Herbs for Woman's Health

A discussion on the herbs used in our Woman's Balance Tisane and how to increase woman's health. View full article →
November 27, 2017

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Honey for Sale!

“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

For all our local honey-bears we now have wild forest honey for sale! 

This year we are limited to 40 jars since we saw an unspeakable number of hives surrender to the weather (and CCD) in 2016. So we've saved just enough for our secret stash and the rest is for you! 

So what is so different about our honey? Our bees happily forage along the Niagara Escarpment (possibly taking the Bruce Trail itself) to gather nectar from oak-maple forests, wild grapes, mulberries, blackberries, basswood, magnolias, black walnuts and more. This honey has a persistent and lingering taste reminiscent of what can only be described as sweet delicate flowers. It is a very sweet, thick honey with wonderful aromas and tastes of apple, rosehips, and wildflowers. 

This honey is also raw. It has not been heated, pasteurized or processed in any way. It is worth it to taste this unique honey just for one time and then ... you will love it!

Honey - 250 grams, $6 (no tax).

Bee sure to save your jar until next year so you can save $2 off your hunny refill.



Holiday and seasonal favourites return!

Holiday and Seasonal Favourites Return!

It's the most wonderful time of the year and starting November 1st we will be re-launching all of our seasonal favourites. From spiced chai, to cacao and cinnamon and our soothing white pear teas, you can find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. And the best part, they are all made with organic, fair-trade teas and sustainably wild-harvested botanicals. 

Alyson Prokop
Owner, Cottage Botanicals. Ontario, Canada.

Holiday Spice - Chocolate and Cinnamon Black Tea

Holiday Spice

Chocolate and cinnamon with a sweet and creamy black tea base - perfect for quiet starry nights, or fun holiday parties! This is our most popular seasonal tea, so be sure to order soon so you are not disappointed!

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Spiced Plum

A botanical blend of tangy pomegranate with sweet winter fruits, this chai is accented with the tingle of cinnamon and the warmth of coconut and ginger.

Spiced Plum - Coconut and Ginger Chai

White Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, and when you are hustling and bustling to find the perfect gift be sure to take a moment to enjoy this soothing pai mu tan white tea with a hint of vanilla and pear.

White Christmas - White Pear and Vanilla Tea
Winter Wonderland - Cinnamon and Ginger Tea

Winter Wonderland

This blend has a bit of cinnamon and ginger and fragrant vanilla that reminds us of a festive rum eggnog, perfect for walking in a winter wonderland!

Elevenses

Inspired by the warming blend of cacao and peppermint this is a sweet alternative to ease digestion and soothe the soul. 

So while you are all cozied up after gallivanting about the lush green countryside or on pilgrimage to the mountains, enjoy this afternoon tea for breakfast, second breakfast, snack, elevenses, lunch, brunch, supper, dinner, dessert or tea.

Elevenses - Cacao and Mint - Herbal Tea
January 19, 2017

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MySeedLibrary

Been down and out for the better part of the week with a cold that quickly escalated to a UTI, now a fever. But alas, things are subsiding and one more day and I’ll be right as the rain outdoors. Now being sick tends to leave one with lots of time to themselves  – time to nap, time […] View full article →

Cold weather bee-haviour.

Well, we’ve lost two out of our four hives. Still trying to process the hows and whys, which I am sure will be reflected in another post. On the other hand, we were winterizing with some bee cozies and noticed some new behaviour: on one hive whenever we opened the outer cover and the inner cover is exposed […] View full article →
September 20, 2016

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Today’s to come, send all my love to tomorrow.

In case you did not know me: I am quite keen on classifying and teaching botany while rafting down white water rapids. I hate traffic jams hence commute biped or drive my 72 VW around town AT or below the posted speed limit. I don’t play computer games (except for Skyrim – and even then […] View full article →

JULY 2016

First honey harvest of 2016 yielded almost 20L of honey from two honey supers off one hive. We have 8 hives so we'll have to wait and see what the total is! View full article →

Spring Check Up 2016: Flurries in May

Wednesday last in all the good weather we put the screened bottom boards on our hives, and added our honey supers as the bees have been loving this weather! Well, Canada being Canada, should have known that we’d still have to wait until Victoria Day to put our transplants in or to feed our ladies […] View full article →
May 15, 2016

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Web Black-out

We’ve been having some pretty serious internet wibbly wobbly timey whimey stuff happening here at Cottage Botanicals. I got a notification from a customer mid-April that they couldn’t access our site – aghast, it almost took a month going between service reps at our hosting server, then deciding to switch to a new host who […] View full article →

Buyer Beware: Buying Used Bee Equipment

Ah, spring is in the air and you are thinking of starting Beekeeping. We’re thrilled to hear this! It is such a  wonderful, relaxing and rewarding hobby. The nectar of the Gods! And, there is no better peace than sitting on the porch on a warm sunny, spring day with a cup of tea in […] View full article →
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