I wanted to share a great Kickstarter project that my lovely musician friend Colleen Nixon introduced me to: The East Hill Honey Project, a North Florida family-owned apiary providing pure, raw, unprocessed honey through sustainable methods. Because I don’t process sugars well, our go to sweetener is local honey and Daniel really wants to keep bees next year so I was immediately intrigued by their project.
Colleen recently successfully funded her new album with Kickstarter and through her experience, I discovered how awesome it is. If you’re unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it allows folks to fund creative projects by having backers pledge donations in exchange for prizes. What I love about THIS honey kickstarter is that basically, you are just buying amazing honey and supporting a great effort in the process. East Hill Honey wants to expand their apiary to other neighborhoods so they can provide raw local honey to more areas of N. Florida. Different levels of pledges receive different prizes of honey, beeswax lip balm, soaps, all the way up to East Hill Honey‘s help in starting your own apiary. For $15 you get a whole pint of raw wildflower honey and for $25 you get two pints (one of wildflower and one of my favorite, tupelo). The challenge is, if a Kickstarter project doesn’t reach it’s goal, the project doesn’t get funded. So let’s help them reach their goal!
You can watch the gorgeous video about East Hill Honey they made on their Kickstarter page or from the widget on the upper right hand side of my sidebar.
And in case you were wondering why raw honey is such a big deal, processed honey is rarely pure and sometimes isn’t even honey at all!
“Big commercial companies mix additives in the honey, use chemicals on the beehives to prevent pests, which end up in your honey, and they are also forced to put profit before the health of the bees.”
I love companies like East Hill that make sustainability a priority. Especially when the American honeybee is struggling and yet so necessary to agriculture!