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Sweet and memorable wedding favours

April 10, 2017

Share your Love!

Wedding favours, Bomboniere, gifts for guests and tokens of appreciation are names used to describe the small gifts presented to guests to show your gratitude and appreciation for them joining you to celebrate a very special day in your life.

Saying thank you to your guests in a way that feels personal to you is not only good manners but also good karma...sharing the Love! 

Hi honey infusions are a great option to consider as sweet and memorable, yet affordable gifts for your wedding guests. You have the choice of selecting one kind of hi honey infusions for the guests or a mix of the various infusions. See more here

To enhance your wedding event with hi honey contact info@hihoneyinfusions.com for a special rate for your special day!

You are both a gift to each other. Always be honest and loyal.
"Yes, Honey" is always the correct answer! 

Wishing you love and happiness on your special day and many happy years together!

Bee well

 

Upstarter with a bee in his bonnet

February 22, 2017

Meet The Man Behind The Brand: Patrick O’Shea Of Hi Honey Infusions

 

When Patrick O’Shea first started the Hi Honey range of honey infusion products from his Montagu home kitchen in 2015, nothing could have prepared him for the success that would follow.

Now just over a year later, Hi Honey Infusions has become a thriving, well-loved brand in the homes of many South Africans on their quest to live a healthy lifestyle.

We recently chatted to him about Hi Honey’s humble beginnings and his vision for the future.

It all started with a love affair with honey…

Patrick has loved honey since he could remember and his earliest memory was of the little light blue honey containers called Champagne Honey.

“A small business that has great support from a big company forms the makings of something really special.” 

Read more: Entrepreneur Magazine

Nature's medicine in a jar ~ Hi honey infused with organics

February 15, 2017

Honey is well known with helping people to enhance their health and it has been used as a natural remedy for thousands of years. The first written reference to honey, a Sumerian tablet writing, dating back to 2100-2000 BC, mentions honey’s use as both a drug and an ointment. Aristotle referred to honey as being “good as a salve for sore eyes and wounds” while Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used honey as a base in many of his medicines and ointments. 

Honey also features prominently in traditional Chinese and Ayurverdic medicine (the ancient traditional medicine of India), where is it recommended for a wide variety of applications.

Modern medicine also confirms what the ancients have known and through modern testing, many research investigations such as this one have yielded scientific evidence of the many curative properties of honey. 

Honey is known to contain powerful anti-oxidants and it may also help to stabilise blood pressure and balance blood sugar levels. This sweet creation from bees also helps boosts immune function + many more health benefits. 

By combining raw honey with specific organics, Hi honey infusions offer you a variety of natural remedies. The various Hi honey's below are all available online @ Faithful to Nature & Wellness Warehouse as well as selected Montagu stores nationwide and other good health shops.

Cayenne Pepper Honey

Cayenne pepper has been used as a culinary ingredient and for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Cayenne has Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B-6 & Magnesium. Capsicum, the main ingredient in Cayenne pepper, feeds vital elements into cell structures of capillaries, veins, arteries and helps adjust blood pressure to normal levels.

Cinnamon Honey

Cinnamon is known to enhance your antioxidant defenses, and it's been found to kill E. coli and many other bacteria. Its anti-inflammatory compounds help relieve pain and stiffness of muscles and joints due to arthritis. It also helps prevent urinary tract infections, tooth decay, and gum disease, and helps with blood sugar control.

Ginger Honey

Ginger is among the healthiest spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Ginger is known to help with many types of nausea, such as morning sickness and travel/motion sickness. It may help reduce muscle pain and soreness. Ginger appears to be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain, and may reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness. Ginger may also be effective at reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis, which is a very common health problem.

Liquorice Honey

All those singers out there will know that Liquorice is very effective in helping to sooth vocal chords and relieve a sore throat. Liqourice is used for various digestive system complaints including stomach ulcers, heartburn, colic and ongoing inflammation of the lining of the stomach (chronic gastritis). Some people also use licorice for bronchitis, cough, and infections caused by bacteria or viruses.

Turmeric Honey

Turmeric has never tasted so good! This plant root is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, haemorrhage, toothache and may more ailments.

Win hi 5 Freebees!

November 4, 2016

 

Win 5 hi 5's

 

What is hi 5?

hi  5 is the first all-natural honey energy booster with no alcohol, added sugar, preservatives or any of those nasties!

For Work, Sport or Play

A Low calorie on-the-go natural energy booster made with pure honey and five energy boosting nutrients: Cacao, Ginkgo Biloba, ginseng, Green Tea and Guarana.

Hi 5 energy booster is the perfect source for naturalists looking for a quick boost of energy whilst hiking, cycling, running or just as a quick pick-me-up during the day.

 

ENTER NOW TO WIN

Every 5 days during November, one lucky winner will be selected from our Facebook page post and will win 5 x Hi 5 sachets.

1 winner every 5 days will win 5 x hi 5's

To win: 

 

1) Like our Facebook page ~ Link

2) Like the Freebee post and share

3) Comment with your answer to the competition question:

Which set of 5 do you see? Look at the hi 5 sachet design above and name any of the sets of 5 contained in the design e.g. 5 stars

Please note: Competition winners will only be selected from South Africa, A person can only win once, Competition open to all SA residents of all ages.

 

 

Hi 5 is available at health shops country wide and various Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts stores.

SA's 1st honey energy booster ~ Made in Montagu

September 10, 2016

Hi 5 energy booster is perfect for a quick natural boost of energy. Whether you're working, driving, hiking, cycling, running or just need pick-me-up during the day, Hi 5 will help raise your game. 

Contains no added sugar, alcohol, preservatives, colourants, flavourants or stablisers. 

 
Isn't honey itself a natural energy booster?
Yes, it most certainly is. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy. It is known that honey has also been found to keep levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other types of sugar.

Only pure natural goodness...pure Cape wild flower honey infused with five energy boosting nutrients: Cacao, Ginseng, Ginkgo biloba, Green Tea and Guarana.

Cacao -  is a top source of antioxidants, and it also contains an abundance of magnesium and iron. A super superfood!

Ginkgo Biloba – according to current research, it’s linked to improvements in cognitive function, maintaining a positive mood and increasing energy

Ginseng -  is considered as a normalizer, stress reducer and energizer. It has been traditionally used to negate stress and fatigue. It is often used as a tonic to invigorate a person physically and mentally.

Green Tea - It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits. Contains caffeine. Green tea is also high in the amino acid L-theanine. This has a calming effect and aids with concentration.

Guarana - is used for weight loss, to enhance athletic performance, as a stimulant, and to reduce mental and physical fatigue.

 

Hi 5 contains 88.9 mg of caffeine per 10ml. There is more caffeine in a 10ml hi 5 sachet than there is in a 200ml can of sugar filled energy drinks (64mg).

Hi 5! SA’s first natural honey energy booster ~ Made in Montagu. For a natural lift enjoy a chocolate flavoured boost of Hi 5.  

Hi 5 & the Hi honey range of infused honeys are now available at Montagu Spar & Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts Factory Shop and all Montagu stores nationwide.

See more Hi 5!

 

 

Tulbagh Bees Destroyed - Over 170 Hives

August 28, 2016

Tulbagh and Montagu share many similarities. For starters both are beautiful mountain valley villages in the Western Cape, South Africa. Both also have a long heritage as well known historical towns and both still have active farming communities in the fruit business.

And with farming comes the practice of crop spraying. Either by people, tractors pulling a sprayer or by aircraft.

A bee farmer in Tulbagh is counting the cost after thousands of his bees were wiped out when an aerial crop sprayer sprayed nearby canola fields with pesticide.

Residents of the Cape Winelands town are angry about the potential health impacts on them and also the noise caused by the planes flying low over residential areas for up to 11 hours a day for the past three weeks.

 

Stean van den Berg, who farms bees with his father Pedro van den Berg, said they faced a loss of more than R1 million.

They had not only lost bees from 170 hives but 10kg of honey they would have received from each hive.

He is furious he was not informed a toxic pesticide would be be sprayed near his fields.

 

"The canola fields are usually alive with insects - now it's a dead zone," Van den Berg said.

He said there were bee-friendly products on the market which could have been used.

Dr Gerhard Verdoorn, from the Griffon Poison Information Centre, said the pesticide used contained methamidophos which was...  Read more here

Is Turmeric good for you?

July 30, 2016

There's a good chance you've heard about the health benefits of Turmeric for people and animals. One of the fastest ways to increase anti-oxidant levels in the body is to ingest Turmeric. So what are the proven health benefits of Turmeric?

 

1. Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties

2. Curcumin is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound

3. Turmeric Dramatically Increases The Antioxidant Capacity of The Body

4. Curcumin Boosts Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Linked to Improved Brain Function and a Lower Risk of Brain Diseases

5. Curcumin Leads to Various Improvements That Should Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

6. Turmeric Can Help Prevent (And Perhaps Even Treat) Cancer

7. Curcumin May be Useful in Preventing and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

8. Arthritis Patients Respond Very Well to Curcumin Supplementation

9. Studies Show That Curcumin Has Incredible Benefits Against Depression

10. Curcumin May Help Delay Aging and Fight Age-Related Chronic Diseases

 

Hi honey's Turmeric honey infusion makes it easier to enjoy eating Turmeric, which when not used in cooking, can be quite unpleasant to eat in raw or powdered form.

Add one teaspoon of Hi honey Turmeric to your cup of Rooibos tea or other warm beverage or enjoy directly from the spoon. Turmeric honey can also be used in cooking for additional flavour particularly in curry.

 

Visit a Montagu store near you for Hi Turmeric Honey 

Read more here

 

Hi5! Natural Energy Booster

June 2, 2016

 

hi5 ~ natural energy booster

Hi5 natural energy booster will available @

Montagu Dried Fuit & Nuts stores nationwide 

Pure natural honey infused with Guarana, Ginseng, Ginkgo Biloba, Green Tea and Cacao.

NO ALCOHOL | NO ADDED SUGAR | NO PRESERVATIVES | NO COLOURANTS | NO STABLISERS

10ml sachets of pure convenience and natural goodness!

 

The Waggle Dance

May 28, 2016

Honeybees search high and wide for the best flowers and when they find them, they go back to the hive and "tell" the other bees how to get there. 

 

You don't need to dance to tell your friends where to find Hi honey infusions...

Locate a Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts store near you

Spice up your coffee life!

May 26, 2016

Hi Cayenne Honey infusion is delicious with coffee! This hot spice enhances the flavour of coffee and adds a subtle zing, which in combination with hi honey, certainly increases coffee drinking pleasure. Both coffee and cayenne pepper have a number of physiological effects on your body, and might have complementary effects that benefit your health. 

 

Effect on Circulation 

Both coffee and cayenne pepper can have an effect on your circulatory system. The presence of caffeine helps constrict your blood vessels, increases blood pressure and increases heart rate. Cayenne pepper also affects your blood vessels: it can increase blood flow to your tissues, and potentially dilate your blood vessels to increase circulation at the surface of your skin when applied topically. Read more

Sweaten your coffee with Honey instead of sugar?

Teaspoon for teaspoon, raw honey contains more calories than sugar and it has been claimed that it can actually help with weight loss. Honey is less likely than sugar to cause rapid spikes and drops in your blood sugar levels that increase hunger. Honey also contains vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, sulfur, copper, iodine, zinc, phosphate, vitamin A, vitamin C and various B vitamins. In addition, honey is an antioxidant and acts as an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent. Honey may also help control digestive issues like diarrhea, indigestion and stomach ulcers. Start by adding a teaspoon of honey to your coffee and stirring until the honey is fully blended. Test for sweetness and then add more if desired.

Try this new taste sensation, your coffee ritual will never be the same again! Visit a Montagu store near you for Hi honey Cayenne infusion - Locate a Montagu store

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