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Happy UK Wool Week!

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So you may not know, but this week (10- 16th October) marks UK Wool Week! Here at DrBeekeeper we love to support natural industries and UK manufacturing… and like honey, there’s not many products more natural than wool! So we thought we’d celebrate wool by making our very own pompom Bertrand in beautiful woolen yarn!

The Campaign for Wool

Download the tutorial here

We hope you enjoy the easy tutorial. It’s very simple and a perfect kids activity for the up-coming October half-term.

Find out more about The Campaign for Wool’s annual Wool Week here:

http://www.campaignforwool.org/2016/09/16/woolweek-our-annual-feast-of-fleece-returns/

Enjoy!

DrB & Bertrand

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DrBeekeeper’s History of Hanukkah

Hanukah is once again nearly upon us. This year Hanukah begins on December 6 (the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev) and lasts for 8 days. Also known as the Festival of Lights, during this festival Jews commemorate the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. The holiday has its roots in a revolt against assimilation and the suppression of Jewish religion, the so-called Maccabeean Revolt. According to tradition at the time of the rededication, there was very little oil in the Temple, only sufficient supply for one day. However, this oil miraculously lasted 8 days, which was just enough time to prepare new oil! Hanukah is commonly celebrated with the lighting of the menorah; with one candle lit on each day of the festival. Gifts are also shared and it is traditional to eat fried food, due to the significance of oil!

DrBeekeeper Hanukkah Gift Box
DrBeekeeper Hanukkah Gift Box

Find out more about Bees in Religion in DrBeekeeper’s Bee History Throughout The Ages series.  If you’re looking for the perfect gift for Hanukkah why not try DrBeekeeper’s Hanukkah World Honey Collection Gift Box.

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DrBeekeeper sponsors Hong Kong ball with over 500 guests!

Oxford and Cambridge Ball
Oxford and Cambridge Ball

On October 10th 2015, DrBeekeeper sponsored the Oxford and Cambridge Varsity Ball held at Hong Kong Disneyland Conference Centre with great success.
The Oxford & Cambridge A Midsummer Night's Dream Ball

A total of 513 guests attended and the event has been covered by HK Tatler magazine and also featured in Ming Pao Daily newspaper in their Showbiz news section.

The gift box jars of honey and jam which DrBeekeeper donated were raffled and guests were thrilled with their souvenir prize.

DrBeekeeper Favour

The individual jars of honey (part of our customised wedding favour range) were so well received and a real talking point at the tables. The guest of honour at Head Table was Caroline Wilson, the British Consul-General, and she was absolutely delighted with her jar of honey.

Oxford and Cambridge Ball 10th October 2015
If you are planning a wedding or a large event please speak to us about how DrBeekeeper can create bespoke wedding favours for your special day!

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DrBeekeeper’s History of Diwali

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Diwali, the “festival of lights” is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year by Hindus all over the world. The festival signifies the victory of light over darkness, the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the UK, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November every year.

Before Diwali, people clean, renovate and decorate their homes. On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in prayers particularly to Lakshmi the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Fireworks are often the climax of celebrations which include a family feast and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends.

DrBeekeeper Diwali Gift Box
DrBeekeeper Diwali Gift Box

On the same night that Hindus celebrate Diwali, Jains celebrate a festival of lights to mark the attainment of moksha by Mahavira, and Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas.

Find out more about Bees in Religion in DrBeekeeper’s Bee History Throughout The Ages series.  If you’re looking for the perfect gift for Diwali why not try DrBeekeeper’s Diwali World Honey Collection Gift Box.