Now I’m not big on reviewing products for my blog, especially dedicating a whole post to them, but sometimes I just have to make an exception.
I was first introduced to Just Bee at a LuluLemon event in Manchester and got to try out one of the flavours post workout. I was instantly intrigued by the brand firstly on the packaging, secondly on the simplistic, natural product inside the packaging and thirdly on the people behind the product.
Who are Just Bee?
Just Bee grew out of a family’s love for Bee’s and honey. With a beekeeper in the family for at least the last two generations it was no wonder that Just Bee was born. And not only do Just Bee sell their bee-utiful drinks, they also have a passion for saving the bees too.
A very wise man once said,
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth then man would only have 4 years left to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man!”
– Albert Einstein
(and for those of you who are fans of Black Mirror – then you know what could happen if the bees die out!!)
A simple way to help save the bee’s is by planting more ‘bee friendly’ wildflower seeds, and Just Bee are helping you do just that. All you have to do is head to their website, fill in a short form and they will send you a packet of seeds to sow in your very own garden (or a neighbours if you’re terrified at the prospect of inviting bees into your garden!!!).
It’s funny, I’ve always been pretty calm when around bee’s (despite being scared of just about everything else!). I remember sitting in a classroom at primary school during snack time when a bee flew into the room, whilst everyone ran round like nutters I sat still, and when the bee landed on my hand I continued to sit still and eventually it flew away. Remember, bees are our friends and only sting when they feel threatened. So if one lands on your arm don’t run around waving them in the air, just stay calm and still and eventually the bee will leave you alone.
Now to the drinks
A Just Bee Drinks review wouldn’t be a review now without a cheeky taste test, so Just Bee kindly sent me one of each flavour to try! At first glance I was drawn to the Apple & Ginger flavour and it didn’t disappoint. I absolutely love ginger and although it didn’t knock my socks off (I like my ginger strong) it was super refreshing and I downed the carton in 10 seconds flat (note to Just Bee, make big bottles please so I can drink even more!).
Just Bee drinks are best served chilled and when poured over ice make the perfect alcohol free alternative when all your friends around you are getting drunk… great for anyone giving up alcohol for lent, and beyond!
After trying all three my favourite has to be the Lemon and Green tea, closely followed by the Blueberry.
Again the flavours aren’t very strong but are still tasty and if you struggle to drink enough water in your day then consider trying Just Bee as an alternative. At less than 50 calories per carton, more than 90% spring water and just a touch of honey and fruit juice they’re much more diet friendly than your shop bought cordial!
So if I’ve got your ears pricked and your tastebuds tingling then head over to the Just Bee site now. Or you can pick one up for yourself from Selfridges, Boots, Holland & Barrett and Waitrose to name just a few.
As always let me know in the comments below if you try Just Bee and what you think? And we’d love to see your pics too!