MORE ABOUT MARR’S SWEET SYRUP
Tell us a little bit about your company. How you got started and how long you have been in business.
Marr’s Sweet Syrup is a family run business, co-owned by my brother Brandon and I. We have been bee keeping as a hobby for the last 4 years and we started operating as Marr’s Sweet Syrup in September 2015. We produce natural honey and beeswax lip/body balms.
Where are you based and what areas do you cover? Do you provide shipping?
Our head office in Fredericton – we have over 50 hives spread out in Zionville, Nackawic, and Hainesville, NB. You can buy our products in over 250 stores in Atlantic Canada and we ship anywhere in Canada and the US.
What makes your work unique? Why should couples have honey as their wedding favor?
Bees are in danger of extinction. Help save them! What makes us unique is that our honey bees perform natural pollination which keeps diseases at bay and results in a more natural end product. We don’t do commercial pollination because of the chemicals and pesticides used on commercial crops. We prefer to keep our bees away from chemically treated crops so that they are not exposed to harsh chemicals.
I’m a big advocate for supporting local companies too. There couldn’t be more of a local product than natural honey, which is great to give wedding guests, especially for guests from out of the province so they can experience a taste of New Brunswick.
Do you offer any sort of personalization for your jars? For example, do you take care of personalized labels?
Absolutely! We can do personalized custom tags for couples if they request it; they would be tied on with a ribbon at the top of the jar.
What size are the honey jars and what is the cost breakdown?
The standard size for wedding favors is 110ml jars. We can customize size as well if couples would like something bigger. The cost for each 110ml jar is $3, shipping costs would be added for out of town orders.
Is there a minimum order and how quickly can you respond to orders?
There is no minimum order, we are flexible and will customize the number based on what each couple needs. Turnaround time on an order would be about a week depending on the order.
What tips or advice can you give to couples who are planning their wedding?
Relax and have fun!
Natural beeswax body balm and lip balms are also available as wedding favors for a cost of $2.50/tube for lip balm (5g) and $3.50 for body balm per 20g tub.