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Mum’s Day Off Recipes

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Why not #GiveMumTime to relax with a special homemade surprise?

Show her how much you love her with handcrafted meals all day, prepared with your loving touch. Ground rule: She isn’t allowed in the kitchen!

Start mum’s day with love

Turn a regular breakfast that she would make for you into a dish made just for her – with your very own creative touch.

Mummy Muffins
Hearty breakfast muffins for mums

Mummy Muffins

Toss to mum’s health and happiness

Convey your appreciation and well wishes with a zesty lunch time salad that contains bits of wholesome goodness in every bite.

Thank Q-uinoa Salad
Healthy salad for mum

Thank Q-uinoa Salad

Celebrate mum with a baked creation

Share a slice of home-baked cheesecake heaven together, over your favourite tea or coffee in the comfort of home.

Say Baked Cheese, Mum
Easy cheesecake recipe for mum

Say Baked Cheese, Mum Recipe

Serve mum a savoury treat

Impress her with your hidden culinary skills by cooking this presentable, delectable sirloin meal, complemented with a tantalising selection of dips.

Seared with Love
Savoury sirloin  beef recipe for mum

Seared with Love

Need ingredients? 

Get fine cuts from our gourmet partners like Mmmm! or Butcher’s Dog,  or source for other items from Cold Storage or Fairprice. Order early to get your Mother’s Day groceries delivered conveniently on the same day, within your selected 1-hour window. Shop now!

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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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

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

Get your Easter groceries delivered on the same day, within your selected 1-hour window. Shop now

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!

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