This past weekend I ventured out in the wintry weather to Red Bee in Weston, CT in the cold with my fellow CT Blogger Babes of CT Blogger Collective to experience a variety of natural and locally sourced honey. I have been hearing the “buzz” about Red Bee for quite some time. I was excited to visit once the opportunity came my way.
About Red Bee
Carla Marina Marchese is the designer and beekeeper behind the iconic brand Red Bee Honey, and the author of Honeybee: Lessons from An Accidental Beekeeper and the co-author with Kim Flottum (editor of Bee Culture Magazine) of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey. She is a Member of the Italian Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey and founder of The American Honey Tasting Society.
Red Bee Honey as a unique flavor depending on the types of flowers the bees visited. We were pleased to try Blueberry, Buckwheat, Creamy Clover and Orange. All were very distinct and special. Marina provided us with cups of ricotta and yogurt to mix the different honey with as well as cacao bits, oranges, bee pollen and pomegranate. My favorite was the Creamy Clover and Buckwheat which was darker than the others and had a bold flavor.
In addition to the tasting we were able to try a large array of naturally made beauty products named Rosape Skin Care. Products such as lip balm, foot cream, facial cream and even a natural bug spray! I know from experience is hard to find a good bug spray that can be natural and be effective. All the products were handmade using fresh plant-based ingredients with no animal products, Parabens or alcohol. Very impressive!
If you are interested in coming to visit Red Bee, Marina has a variety of tastings and workshops available here.:http://www.redbee.com/events. She also does private events! If you are interested in visiting the shop, it is by appointment only. The shop has a large variety of soaps, beauty products, small gifts and of course HONEY!
To contact Marina or visit, please go to http://www.redbee.com/contact.
For more things from Marina on honey and recipes click here