Monday, June 6, 2011

Bee Free Honee Giveaway!


Bee Free Honee!

Happy Monday! I haven't been able to post up a new recipe for a few weeks due to a broken camera but it is back and this week is bringing two new recipes, plus this awesome giveaway!
This is a small company called Bee Free Honee, and it is amazing!!! It tastes so good! It is made from apples and lemons and lightly sweetened, but it is 80% apples and the apples used are top quality! The company is still small and growing, so it isn't sold many places yet, but it is available for purchase on Amazon (and a few stores in a few states). It is delicious drizzled on oats, or on a piece of toast with a little earth balance and cinnamon, or squirted on your finger and eaten right off of it! YUM!  And one of you lucky readers will get to try it out for free!  And trust me, you want to try this one! I am positive you will love it!! 

 image from here

A few facts on bees and why we should choose alternatives to honey...
  • Did you know that scientists are estimating that bees will be extinct  in the US by the year 2035! This is a terrible thought! WHY?? because...
  •  Worldwide there are 90 different food plants that depend almost exclusively on the honey bee
  • Virtually all of our non-grain food is largely dependent on honey bee pollination to a large degree 
And then there is bee cruelty....
  • Bees travel 55,000 miles and visit roughly 2 million flowers to produce just one pound of honey, and although polen is a bees main source of nutrition, its own honey is its only source of food during cold weather months when other alternatives are not available.
  • To prevent Queen bees from leaving their hives, their wings are sometimes cut off
  • large commercial companies sometimes take all of the honey, instead of leaving enough for the bees to get through the winter. The honey is then replaced with a cheap sugar substitute (and most beekeepers remove all of the spring season honey)
Things we can do to help reduce this threat to our honey bees...
  • have nectar plants in your own garden so that the bees have the food that they need
  • Reduce (or try to completely remove) pesticides from being used in your own garden and do not buy things grown with pesticides. Choose those products grown without!
  • Choose not to buy honey or products containing honey. Instead, enjoy other sweeteners like agave nectar, brown rice syrup, pure maple syrup, and many others including Bee Free Honee!


  
And now on to the giveaway!
Win a FULL SIZED bottle of Bee Free Honee simply by....
  •  Leaving a comment below
  • tweet about the giveaway
  • and for any extra entries you can follow my blog, facebook page, and twitter page. 
  • make sure that you leave a seperate comment for each different entry above for more chances to win!
The winner will be chosen at random Friday morning, June 10th! GOOD LUCK! 
Also, stay tuned for two new recipes this week!!!

58 comments:

  1. soooo excited about this! i didn't know such a thing existed and my husband just said this morning that he misses honey! thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Its scary that cute little bees may be extinct by 2035 :-(

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  3. This stuff looks AWESOME!! I just read something about agave nectar not being as good for your body as I once thought so this would be a GREAT alternative!!

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  5. Where do they sell this bee free honey?

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  6. I can't wait to try this stuff!! This would go hella good on the pancakes that I make and sounds super healthy to boot :-)

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  7. Mmm, bee free honey and earth balance on toast. Now there's some comfort food.

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  8. I'd love to try this honee. It's always nice to hear about agave and maple syrup alternatives (even though I love both!)

    Thanks :-)

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  9. I am so glad you were able to get your camera fixed. I really want to try this yummy bee free honey. It sounds really good.

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  10. I used to love honey, so I'm very curious about how this Bee Free Honee tastes. Thanks for sharing your review and having this very cool giveaway! :)

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  11. By the way, I'm already a blog follower...

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  12. ...And a Twitter follower...

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  13. Tweeted about the giveaway! :) http://twitter.com/#!/breadwobutter/status/77834940376563713

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  14. I'm so curious to try this 'honey flavor' -I love apples and lemon so I know for sure that I will love this product. I hope I'll win!

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  15. I did not know about the Queen Bees getting their wings clipped! SO sad :( I would LOVE to try Bee Free Honey! Never even knew it existed!

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  16. I'd love to win and I'm going to follow your tweets too!

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  17. Thanks for all the wonderful info about bees and their honey. Would love to try some of this Honee. Thanks!

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  18. Very interested in how this would taste :) Hope I win!

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  19. I'm very interested in trying this!

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  20. And I liked you on facebook....

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  21. I've heard of this stuff...it looks great!

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  22. been following your blog for a while...

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  23. I would love to try bee free honee! It sounds delicious:)

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  24. I also already follow your blog!

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  25. and like you on facebook!! :)

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  26. This stuff looks amazing! I had never heard of it before this post. The thought of bees going extinct simultaneously makes me sad and petrifies me.

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  27. And am on my way to like you on facebook! Bee Free Yummy!

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  28. This looks delicious and with so many possibilities! I've never heard of it before, but will keep my eyes open for it! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  29. yummm honee! perfect for tea!

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  30. The fact that they might be extinct as soon as 2035 is terrifying. Apocalypse, yes?

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  31. And I like you on facebook. Hah I feel like I'm spamming your comments section with all these comments. It's okay, though, because it's for the bees :D

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  32. Wow! I've never heard of this product. Would love to try it!

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  33. It is so sad bees will be extinct! Their honey is very helpful, and a very natural way to prevent seasonal allergies! There must be a way to preserve it; I am thinking buy local! And make sure the farmers are responsible.

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  34. I would love to try this stuff! Hope to win!

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  35. I follow you on twitter (and I would like you on FB but I'm no longer on there)!

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  36. Thank you for posting this information about bees..

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  37. Add to that- our dependence on monoculture (planting large areas of
    the same crop)contributes greatly to reduced bee population. Did you
    know that we had to bring in bees from Australia? That's what brought
    Colony Collapse Disorder... anyway- you can help reduce this threat by
    saying NO to GMO's and therefore NO to Monsanto. Buying organic,
    espeically soy and corn, is about much more than your health :) Sorry for ranting- the bees are a passion of mine too! Excited to try this!

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  38. Bee-Free Honee!? I have got to get me some of these!

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  39. Oh, I'm dying to try this- It sounds incredible, and I would love to play around with it in about hundred different recipes. Thanks for the giveaway, hope I get lucky! ;)

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  40. Would love to try this! I love agave nectar, but hubby does not, looking for something with a less pronounced flavor than maple syrup

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