Hi all! Can you believe this weather?
We’ve had a few warm days lately which gave a chance to check on the bees at home and the farm. When things warm up, the bees come out for a stretch and a much needed bathroom break. This also allows them to move around in the hive to find food if needed. At a glance, I knew I had trouble with a few hives, so I decided to open each one up to see what was going on. When I started opening the hives, I found Continue reading “A rough start to 2018”
Hi all! Today I want to talk about my newest product, body butter.
Hi everyone! I hope all are well. It’s turning into a very busy year for us. I’ve been super busy filling orders, getting ready for a silent auction for a charity event, and making new products. Currently, I’m attempting a body butter and a lotion bar. I’m really excited and hope they turn out.
We’ve had a few extended cold spells here recently. The snow has stuck this year longer than most years. This isn’t a problem for the bees if everything goes well. In winter, they consume honey to get the energy needed to generate heat. When it gets very cold like we’ve had, down in the single digit temperatures, the bees form a tight ball with the queen protected in the center. The colder it gets, the tighter Continue reading “The good and bad of winter”
Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. I have been working on a lot of different things. I’m so excited to share them all with you but they’re not quite ready yet.
I wanted to ask you all today if you would be interested in helping us with our business. I need folks who have strong opinions and are happy to share them, good or bad.
What I need are Continue reading “Testers needed”
Hi everyone! We’re stuck inside thanks to this big snow storm. I hope everyone is staying safe and warm. I was going through some pictures of my journey in beeswax and found so many fails. I thought maybe we should all have a laugh at my expense and view them together. Enjoy!
Happy new year! I hope everyone is staying warm on this very cold day. I decided to finally try a recipe in one of my books by Petra Ahnert. I decided to substitute the lanolin for extra cocoa butter just in case there was an allergy to wool. It worked out though because this lip moisturizer feels so good on your lips.
Hi there! I know it’s been a while since I’ve been on here but now that the bee season has slowed down I have more time to finally work on those candles and more.
We’ve been melting down and cleaning wax to make Continue reading “Lip Moisturizer”
It’s been a while since I’ve posted about the bees. In the fall, they slow down as they hunker down for the long winter. I’ve checked them less often, making sure they’re in good shape but not enough to interfere with their process. In the fall, they work to seal up any honey, use propolis to fill gaps and cracks, and generally go into winter mode. We’re now seeing Continue reading “Winter wraps”