Saturday, March 5, 2016

Gil's Honeybees honey [giveaway]

Despite some 50-degree days recently, it's still fairly cold here, which means I'm still drinking hot tea. And with hot tea I like to add raw honey for some sweetness. Do you like honey?

Gil's Honeybees makes beeswax products, such as candles and skin lotions, from melted honey wax capping. And their honey is always raw, unheated, and unfiltered.

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Their raw honey is also pesticide-free and 100% natural, just as the bees made it. Gil's Honeybees separates each honey variety by the season (thus the variance in colors and richness), and they use natural beekeeping methods.

The bees feed on their own honey throughout the winter, as opposed to having their honey swapped out for sugar replacements like some keepers do. You might not find that as interesting as I do, but it's nice that the food they labored to product isn't just yanked away from them during cold winters. They earned it.

Gil's hives are located in natural areas in the New York Finger Lakes, where the bees have minimal exposure to pollutants and chemicals. I've never been to the Finger Lakes area, but I've heard it's a beautiful place. Ever heard the phrase "Ithaca is gorges?" Not gorgeous, but gorges.

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There are several honey varieties to choose from as of this writing, and there is also limited amounts of creamed honey as well (good for spreading on toast). Gil's usually harvests three times a year for separating honey collected from different flowers, so you've got a few varities to pick from.

Eat local honey and support the bees! Check out a short bee infographic I posted about why they matter.

In the mood for honey now?! Gil's Honeybees is graciously offering a raw honey sampler set (three jars) including basswood, buckwheat, and goldenrod to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

etsy.com/listing/252566771/raw-honey-sampler-four-6-oz-jars-from

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users worldwide. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.


52 comments:

  1. Would love to order the beeswax candles!

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  2. The goldenrod honey sounds delicious; it's one of my favorite flowers.

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  3. I would love to try some of the buckwheat honey!! That sounds wonderful!!

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  4. I'd like to try all the different kinds of honey and see the difference!

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  5. We have a variety of honey also in Southern California but, not of from these pollen producing flowers. That being said I would love to try the honey produced from basswood. Our honey is normally very dark; a lighter one would be extremely interesting. I only buy / consume honey made from REAL natural honey producing methods; let the bees be bees :-D

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    1. Same here - I only go for the real stuff produced naturally. I never even consider grocery store honey.

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  6. I would very much like to taste the raw honey sampler.

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  7. I would love to try the Beeswax skin balm.

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  8. I would love to try the creamed raw honey Basswood flowers :-)

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  9. I would love to try the Goldenrod creamed honey.

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  10. I would love to try the Goldenrod honey.

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  11. Other than their wonderful Honey, I'd love to try Gil's Honeybees Beeswax natural skin balm/cream.

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  12. I would love to try everything! I did notice the Beeswax natural skin balm/cream and it looks wonderful!

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  13. I would love to try everything! I did notice the Beeswax natural skin balm/cream and it looks wonderful!

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  14. I would like to try 2.5 lb jar of basswood honey from the Finger Lakes NY!! Looks terrific!!

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  15. I would love to try the Beeswax skin balm/cream. It sounds really nice.

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  16. I would love to try their Beeswax lip balm. In my experience beeswax is the best kind of lip balm.

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  17. Tha Beeswax skin balm/cream looks so nice, would love to try them..
    thanks for the opportunity.

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  18. I'd really love to try the Honey's, especially the Goldenrod. Thanks so much

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  19. I would like to try the Buckwheat honey.

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  20. Goldenrod Creamed honey would be so great on toasted rasin bread

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  21. I would LOVE to have some of their beeswax candles!

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  22. I'd love to try the lavender Beeswax natural skin balm/cream

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  23. I would love to try their beeswax candles or the honey sampler.

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  24. I would love to try the Beeswax Natural Skin Balm/Cream
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  25. I'd want to try the Beeswax natural skin balm/cream!

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  26. I'd like to try the buckwheat honey.

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  27. I would like to try Basswood Honey. I have never even heard of that. Like some posters above I only use natural and raw honey. I wouldn't touch the grocery store stuff.

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  28. Skin balms and moisturizers I am always look for natural products for my skin.

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  29. I would prefer to try the BASSWOOD. A local had recommended it to me last fall.

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  30. The Creamed Honey looks really good.

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  31. They look soo soo good, i'd like to try them

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  32. I'd like to try their beeswax candles.

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  33. I would like to try the Beeswax natural skin balm/cream!

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  34. I would like to try the honey and the Beeswax owl shaped candle is super cute!

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  35. Diabolical batman, luv to try beeswax candles. . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)

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  36. I would like to try the golden rod honey

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  37. I would like to try this Beeswax natural skin balm/cream. I think it will benifite my skin 'cause it's natural .

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  38. I would like to try the Beeswax lip balm tin. All natural, non toxic, gluten free, GMO free. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I would like to try golden rod honey.

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  40. any of the skin creams, anything with honey in it as an ingredient would work amazing on my skin.

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  41. I would love to try the beeswax balm!

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  42. I would like the Goldenrod creamed honey.


    JOE GERSCH JOEBISSY@mail.com

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  43. I would like to try the buckwheat honey.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  44. I would like to try the skin balm.
    shawnac68@hotmaildotcom

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  45. I would like to try the honey from basswood flowers!

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  46. The Owl beeswax candles are lovely and would look awesome in my living room!

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  47. I want to try the BEESWAX CANDLES

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  48. I would like to try the Beeswax skin balm.

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  49. I would love to try the candles the most

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