the paint is dry. We like to use glow-in-the-dark paint to make these even more fun!

GIVEAWAY!!!
We would love to give away a 16-pack of Tealight Beeswax Candles to a lucky winner

ENTER TO WIN:
1. Like this post
2. Comment with your favourite way to decorate for Christmas - tree decorating, nik naks throughout the house, outdoor deco?? And you will get an extra entry for sharing your Christmas decorating pictures :)

Large Gift Packs & Paint

Are you looking for something sweet & special to share with friends, without breaking the bank?

To create a gift that will be treasured, order a Large Honey Gift Pack and pull it apart so you can create seven special gifts. Simply tie a festive ribbon to each jar and add the corresponding recipe to your gift. Add a little glitter and paint to the lid for an extra special handmade touch.

GIVEAWAY!!!
We are so excited to give away a Large Honey Gift Pack to one lucky winner.
Let us know in the comments, chat or by email which fun Christmas recipes you might want to try using our Flavoured Honey!

Get your Large Honey Gift Pack!

Raspberry Honey

Yeah!!!! It is back......

I am so happy to be announcing that our Raspberry Honey is back again to make your Christmas a little brighter and sweeter :) Our Raspberry honey is absolutely one of the most delicious fruity honeys we have ever made.

This sweet and fruity honey is so versatile, it’s like a ray of sunshine on your spoon – perfect for bringing a bit of summer cheer to a long winter’s day!

Why not get busy in the kitchen and make this delicious Raspberry Honey Butter to use on waffles, pancakes, French toast or your oatmeal?
See our Recipe Blog for many more delicious recipes here.

GIVEAWAY!
We’re giving you all a chance to win a 250ml jar of Raspberry Honey. Let us know what you love most about this time of year!

Holiday Candles are Back!

I am soooo SUPER EXCITED to announce that our Christmas Candle collection is now available again.

Snowmen Candles
Angel Candles
Santa Candles

These make the most beautiful gifts for teachers, friends, co-workers and family. You can also place them throughout your home to bring alive the Christmas Season.

Because they are pure beeswax, they give off a beautiful natural, soft light, they clean the air while they burn and they give off a subtle, sweet honey fragrance.

GIVEAWAY
We would love to give away a set of our Christmas Candles to a lucky winner. This set will include 1 each of our Santa, Snowman and Angel Candles.

ENTER TO WIN
1. Like this post
2. Follow us on Facebook
3. Share this post to your FB page

Let us know if you have any questions or feeback about our Christmas Candles. Also remember to add these to your Wish list on our website. You might get lucky and win one :)

Beeswax Dipped Pinecones

One of my favourite Christmas crafts to make at home are these Dipped Pinecones. I use pinecones from Michaels that have been soaked in Cinnamon and Cloves........they smell absolutely wonderful.

Ones the pinecones are dipped in the Beeswax you can let them dry for a few minutes and use them to decorate your Christmas wreaths, add them to gifts to make them smell pretty, place them throughout your home to help make your whole home smell like Christmas or use them as firestarters in your wood fireplace (or during camping season). The possibilities are endless and you will have sooooo much fun doing it.

GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive a 10-pack of our 1 oz Beeswax Blocks as well as a 3-pack of undipped pinecones. You can now make your very own Beeswax Dipped Pinecones :)

ENTER TO WIN:
Comment with crafts you love to make during the Christmas season (baking is also considered a craft)

Our Favourite Bundles

Just in time for winter we decided to put together all our warming, spicy and delicious-smelling products into perfect gift bundles for the Christmas Season.

Our bundles are perfect to give as teacher gifts, Christmas gifts or as a special treat to use when you need some self-care. We will also be happy to deliver your gift bundles to friends and family.

Here are some of our favourite bundles right now:

Warm Spice Bundle:
Apple Pie Honey 250ml
Beeswax & Honey Shampoo
Beeswax Ball Candle
Warm Spice Beeswax & Honey Soap
Warm Spice Bath Bomb
Oak Barrel Spice Lippy Balm

Self-Care Bundle:
Small Honey Gift Pack - with 2 honeys
All Natural Body Butter
Beeswax and Honey Soap
Lippy Balm
Votive candles 8-pack
1 Bubble Truffle

Cinnamon Treasures Bundle:
Cinnamon Honey 250ml
Cinnamon Honeystix 10 Pack
Warm Spice Beeswax & Honey Soap
Oak Barrel Spice Lippy Balm

GIVEAWAY
We would love to give a Cinnamon Treasures Bundle: to a lucky winner.

ENTER TO WIN:
Comment with the most unique gift you have ever given someone :)

DIY Lippy Balm Kits

Nothing says crafts quite like making your own body products....particularly lip balms. Spending a fun afternoon with the kids, creating all the fragrances and colours and packaging them up as gifts for Christmas. WOW, just so much fun.

Did you know that you can make your very own Lippy Balms with Forever Bee DIY Lippy Balm Kits. These kits include Beeswax, Shea Butter, Apricot oil and fun colours and fragrances.

Our DIY Lippy Balm Kits contain everything you need in order to make more than 50 lippy balms. You can mix the colours and fragrances or make natural. You can also layer all the colours and fragrances to make rainbow lippy balms.

If you do not want to make your own, we have got you covered. We have a wide variety of fun summer fragrances already made. You can get them in bulk packages (one for each pocket and in each bag) or you can get them individually. Our winter fragrances include: Oak Barrel Spice, Natural, Eucalyptus, Spearmint, Orange, and Rainbow.

GIVEAWAY
We are giving away Lippy Balm Kit to a lucky winner today. Hopefully you get to make lots of happy Christmas memories with this kit. This kit is valued at $60

ENTER TO WIN
Let us know what new hobby or craft have you taken up this past year or would like to learn in the near future.

Self Care

Herbology Time:

Last month we started on our Herbology journey into Wellness with Elderberry Syrup. This month we are looking at making Tinctures. To be exact: Calendula Tincture.

Calendula is a beautiful, bright yellow flower that smells wonderful and has many health benefits as well.

Making tinctures always makes me feel like I am in a Harry Potter movie. I get to mix a little of that, mix a little of that, wait while everything is brewing together and then I have the perfect Herbal concoction :)

Tinctures are an infusion of different herbs or plant parts in alcohol so that all the beneficial parts can be extracted. You are then left with an infused alcohol solution which you can take for certain benefits :)

I hope you all love the Calendula Tincture Recipe. Earlier this week we also shared a Ginger Tincture Recipe. When you combine these two tinctures it makes for a really good antibiotic to take internally :) And it tastes really good too.

Download the Calendula Tincture Recipe for FREE:

GIVEAWAY:
As a very special giveaway, we are also giving away a printout of the Calendula Tincture Recipe along with a package of Organic Dried Calendula Flowers so that you can easily make your very own Calendula Tincture.

ENTER TO WIN:
We would love to know if you have tried the Elderberry Syrup recipe from last month or the Ginger Tincture Recipe? Do you use herbs or spices medicinally? Honey for sore throats? Oranges for Vitamin C?
Tag a friend who you think would love to spend an afternoon with you while making some Herbal Concoctions

SPECIAL SURPRISE:
We will also be including a very special Calendula Tincture Sampler pack as part of our Gift-with-Purchase promotion. Each Sampler pack includes a printout of the recipe along with a package of Dried Calendula Flowers to make your tincture.

Chocolate Honey

Mmmmmm, drum roll please.....

What better way to celebrate the Christmas Holidays than with one of your all-time favourite honeys......Chocolate Honey.

Yes, it is back and it is absolutely delicious. I have not been able to stop eating it (dipping my strawberries into it) this entire week.

Our Chocolate honey is made with raw, organic, 100% Cacao from Equador. It tastes wonderful when added to your coffee (the best Mocha ever), or spread on your toast with some peanut butter, or with bananas and strawberries dipped into it.

If you have a dairy allergy, no problem, this chocolate honey has no dairy added. You can actually add it to you warm Almond milk or Coconut milk to make a delicious hot chocolate. This is the perfect gift for the holidays and also to have around the house to celebrate the Christmas Season.

Try some of our unique Chocolate Honey Bars recipe as a special treat for the Christmas Season. Add some Peppermint or Orange essential oils for flavour.

GIVEAWAY!
We would love to spoil someone by giving away a 250 ml of Chocolate Honey.

ENTER TO WIN:
How do you imagine using your chocolate honey this Christmas Season?
3. Tag a friend who you think would love to give the Chocolate Honey a try.

Raspberry Honey Vinegar

I have to admit, one of my favourite things to do during the Christmas Holidays is to bake and cook for my family :) I love when we all get to hang around the kitchen, share stories and snack all day long.......and when the kids leave, they can all take loads of goodies with them.

That brings me to our Raspberry Honey Vinegar which is made by Paul from Tippa's Distillery right here in Okotoks. Paul uses our honey to make his vinegars and he has come up with the most unique flavours of vinegar I have ever seen......and they are delicious.

We have collected a booklet full of Raspberry Honey Vinegar Recipes and these are top notch. I am sure the family is going to love it this Christmas Season.

Feel free to download this free booklet with some of our favourite Raspberry Vinegar and Honey Recipes:
https://foreverbee.ca/pages/downloads

Load up on all of our Honey Vinegars here.

Behind The Scenes at Forever Bee

We love to show you what we do behind-the-scenes and since we have so many new folks joining us at our Online Markets all the time, we thought it would be a perfect time to show you our workshop :)

When we first started Forever Bee we did everything from our house. Our kitchen was for making flavoured honey, the garage was for storing and building beehives and equipment, the dining room was for cutting honeycomb and bottling and the basement was for making wax and lippy balms :)

I guess sometimes crafting and hobbies can take over your life and get a little too overbearing :) That was a pretty good sign that it was time to get a workshop to do our crafting in.

Wow, we have come a long way. Now we have this amazing workspace and we absolutely LOVE it!!! Thank you all for making it possible and sharing this journey with us.

GIVEAWAY!!!!
We would love to give away a 250ml jar Flavoured Honey of your choice. Let us know which part of this video you loved the most, questions about our workshop or about how we make the products.

Forever Bee Maple Honey

Our Maple Honey is the perfect substitute for sugar! It’s a healthier choice because there’s so much goodness and nutrition within each spoonful.

It combines all the health benefits of raw, unfiltered honey (think antioxidant-boosting, anti-inflammatory power) with all the benefits of genuine maple syrup. With this, you’ll get another antioxidant boost, care for your digestive system and nourish your body with loads of vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s lower on the Glycemic Index than sugar.

A fun and tasty afternoon activity with the kids is to find an area of clean snow on the ground, pour a think strip of Maple Honey over the snow and starting from one point, roll the Maple Honey onto the stick. It is a delicious and healthy treat :) ......... and the kids will love it.

GIVEAWAY!!!!
We would love to give away a 250 ml jar of Maple Honey to a lucky winner.

ENTER TO WIN:
Tell us what your favourite Winter/Christmas candies or treats.

Honeystix Advent Calendar

Okay folks, let’s get crafty!

Today we have a sweet suggestion on how you can create a delicious advent calendar using… Honeystix!!!

To make your DIY Honeystix Ornament Advent Calendar, use Honeystix to make reindeers, Santa's, snowmen, the Grinch and more. Add pipe cleaners, pom poms or cutouts from old Christmas cards. Gather the family every day to eat a decoration. YUM! Make a few with more Stix so there's some to share on a day you have company over!

GIVEAWAY!!!
For your chance to win a Variety Pack of 50 Honeystix (A $25 Value!), suggest a fun way to get crafty with gifts using Honeystix this year and share this post on your page so others can try these fun crafts too :)

Grand Prize Reveal

NEW ITEMS REVEALED.......

We have now revealed all the new products for our GRAND PRIZE DRAW. We hope you love it as much as we do. Make sure to interact with us lots. Share, tag, comment, like. All your engagements gets you extra entries into this draw :)

We love spoiling you and this is one way we can do that. Thank you for supporting us and playing along in our Online Grand-Prize Giveaway.

Our GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY Includes:

Raw Creamed Honey 500g
1 oz Beeswax (10-pack) with wick
Craft Guide Printout
Warm Spice Soap
Warm Spice Bath Bomb
Honey & Beeswax Shampoo
Oak Barrel Lippy Balm
Maple Honey 250ml
50-pack Honeystix with craft kit
Small Honeycomb (approx 1/2 lb)
Raspberry Honey Vinegar
Herbology Sampler
Honey Gift Pack 2-pack - Chocolate and Raspberry
Santa Candles

Valued over $160

GIVEAWAY!
To enter to win this Grand Prize giveaway:
1. Invite your friends to join in this giveaway on Facebook and let them know what you love most about Forever Bee
2. Share this post on your page and we will give you a bonus entry
3. Visit our website, create and account (if you don't have one yet), use the chat feature on our website to let Kira know you are now an active member of our Forever Bee Community :)
4. Come back to this post and comment "Done"

Gifts With Purchase Reminder

Remember that our Gift-with-Purchase promotion is a perfect way to try some free gifts with every purchase. This promotion will run until midnight tomorrow night :) Load up now!!!

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.

GIVEAWAY!
Enter for a chance to win a Surprise Bag ($65 value) AND for an extra entry into our Grand Prize giveaway!!
1. Make sure to set up an account on our website: www.foreverbee.ca - This will allow you to start receive Honey Money Rewards Points.
2. Tag a friend who would love to win a Surprise Bag filled with goodies
3. Start a wishlist from our Forever Bee account and add all the goodies you would love to try. You might get lucky and win a surprise from your wishlist :)

Check below for each of the spending tiers that are available!

Order value between $50 - $75 ($8 Value)
Lippy Balm
A Honeystix Ornament Craft
2 Tealight Beeswax Candles

Order value between $76 - $125 ($14 Value)
Herbology Sampler
2 Tealight Beeswax Candles
125g Flavoured Honey

Order value between $126 - $175 ($25 Value)
Herbology Sampler
An item from your wishlist (max value $20)

Order value between $176 - $250 ($35 Value)
Herbology Sampler
A couple of items from your wishlist (max value $30)

Order value over $251+ ($65 Value)
Surprise Gift Bag (Inspired by products from your wishlist!)

Thank you

Thank you so much for joining us at our Mother's Day 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 feel empowered and connected to your source.

We really enjoy hearing from you, please send us an email for a special Honey Money Bonus!

Here's how:
200 bonus points simply for attending - Comment Below using your your account email address (make an account first if you don't have one.)

- What was your favourite part of the event?


PLUS
Receive 300 extra bonus points for answers these questions in your post or emaling them to sales@foreverbee.ca.
- What was at least one portion of the event that you would change and why? - And any other notes you wish to share! 🙂
Upon receipt of your message, we will credit your account with your bonus points so make sure to use your account email or provide it to us when you send your message!

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Text or call Kira at 403-915-0454
Email us: sales@foreverbee.ca

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