Our First Market - March 28, 2020

Our First Market - March 28, 2020
Welcome!

Welcome, everyone! We're so excited to have you spend some of your afternoon with us and we can't wait to show you more about what Forever Bee does and how we work behind the scenes! Make sure to chat with us with your thoughts and questions throughout the afternoon, we have some fun giveaways (unfortunately, only residents of Canada will be eligible for our giveaways today) planned for those of you who are here (and it’s not too late to invite your friends to join us)!  :)

Grand Prize:
Announcing our grand prize, an amazing Forever Bee product bundle valued at $100!

To enter to win, make sure to comment with your thoughts and questions throughout the event. One lucky winner will have this sent to their home next week!

*only open to residents of Canada, no purchase necessary*

Meet our team!
Our owners and founders, Matt and Annanie. Most of you will recognize one or both of us for being the face of the honey you love for the past 8 years! Whether it’s beekeeping, meeting you all at various markets, keeping up with production, or delivering to your doorstep, we’ve been there with you.

Our business manager, Kira. She’s been keeping us on track toward our goals for the last couple of years and we wouldn’t be where we are without her! Momma of one and soon-to-be momma of two, she keeps extra busy taking your orders, answering your questions, and representing us at markets while also managing things “behind the scenes.”

Heather is our sales representative for the Calgary area! You may have seen her beautiful face at markets over the last bit and will again in the future! While we’re on in-person market hiatus, she’s making sure those of you in Calgary are getting your weekly deliveries and has just started helping out in the warehouse!

Joelynn is a momma of three in Lethbridge and has the incredibly important job of sales representative for Southern Alberta. She is excited to see you all again when the Lethbridge Farmers’ Market fires back up. She is passionate about helping and serving others which is why she is such an amazing fit for our team. 

Lanice is the newest addition to our forever bee family! They are fun, charismatic and hardworking. Lanice is a self proclaimed “Dad joke” expert and a musician. Their responsibilities as production worker include keeping the warehouse in ship-shape and making products for you!

Cassandra has been a casual helper for us where needed over the past few years. We recently decided to bring her on as a permanent customer service representative to help with some of Kira’s tasks while she’s on maternity leave as well as being our current Southern Alberta delivery driver and self-proclaimed recipe tester!

Gifts with Purchase
From now until tomorrow at midnight (Alberta time), any orders placed will be eligible for various FREE gifts with purchase! To place an order, shop the website or use the chat feature, message our Facebook page, or call/text Kira at 403-915-0454.

Beekeeping
All of our honey is made in Alberta and we do our own beekeeping. We have hives placed between Red Deer and Lethbridge.

When choosing a new hive placement, we have specific criteria the location must meet such as the presence of natural wildflowers (sweet red clover, apple blossoms, lilacs, dandelions, etc.), a natural water source, and wide open space.

We have two harvest seasons, summer and fall. In the summer, we harvest the honey that the bees made from the wildflowers mentioned above and in the fall, we harvest pure clover honey.

In the winter, we wrap our hives with an insulated blanket. Surprisingly, bees do not hibernate in the winter! They are very active and keep their hives at about 30 degrees C. We make sure that they have two access points, one on the bottom of the hive and one at the top for them to use if the bottom becomes covered by snow.

Workshop Tour
This is where the magic happens! We are a small team who makes our products by hand and we are always so proud of what we are able to create for all of you! What's your favourite Forever Bee product?

Creamed Clover Honey
Our creamed clover honey is raw and unpasteurized. We harvest it directly from our hives as a liquid and then put it through a freezing process to cream it (this is your hint to get those bonus rewards points on our website ;)). We choose to freeze the honey because we believe that it is the best way to keep the honey as pure as possible without adding anything to it (starter crystals) or destroying it through any heat created by friction caused by whipping it. Creamed honey will maintain its texture and never crystallize though you can return it to its liquid state if preferred by placing it in a warm water bath.

To shop our creamed clover honey, visit https://foreverbee.ca/collections/frontpage

Flavoured Honey
All of our flavoured honeys are made using raw clover honey and one additional organic ingredient (Lavender from France, Turmeric from India, Cacao from Ecuador, etc.). We currently have seven permanent flavoured honeys (cinnamon, chocolate, ginger, lavender, maple, licorice, and turmeric). Which flavour do you already know and love? Which are you looking most forward to trying?!

To shop our flavoured honey, visit https://foreverbee.ca/collections/flavoured-honey 

Ginger Honey
How cool is Milton?! He makes our job so much easier in the workshop and helps us to keep more of your favourite flavoured honeys in stock at all times!

Our ginger honey is made by mixing our pure, raw honey with pure, organic ginger sourced from Sri Lanka. It is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and is a great addition to your recipes or a cup of tea! We love that our ginger honey (as well as our other flavoured honeys) easily combines the health benefits of high quality honey with the health benefits of high quality ginger! 

To shop our ginger honey, visit https://foreverbee.ca/collections/flavoured-honey/products/ginger-honey-500g
To see any recipes featuring our ginger honey, visit https://foreverbee.ca/pages/ginger-honey

Gift Packs
Can't choose which flavour you want to try or are looking for the perfect gift? You're in luck! We happen to have our seven flavoured honeys available in a gift tower! Remember, we’re giving one of these away with our grand prize, open to all attendees who comment and live in Canada! Who would you give the gift of amazing honey to?!

Shop our gift tower and other amazing gifts here: https://foreverbee.ca/collections/gifts

Honeystix
Who loves HONEYSTIX?! These incredibly convenient treats have been a market staple for us for YEARS and we are so excited to finally be able to make our own with OUR honey! No dyes, no artificial flavourings, just our pure amazing honey!!!

To shop our new honeystix, visit https://foreverbee.ca/collections/flavoured-honey/products/honeystix

 

Bee Pollen
Bee pollen is an incredible natural food and only a teaspoon a day is necessary to reap its many benefits (and that teaspoon contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen that took a busy little bee 8 hours to collect!). We collect it 3 weeks out of the year from our strongest hives. 

Bee pollen is approximately 40% protein and contains nearly every nutrient needed by the human body and cannot be replicated by a laboratory (though they have tried!). Bee pollen is best known for assisting in seasonal allergy symptoms but has a host of health benefits, find the details on our FAQ page: https://foreverbee.ca/apps/help-center

*Note that if you are allergic to bee stings, it is not recommended that you consume bee pollen!*

To shop for bee pollen, visit https://foreverbee.ca/collections/apitherapy

 

Beeswax Products
We truly make use of all of the magic that the bees provide for us! Our beeswax is pure and incredibly versatile. You can use the blocks to make food savers, your own candles or body products, as a sealant for wood cutting boards and so much more!

Or you can shop our pre-made beeswax selections at https://foreverbee.ca/collections/beeswax-candles or our beeswax blocks at https://foreverbee.ca/collections/beeswax.

Body Products
Our body butter and lippy balms are so popular we just had to feature them for you! We use raw ingredients such as shea and cocoa butter alongside our beeswax for these products to create nothing but the best for you! Do you currently use any of our body products? Which ones are your favourites???

Shop Forever Bee body products here: https://foreverbee.ca/collections/body-products

Delivery and Shipping
We are excited to GUARANTEE* delivery of any orders placed this weekend to the following areas:

Tues Mar 31 - Calgary, Nanton, Claresholm, Fort Macleod, Barons, Carmangay, Champion, Vulcan, Coalhurst 

Wed April 1 - Lethbridge, Coaldale, Raymond, Magrath, Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Red Deer, Olds 

Fri April 3 - Calgary, Coaldale, Taber, Medicine Hat

Sat April 4 - Canmore and Banff

Our standard delivery rates apply ($5 or FREE with a $30 order!)

For those of you outside of our delivery areas, we are excited to announce a lower shipping threshold of $50 for Alberta residents until tomorrow night!

*Pending operational changes due to government regulations.

Final Q+A
Thank you all so much for joining us today! We hope that we brought some happy into your homes this weekend and that you can take advantage of some of the extra treats we have for you! :) And now, a final Q+A for any questions you still have!

Thank you and promotion recap
Thank you so much for joining us! We hope you had as much fun as we did.

A quick reminder of the promotions and giveaways:

300 bonus points for attending (answer the question in the rewards section of our website with “Freezing”)

Grand Prize draw for engagement

Gifts with purchase: buy more, get more! For this weekend only!

Product giveaways where mentioned

Lower Alberta shipping threshold for this weekend only!

Free delivery with qualifying purchase for standard delivery areas

And one more promotion to announce now ;):

200 bonus points for providing us with feedback about your experience this afternoon.

Email cassandra@foreverbee.ca with your answers to the following questions: What was your favourite part of the event? 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 email, 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!

For any questions or concerns feel free to message our page, email kira@foreverbee.ca, or call/text Kira at 403-915-0454. To place an order, visit https://foreverbee.ca/ or use any of the points of contact above!

 

 

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