Busy Bee Blog: A Day in the Life of this Bee

Christmas in July SALE

Christmas in July SALE

It is 4:44 am and I am slashing prices and clearing out stock! Check out our clearance and sale items!  And don't forget it is Toonie Tuesday which means we delivery for $2.00. :)

Don't ya love Christmas?





Closing Shop:  Tuesday , July 9th 


Levels Game Loft

Hello Folks:

Little Bee & I had a great break together. It was my first time at Levels Game Loft, and the VR room was a HOOT! What a great family business with awesome service! We definitely will be returning. I know Silas has experienced VR several times but I tend to rarely take the time and I am so very grateful that I did. We tried to go swimming a few times at the Holiday Inn, yet the pool was so busy with March break therefore we declined. Our goal is to swim at least a few times a week again now that the weather is warming up.

Oh yes....Nanny Bee hopefully will join us sometimes.





Drawing by Little Bee (Silas)




Spring is in the Air

The last few bright & warm days are reminders that New Beginnings are possible. The sun, warmth, and melting away of the snow and ice in a way feels like the melting of the 'cold' , 'icy' , and dark thoughts and the blooming of fresh ideas, clear minds, and positive outcomes.
Spring Cleaning & Honest, Open & Willing Mindsets.
I love what spring can represent. I feel uplifted, joyous, and happy.
Bee Happy folks & don't forget to 'Beep'! 

Describe who I am? Really?

Describe who I am? Really? 
Dear Sweet Lord..

I am...
Passionate and Assertive; 
Sensitive, Strong & Courageous;
Bold & Shy; 
Honest, Open & Willing;
Certain & Uncertain
Motivated & Energetic
Forever Young & as Old as Methuselah;
Low Energy & Sad;
Insecure & Confident

I am.... Simply me. 
Like me or Leave me.
Label me & Judge me.

I do know I am happy;
and the rest is BULLSHIT.


I want to personally thank everyone for your patience & understanding during the last few weeks. We lost one of the sweetest, caring, selfless and most beautiful lady I have ever known. One of my biggest Busy Bee Emporium supporters. She encouraged & inquired daily regarding deliveries and sales. Definitely a one of a kind, top-notch, genuine, and a direct and honest lady. A tremendous family loss. I apologize if I missed your call or limited services the last few weeks.


Busy Bee Emporium Hours of Operation



Belinda McIntyre’s bringing back her family business, with a modern twist.

She’s opened Busy Bee Emporium, an online store that makes deliveries throughout the Truro area.

“When I was growing up, my parents had a corner store, on the corner of Queen and Elm streets, and I always felt there was something special about being there and stocking shelves,” she said. “I saw that they liked working there.

“It’s difficult to run a corner store the way they did now, so I decided to set up an online store. I noticed there were quite a few of them out west and in the U.S.”

After supplies were stocked, the website went live Sept. 29, and McIntyre and a couple of family members began making deliveries.

“A lot of people want snacks late at night,” she said. “If people have a sick child and need medicine, we can bring it. If they don’t have a car, or just don’t feel like shopping, we can bring things to their home, office, hotel or other location. People can order things to be delivered to senior parents or to children who are students in the area.

“We’re selling convenience. We have hours after a lot of places have closed, and we can usually have things to people within an hour, but our prices are competitive. I’m very careful about where to purchase, to keep prices down.”

She also has a 10-year-old son who enjoys helping her find good deals.

Busy Been Emporium offers snacks, basic groceries, personal care products, pet supplies, household items, and even a few unusual items like Star Wars figurines.

There are also postcards bearing inspirational messages, that McIntyre makes herself.

“Mental health is a passion, and I know how encouraging it can be to receive a positive message from someone,” she said.

Deliveries can be made to Millbrook, tax exempt, for those with a status card.

Busy Bee Emporium makes deliveries Wednesday to Sunday, from noon until 3 a.m., covering an area of about 50 square kilometres. Orders can be made up to a month in advance. All payment is made online.

The regular delivery fee is $6, but new customers ordering more than $10 worth of product receive one free delivery and three weeks with $3 delivery fees.

“Some people are surprised to hear what I’m doing because I didn’t really like shopping before,” said McIntyre. “It’s different with this; because it’s my job, I don’t mind shopping.

“I want this business to be fun for everyone.”

More information on Busy Bee Emporium, including products and delivery areas, can be found online at https://busybeeemporium.com/

Belinda McIntyre recently set up her own online business, Busy Bee Emporium. Products are ordered, and paid for online, and delivered to a customer’s location. - Lynn Curwin






Hello Busy Bee Blog Readers:

It is 1:18 am on a Monday morning and the store is winding down. Tomorrow is technically a 'day off' from deliveries, however, as any small business owner knows - a 'day-off' is truly non-existent. You live and breathe the business. You worry and sweat over it like a new born child. You imagine, you dream, and you lose sleep. You smile.

My Manic Monday during 'regular business hours' will be shopping wholesale and promoting around the town the 'old-fashioned' way - foot work. So if you see me out and about. BEEP BEEP... 

 Thanks for the support!

 Bee (Belinda)