The good and bad of winter

Hives weathering the winter snow.

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”

Testers needed

lip moisturizer
peppermint lip moisturizer

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”

Winter wraps

Winter Wrap

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”

I love making candles

candle display

These are just some of the beautiful candles I make. Just looking at this picture I can smell the honey. Not long after this picture was taken a friendly bee came by and began walking on them.  I love making 100% pure beeswax candles.

bee on pillar candles

Towards the beginning of my candle making adventure I attempted to start scenting my candles thinking that’s what would get them to sell best. Continue reading “I love making candles”