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Anjali Chocolate Making Workshop – #GiveMumTime

This Mother’s Day, we created a little special time for mums to spend with their loved ones. Watch the video and celebrate with them!

Planning to #GiveMumTime? Save time with our convenient same-day, 1-hour grocery delivery service!

Simply order online and let our personal concierge shoppers handpick the freshest products for you and your mum.

Spend a day with honestbee Superbee, Ralph

Ralph is young, outgoing, and enjoys an active lifestyle. He was looking for an exciting job that keeps him on his feet when his brother, an honestbee coordinator, suggested joining honestbee.

After completing National Service, Ralph applied for a job at honestbee as a Shopper Bee and Delivery Bee. Today, Ralph is a Supervisor and all-round Superbee. He’s best known around the honestbee headquarters for riding his kitted out e-bike to the office, and for his energetic and positive vibes, which we all adore.

We caught up with Ralph to find out more about his honestbee experience.

Tell us about your honestbee experience

Joining honestbee has given me the opportunity to learn, progress and contribute to the organisation. I love working in an ever-changing and dynamic environment. It’s challenging and there’s a constant stream of work to be done.

“In a startup, you’re a part of something much greater. Your contribution makes a real difference. The excitement is wonderfully overwhelming.”

Being a part of honestbee is just like creating a community and making new friends along the way. We are a growing family that is making something out of nothing, working with people who are here for the same reasons as you are.

And that’s a great thing to be a part of.

Why did you become a Superbee?

Well, I was curious about the logistics business and I wanted to learn more about it. In order to do that, I tried my hand at several roles, which form the honestbee logistics network. My nickname is Superbee because I’ve experienced being a Shopper, e-bike Deliverer, and Supervisor.

I’m the only Bee who uses an e-bike to deliver orders to customers (for now), and I enjoy it as it keeps the wind in my hair while I work. And I feel super satisfied when I see the smile on a customer’s face when they receive their order.

What is your typical day like?

9am – 1pm… I collect the e-bike from the office and cycle to the stores and fetch orders. I also check on the concierge shoppers to see if they need any help with shopping, checking out of items, and packing.

1pm – 2pm... Thanks to the flexibility of the job, I can visit my mother at lunchtime and bring her something interesting to eat and spend some time with her.

2pm – 3pm… In the afternoon, I usually ride my e-bike and hand out flyers. Or spend time with shoppers and supervisors and guide them through any challenges they are facing.

3pm – 5pm… This is the busiest time of the day after the late morning rush. When a live order pops up on my phone, I’ll ride my e-bike to visit the respective stores and collect the items to be delivered to customers. How fast can I get from store to customer’s door? I’m very fast *puts helmet on*.

Interested in joining Ralph and the honestbee shopper and delivery squad? Apply to become a Bee now.

Geok Lian’s guide to picking the freshest fruits & veggies in-store

Every fruit and vegetable has its own signature of freshness. Choosing the freshest and tastiest produce is a combination of seasonal knowledge, and using one’s senses.

As a housewife and part-time Shopper Bee, Geok Lian Ng makes it her duty to select the finest produce for her family and honestbee customers.

“Whether I’m shopping for my family or honestbee customers, I will take the time to choose the best fruits and veggies on offer.”

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When it comes to handpicking the freshest produce in-store, you can trust honestbee concierge shoppers like Geok Lian Ng.

We caught up with Geok Lian as she shared some of her tips and tricks for identifying ripe fruits and ready-to-eat vegetables at the supermarket.

Tips for Choosing Fresh Vegetables

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How to host an Easter egg hunt

No one adores Easter more than the kids. Make the holiday an even more memorable occasion by inviting your friends and their little ones for a fun-filled day.

Baskets ready? The hunt is on!

DIY invitation cards

Cheerful invitations set the tone for a fun-filled family gathering. Make your own invitation cards with the kids as a fun after-school activity. It’ll be a welcome break from homework!

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Prize-filled eggs

Stuff plastic Easter eggs with prizes such as stickers, miniature toys, stationery, and candy bracelets. Make hard-to-find golden eggs an extra special treasure with $1 coins and $2 notes — just remember where you hid them.

Easter decorations

A garland of balloons is a simple yet festive way to decorate any space. And don’t forget to get some inexpensive baskets and attach name tags for the kids to write their names on.

Easter picnic

Refreshing drinks, popsicles, sandwiches and finger foods are great things to serve at an Easter egg hunt. Fill a picnic basket with snacks and Easter goodies. Or try your hand at making these sweet and savoury Easter recipes.

Hunting for Easter Eggs

If you have a large group of children, pair the younger kids with the older ones to keep the game fair and mark a home base for each team. When the hunt starts, one player from each team can take turns to find five eggs before returning to the home base and tagging the next team mate.

When you’re certain that all the eggs have been found, it’s time to tally the results and reward the winners with prizes. Have enough prizes for everyone, because everyone’s a winner at Easter.

Need some help with Easter egg hunt decorations? Our designers at honestbee have produced some egg-stra special Easter-themed drawings just for you. Download and print honestbee Easter illustrations.

Sweet and savoury Easter recipes

Celebrate Easter with a mouthwatering braised chicken dish, and homemade hot cross buns. These classic recipes are sure to be instant crowd pleasers. 

We hope you enjoy these recipe cards from our designers at honestbee.

Braised Chicken with Chestnuts

Savour the warmth of a familiar chicken meal over the long weekend, made more adventurous with a dash of chestnuts and tasty seasoning.

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Recipe from Knorr

Hot Cross Buns

Previously synonymous with Easter, these buns are now making regular appearances in lunch boxes for the young and old. You’ve tried the store-bought version,  now try to make your own oven-fresh hot cross buns.

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Recipe from Jamie Oliver

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7 egg-stra special offerings from our Easter store

Fill your basket with special treats from Anjali Chocolat, Gastronomia, and Da Paolo this Easter. Your sweet tooth will tingle for these masterful creations. Even though some of these chocolate extravaganzas are too beautiful to gobble up… at least, right away.

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Anjali Chocolat Easter Bunny (50g) available in Belgian milk chocolate, Belgian dark chocolate, and Belgian white chocolate, $10

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Anjali Chocolat Easter Chicken (80g) available in Belgian milk chocolate, Belgian dark chocolate, and Belgian white chocolate, $12

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Laurent Bernard Large Egg 12.5cm with 1 small rabbit, $40

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Laurent Bernard Small Rabbits in plastic egg shell, $15

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Da Paolo Bunny Cupcake available in vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, $4.80 each

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Niederegger Marzipan Bunny & Egg Variation 175g, $23.80

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La Molina Chocolate Egg in Jar 2 x 90g available in white chocolate and dark chocolate), $28.80

 

Check out more Easter specials at the honestbee Easter store now.

 Happy Easter!

Win a Private Fine Dining Experience at Home!

Win a private chef service
 
Stand a chance to experience fine dining at home with a private chef!
 
From now till 11th Nov, make an order on honestbee for Gastronomia items and comment your order number below. Finally, tag a friend whom you want to enjoy the meal with. One lucky winner will be selected.
 
Good luck! 
 
Terms & Conditions:

-All residents in Singapore above 21 years old can take part in this contest

-This contest ends on 11th Nov 2015, 11:59PM

-Participants have to complete an order from Gastronomia Da Paolo on www.honestbee.com between 6th-11th Nov 2015, and tag a friend in order to qualify for the contest

-One winner will be selected via a lucky draw after 11th Nov

-Private chef service will be provided by honestbee in the winner’s home

-honestbee reserves the right to amend all terms and conditions without prior notice

Win $900 Worth of Organic and Health Products!

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They say that friends who get healthy together, stay together.

From now till 2nd Nov, make any purchase from GNC or Four Seasons Organic Market​ on honestbee and stand a chance to win not only $200 worth of organic and health products for yourself, but also $80 worth of products for one friend!

Like our Facebook page, tell us your order number in the comment box and tag a friend that you want to get healthy with!

Three lucky winners will be selected.

T&C:

  • This contest is opened to anyone residing in Singapore aged 21 years old and above
  • Contest ends 2nd Nov 2015, 11:59PM
  • Three winners will be selected randomly after 2nd Nov 2015
  • The winners will be able to nominate one friend each to receive $80 worth of health products
  • Multiple entries are allowed but each person can only win once
  • honestbee reserves the right to amend the terms & conditions without prior notice

5 Essential Tips to Serving Cheese

Summers are all about entertaining, wining and dining. The food and kitchen experts at ToTT have generously imparted their cheese platter knowledge on us. Here are the things you need to know for that next dinner party.

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Win $600 Worth of Pet Supplies This Halloween!

Bee up your pet 2015

Get your pets involved this Halloween! Win $600 worth of pet supplies from our friends at Pet Lovers Centre. All you have to do is:

1) Follow us on Instagram  (@honestbeesg)
2) Dress up your pet as a bee as creatively as you can
3) Upload your photo on Instagram with the hashtag#beeupyourpet2015. Ensure that your profile is public and you’re done!

1st prize: $250 worth of pet supplies
2nd prize:$200 worth of pet supplies 
3rd prize $150 worth of pet supplies

Contest ends 25th Oct 2015. Three lucky winners will be selected by our panel of judges. Good luck!

T&C:

  • Contest ends on 25th October 2015, 11:59PM
  • This contest is opened to all people living in Singapore 18 years old and above
  • Participants automatically qualify when all steps are completed
  • Multiple entries are allowed but each person can only win once
  • Three winners will be selected by our panel of judges based on creativity, style and X-factor
  • Judges decisions are final
  • Winners will be announced via our Facebook and Instagram before 31st October 2015
  • honestbee reserves the right to amend the terms & conditions without prior notice