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Doing Our Best For Everyone

honestbee is Asia’s leading and trusted online concierge and delivery service. We add value to our customers’ lives by bringing them convenience. Quality is paramount to us. Our dedicated team of trained shoppers and speedy delivery bees work hard to bring the best products to our customers.

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… doing our best to serve you better

Just like when you are shopping for yourself, some products may inevitably run out of stock for the day. We do our best to work closely with our partners to resolve this challenge, and we seek to provide the best replacement suggestions to our customers.

… doing our best to provide value

honestbee is a social impact business and we are committed to providing value to our bees in meaningful ways. This comes in different forms, including flexible work opportunities and fair compensation, as well as performance incentives based on demand and availability.

… doing our best to be transparent

Our compensation structure is simple and transparent. On average, a bee’s compensation is higher than the $7.00 per hour benchmark for standard part-time work. Every bee gets a variable hourly performance incentive. This resulted in 86% of our bees earning an average hourly compensation higher than the industry average.

… doing our best for our bees

We will continue to do our best to evaluate our compensation scheme regularly based on order volume, efficiency, and delivery costs. Our pay structure aims to strike a balance between rewarding the bees fairly, delighting our customers, and building a sustainable business.

 

Feed your family Farm to Table goodness!

Farm to Table

Eat better – direct from the farm

Ever wonder why some foods just taste better than others? Your eyes may only see what lies on the surface of a rosy apple or a sprightly stalk, but there are a lot more nutrients in every fruit and vegetable that is grown fresh and delivered direct to you – from farm to table.

Fresher from source, better in nutrition

Locally grown or directly imported produce do not have to travel long distances to reach consumers, so they can picked at optimum ripeness. Hence, they are able to fully develop and retain rich vitamins and minerals, and thus maximise their nutritional potential.

More value in every bite

The buck doesn’t stop at health benefits alone. The direct effect of buying straight from the source also means more savings – up to 30% as a matter of fact. How? Well, you won’t have to pay additional distribution, collecting, sorting and packing fees now!

Exotic varieties for adventurous palates

Your local supermarket may carry all the usual varieties of fruit, but if you’re looking for something healthier and more exciting, you’re more likely to find it at our Farm to Table stores. Choose from fresh herbs and spices like sage or thyme, to South Africa Abate Fetel (a kind of pear), locally grown kale and more.

 

Visit our Farm to Table partners—Sustenir, Thygrace and Pasir Panjang Fruits—to order online conveniently and enjoy FREE delivery to your door when you purchase over $30!

 

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Wholesome recipes for your family

Try out these recipes, made fresh from our Farm to Table partners! 

Hearty Salad

This salad is filled with delicious greens to please every fussy family member.

Hearty Salad

Ingredients

500g beetroot, cut into wedges
500g butterhead lettuce
300-400g fennel, thinly sliced
½ teaspoon salt and pepper
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

Heat oven to 200ºC. Bake beetroot in oil for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Toss lettuce, fennel and balsamic vinegar together. Serves 3-4 pax. 

 

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Sweet Smoothie

Enjoy more family bliss with this nutrient-filled smoothie treat that’s high in antioxidants.

Sweet Smoothie

Ingredients

900g strawberries
2 x 125g blueberries
1-1½ bananas, chopped
1 cup orange juice (900g oranges)
2-3 cups ice

Directions

Juice oranges to make the  juice base. Blend strawberries, blueberries and bananas until pureed, then add in the juice and ice. Serves 3-4 pax.

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Kale Chips

Love snacking? Switch to a healthier alternative that’s just as delicious as potato chips.

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Ingredients

300g curly kale
1½ tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Heat oven to 200ºC. Separate kale leaves from stem. Drizzle oil over kale and sprinkle salt to season. Bake for 15 minutes. Serves 5-6 pax.

 

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Looking for farm fresh ingredients?

Shop now at our Farm to Table stores, curated to deliver all the goodness of the fruits and veggies you love – directly to you. Enjoy direct savings of as much as 30%*, greater selections, from regular to exotic produce, and more freshness straight from the suppliers to you.

Visit honestbee.com today. Delivery is free over $30!

立即阻止野生動物非法交易

您今天也為了遏止野生動物非法交易努力了嗎?

 您昨天應該是在 honestbee 與一間販賣保育動物食材的合作提醒信件中驚醒,看到無尾熊、貓熊及老虎…等動物正在線上販售。「這一點都不好笑」、「我要永遠抵制你們」,是的,這是一個極為嚴肅的議題,不該被無視,不能成為玩笑,更應該被嚴厲的抵制。因為非法交易瀕臨絕種動物,正真實的在您生活周遭上演。

 
當你以為世界已經變得文明,野生動物保育應該是基本常識時,世界自然基金會(WWF)卻指出,野生動物的非法貿易,正在世界各地猖狂地進行著,甚至越演越烈,而這也迫使我們採取較為激進的方式,喚醒大家重視這個議題。您能想像隔壁鄰居,可能正透過線上交易,購得這些保育類動物嗎?
 
儘管有嚴格的法律限制,亞洲仍因具有地利之便,成為非法交易最大集散地。去年,新加坡就有六個盜獵者,因販賣超過兩百隻以上的保育類動物而被逮捕。日前,日本南極捕鯨船無視全球禁捕規範,及澳洲與紐西蘭等國反對,以科學研究為由,於去年12月前往南冰洋,計畫捕殺333頭鬚鯨,返航後引發人民及各國激烈的反彈,而這僅是近在一週前發生的新聞。
 
honestbee 無法容忍,更不願成為共犯。因此我們選擇了具有風險的倡導方式,只為喚醒大家對此議題的關注,希望每一個人,在發現任何非法的販售行為時,都能勇於發聲,並實際採取行動。
 
「高品質」是一個模糊的概念。作為一個國際企業,honestbee 的具體堅持是,只跟誠實且具有良心的廠商合作,每一個上架的商品,都是我們自己願意吃下肚的食物,是符合人道道德、環境道德的商品,否則,我們無以告訴我們的消費者,我們提供品質保證。相信也正是如此,這次的事件才會引起軒然大波 
 
因此,請跟我們一起努力,遏止非法交易的存在,並幫助那些努力擊倒非法行為的組織,無論是藉由減少浪費、抵制產品或是捐贈金錢的方式,只要每個人都可以出一份心力,就算只是小小的力量,也可以讓這個世界更不一樣。
 
最後,對於引起您不舒服的情緒,honestbee再次致上最深的歉意。希望您撥出幾分鐘的時間,瀏覽這些值得支持的組織網站,而您選購所支付的金額,honestbee 也將全數捐給動物保育相關組織,將大家對於這個議題的憤怒,轉換成最實際的幫助。
 

誠摯的感謝您

Joel Sng
執行長暨共同創辦人
honestbee 

*無論您購買多少樣的產品,您都只將收到一個honestbee精心準備的包裹,而您所有的花費,都將捐贈給非營利自然保育組織

*charities include WWF, WRS, SaveTheKoala


Links: www.explorerjoeexoticmeats.com http://donate.wwf.sg/ http://www.wrs.com.sg/getinvolved-donate.html https://www.savethekoala.com/donate 

*honestbee僅為捐款媒介,與以下組織無合作關係, 您即為受款組織的直接捐款者。

(1) http://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/illegal-wildlife-trade (2) http://www.ava.gov.sg /files/avavision/issue2_2015/animal-agenda-combatting-illegal-wildlife-trade.html

 

Stop illegal wildlife trading now

Dear friends,

Do your part to help stop illegal wildlife trading today. 

Yesterday, you awoke to an email update about honestbee partnering with Explorer Joe Exotic Meats store. This store featured a variety of different endangered species like Pandas, Tigers and Whales seemingly packaged for consumption. The idea that these animals that are on the brink of extinction and yet readily available was probably disturbing to all because even all of us here at honestbee were similarly upset. It was always our intention to drive deep meaningful conversations around this subject.

What compelled us into taking such drastic actions? In recent months, we have found out that these animals; many endangered, can still be quite readily sourced and purchased in many markets around the world and increasingly even online today. In fact, according to the latest reports by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world is dealing with an unprecedented spike in illegal wildlife trade, threatening to overturn decades of conservation gains[1].

Despite having stringent laws in place, Asia today is still one of the key major geographical locations of illegal wildlife trade due to its efficient transport networks. Last year, in Singapore alone, six offenders were caught for the trafficking and possession of more than 200 wild and endangered animals [2].

As honestbee does not condone nor facilitate in the trade of illegal wildlife, we felt it is extremely important and urgent to highlight this global problem so that we, as a global nation, could be aware, enlightened and pro-active in taking measures to stop illegal wildlife trading. 

 As a regional online marketplace, we work with only reputable partners and even then, we screen all of their products and only when we have the confidence that their products have been ethically and sustainably sourced, do we bring them online. This way, our customers can purchase them with full assurance of quality.

Do join us in our efforts to help eradicate and stamp out wildlife crime and support these organisations that are working hard and focused on wildlife conservation and eliminating illegal wildlife trade today. Everyone can play their part, whether through reducing waste and ensuring sustainability of natural habitats or symbolically adopting an endangered species.

We would also like to invite all of you to spend a few minutes to head over to the various websites below to learn more about of the plight that these animals are in. Every snack and treat that you buy from Explorer Joe Exotic Treats will also be donated to several conservation organisations to support their cause.

Support by donating to these good causes.

Sincerely, 

Joel Sng
CEO and Co-Founder
honestbee 

 *You will only receive one Awareness pack regardless of the quantity and amount you pay. All proceeds will go towards wildlife conservation.

*charities include WWF, WRS, SaveTheKoala

Links:
www.explorerjoeexoticmeats.com
http://donate.wwf.sg/
http://www.wrs.com.sg/getinvolved-donate.html
https://www.savethekoala.com/donate
*honestbee is not affiliated with the following organizations, all support and donations are between these organizations and yourself.

(1) http://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/illegal-wildlife-trade

(2) http://www.ava.gov.sg/files/avavision/issue2_2015/animal-agenda-combatting-illegal-wildlife-trade.html

The First Ever Exotic Meat Store at honestbee, Explorer Joe

After months of scavenging, negotiating and sampling, honestbee has finally managed to get Explorer Joe Exotic Meats onboard as one of our boutique fresh meat merchants. We are excited to introduce the variety of exotic wildlife meats that they carry. These meats are fresh, rare and unbelievably good. We awed at each beast, savoured every marbling and had fluttered a little at every bite. We, the bees at honestbee, can certify the life-changing experience after having a taste from Explorer Joe Exotic Meats.

Unfortunately, this specialty store will only be “opened” for 2 days only on honestbee.sg. These fascinating cuts will be sold at promotional prices, capping at $15, limited to one order person only. So pray that your reflexes are faster than any of the other meat lovers.

About Explorer Joe Exotic Meats

At Explorer Joe, we believe in getting you the freshest, rarest and the most out-of-this-world protein you will ever sink your teeth into. Others may prefer road kill, but we ethically hunt for the best in the deepest of jungles and vastest of lands. We hunt the hunter, never the hunted. YOLO eat, and experience the exotic.

Take a sneak peek at our meats

Amongst the wide  selection that Explorer Joe Exotic Meats carry, we selected 6 of our favourites to be part of our offerings, specially for you. It’s time to go absolutely WILD!

1) Minke Whale Meat

For just $15, you can get 200g of delicious lean whale meat poached from the crystal clear icy waters of Iceland. Calling all steak-lovers, here’s your chance to go whaley crazy! We had our doubts at first, but this slab of red delight is definitely one of the best mammal we have ever tasted.

2) Penguin’s Fin

From the white mountains of Ohio, the penguin’s tail goes best with bourbon, lime, simple syrup and bitters, slowly stewed over a low fire ‘til tender soft. We just can’t help but salivate at the thought of these bursting flavours! The penguin’s fin comes in bite size portions, about 3 cm a piece, chiselled at the joint so that you can have it easy to eat and ready to go.  

3) Bamboo-Fed Panda

Harvested right from the heart of Chengdu, our bamboo-fed Pandas are like nothing you have ever tasted before. It’s neither black nor white, and filled with blubbers at its core, imagine how divine it’ll taste BBQ-ed or grilled. Its flesh come in fun size cubes, great for sautéing or searing.

4) Koala Sausages

These free-range koalas are left to roam the combs of eucalyptus trees grown sporadically in Australia. One can only imagine why our customers keep returning for more of this succulent meat which tastes so amazing. At $15, you get 3 sausages, perfect for trio breakfast. Not sure about you, but we definitely like it boiled and steamy.

5) Sloth Thighs 

Sloths which are bred in captivity in the dungeons of North-Eastern India are so powerful that some believe that  their paws have exceptional medicinal value. We wanted to give you something more than just mouth watering fresh meat, we wanted to stick to our Asian nature and bring on some herbal flavours into the mix. For $15, you get a sun-dried Sun Bear paw which makes pretty awesome soup. .

6) Komodo Dragon Eggs

Found on Komodo island, these Komodo dragon eggs will give you that burst of life for vitality, longevity and fertility. A rare delicacy, its gooey yellow center will definitely leave you longing for more. These eggs, super packed with nutrients, are great for making omelettes for the family. One of this giant lizard’s egg feeds five hungry people.  

Sustainability

At honestbee, we believe in making a change in the world and amplifying our social impact. Every day, we make a difference by providing flexible working hours for people in 4 different cities. Therefore, you can rest assured that this one-off store with Explorer Joe Exotic Meats stays true to our mission. Every exotic wildlife was legally poached and ethically hunted to ensure the sustainability of these species.

Place Your Order

The store will go live from 0000h on 30 March to 2359h on 31st March for deliveries to be made on 1 April only. Stocks are rare and limited, so the fastest fingers first!

So what are you waiting for, go to Explorer Joe Exotic Meats web store on honestbee.sg or click here to get a taste of the wild right now.

Merchant’s Website: www.explorerjoeexoticmeats.com

Merchant’s Email: meat@explorerjoeexoticmeats.com

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

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

 

tips | should you give paleo a go?

Never has an industry that strives to keep the fat off been so saturated. Fancy new diets come and go, but one of the newest eating rituals brings us back to something old. We’re talking Paleo and we sit down with nutritionist, Mirko Turla to find out more. Read on to see if the Paleo diet is right for you.

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the buzz | Mandarin Oriental celebrates dragonboat festival

The annual dragonboat festival falls on June 20 this year, but that doesn’t mean our stomachs are willing to wait.

This month, we fawn over glutinous dumplings. A brief reminder: It’s a pyramidal pocket of glutinous rice that nestles tender meats, nuts and preserved vegetables, all wrapped up in a fashionable lotus leaf jacket.

Salivating? The Mandarin Oriental hotel in Singapore has got your needs covered. 

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From 10 to 20 June, the hotels’ Chinese restaurant, Cherry Garden will offer three tantalizing flavors. 

Start with the Black Garlic Glutinous Rice Dumpling, fragrant with its pork belly and bamboo charcoal powder filling (pictured). For people who want slightly more texture in their grain, try the Red Yeast Glutinous Rice Dumpling, which contains minced chicken.

For the classics, choose the Golden Pearl Dumpling which has returned for another year. 

Share these around the table with family at the restaurant itself or grab some to go. 

E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com or call Cherry Garden at 6885 3500.

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