Wednesday, October 16, 2013

BeeAlive @ the Korean Harvest Festival

This past weekend, October 12-13, 2013, we ventured out to Randall's Island Park in New York for the 31st Annual Korean Harvest Festival.

The Festival promotes Korean culture, food and agriculture, and features music, performing artists, celebrities and more. The Korean Harvest Festival is one of the largest Korean-American events in the U.S. The Korean Harvest Festival is organized annually by the Korean Produce Association, serving the interests of Korean-American green grocery owners and the communities they serve since 1973.

We had a great time (despite the increasing fall wind!) and every one loved trying our products. Royal Jelly is especially popular in Asian cultures, as it has been used for various benefits throughout centuries, so almost everyone was familiar with its amazing power.

We even met the U.S. representative to Korean Professional Wrestling, Curtis Johnson! At 7'3", he needs to make sure he gives his body adequate nutrition to be on top of his game. He loved the taste of our Sweet Energy and the effects of Energy SERJ for a quick boost before workouts and matches -- he even wrestled at the Festival!

Stay tuned to watch us #SERJOUT at our next event!
Whether 7'3" or 5'1", Energy SERJ is sure to give
you a natural surge of energy!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

BeeAlive Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month | October 2013
We all have a family member, a friend, or know someone who has experienced cancer. Breast cancer awareness is a cause very near and dear to our very own Rose's heart since her mother was diagnosed with (and thankfully beat) breast cancer in 1996. Fortunately, treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation exist to help fight the disease. Unfortunately, these treatments can have unpleasant side effects, especially on the skin, which Rose's mother experienced first-hand.

Rose, her mom and triplets, Evelyn, Julia & Jax!

Through research, Rose learned that when a person’s immune system is compromised by an illness such as cancer, especially while undergoing treatment, the skin is unable to go through its natural reparative process – the result sometimes being dry, rough skin.

However, keeping your body hydrated and skin moisturized before, during and after treatment can greatly reduce these side effects. Rose spearheaded the creation of BeeAlive Spa Essentials™ natural skin care line as a safe, non-toxic alternative for women who desire to radiate natural beauty, in part because of her mother's experience.

That is why this October, BeeAlive has partnered with a local hospital to support its Blow Away Breast Cancer campaign. With each purchase of a BeeAlive Spa Essentials™ Royal Jelly Serum, we will donate one full size Spa Essentials natural skin care product to a woman undergoing breast cancer treatment.

Plus, as our gift to you for helping to support our cause, we will add one FREE Foaming Honey Cleanser to your purchase. Get it here now.

All BeeAlive Spa Essentials™ natural skin care products are soothing, alcohol-free and 100% free of synthetic preservatives and fragrances to hydrate, tone, soften and refresh the skin without stripping it of essential moisture. Key herbs, essential oils and bee products, such as Aloe, Honey, Royal Jelly, Lavender, Rhodiola and Green Tea employ the task of protecting and nourishing your skin so that you and your loved ones can focus on a full recovery.

Harvest Your Authentic Beauty™ and Blow Away Breast Cancer!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Honeybee Disappearance Worsening

Bees are major pollinators, and without them, we wouldn't have access to some of our favorite foods, as there are different types of bees that can only pollinate certain crops.

What does that mean? Without bees, almonds, blueberries, apples and more would cease to exist. All of these are staple foods in typical diets, and soon there may be a shortage of these commonplace foods, thanks to the decreasing populations of honeybees both internationally and in the United States. The honey bee decline is caused by several factors, including pesticides, sublethal exposure to chemicals, pathogens and parasites, poor nutrition and environmental stressors among other issues.

The ABC News clip below explains how the U.S. honeybee decline has worsened from 2012 to 2013. However, you can help save the bees by planting native vegetation in your yard. We rely on bees for much more than honey, and they need our help! #SaveTheBees!

BeeAlive Exhibits @ Natural Products Expo East 2013

What a fantastic, successful whirlwind of five days we had exhibiting at Natural Products Expo East, the largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show on the east coast.

We were one of 1,200 exhibitors at the Baltimore Convention Center, and although that number could seem overwhelming to attendees, it didn't stop anyone from visiting our booth! Our booth was full the entire time the show floor was open from Thursday, September 26 to Saturday, September 28, 2013.

What did we love about the show?

1. Attendees loved our booth and products. We had one booth that featured our Royal Jelly and Energy SERJ with our BeeAlive Spa Essentials skincare. Most people were attracted to our "Man On Fire" Energy SERJ mascot, while others couldn't wait to get their hands on samples of our soothing natural skincare. Everyone acknowledged that our packaging is beautiful and would stand out on store shelves -- music to our ears!

Our booth featured our Royal Jelly, Energy SERJ and
Spa Essentials natural skincare.

2. Attendees loved our story. While telling visitors to our booth the story of our almost-30-year-old company, many attendees stated that they appreciated such a genuine, inspirational background. Madeline founded BeeAlive at her kitchen table in 1984, passed her wisdom and mission to help others onto her son Jason, and he and his wife Rose, whose son Jax has severe allergies, have been inspired to show others how to help their bodies help themselves ever since.

Rose, Jason, Evelyn, Julia & Jax Balletta

3. Health conscious consumers are growing! According to retailers, their customers are growing more and more health conscious and interested in natural, organic, gluten- and GMO-free and green products. Many store owners loved our healthy superfood supplements, natural skincare and authentic values, and were confident their customers would, too!

Source: Royal Jelly is the perfect addition to a healthy family!

4. People care about the BEES! Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a tragic reality, but one plus side is that more people than we've ever met at shows before were knowledgeable and concerned about the decline of bees. Consumers are aware that two out of every three foods we eat relies on pollinators, so something needs to be done to reverse this potential disaster. Attendees also appreciated the fact that our Royal Jelly and honey is sustainably harvested and no bees are harmed in the process. We attribute the growing consumer awareness to increased mainstream media coverage of the decline of bees and CCD, more popularly referenced the "beepocolypse" -- even though we have been discussing this issue for years, we are thrilled that awareness is being spread.

Source: Mainstream media is giving more coverage to the
decline of the bee population and colony collapse disorder.

We had a fantastic time, as always, at the Natural Products Expo. Thank you to New Hope 360 for a wonderful show. We'll see you in California for Natural Products Expo West!