How To Make Lip Balm Using Beeswax

I am writing this post a few months after we had made the lip balm, because life has a way of making time zoom past you. It is a fortunate thing because now I can give you an honest review of the lip balm Rachael and I made from our bee's wax. We had gotten this...

Elderberry Syrup Recipe for the Instant Pot

For those of you who are fighting the flu season like we have in this house. This is an easy and very effective immunity boosting home remedy. I myself believe its the raw honey that really makes the difference, but I might be biased. This is a wonderful recipe that...

How to Clean Beeswax

There are plenty of different ways to clean the beeswax that you harvest from your bees, and after Rachael did a lot of research and YouTube watching, we decided the easiest method for us was to filter is through very fine cheesecloth in hot water. It's a bit time...

The Honey Of Our Labor

I am not a patient person, so beekeeping can be a bit trying for me. You can't rush a bee to do anything. Have you ever tried? Trust me, it does not end well for you or the bee. So I have accepted that there are some things I will have to wait for. For example, wax...

Death Pays A Visit

I know it happens to every beekeeper, but that doesn't lessen the blow when it happens to you. Rachael sent me a message that she has bad news. When she does this I tell her no thank you. Why on earth would I want bad news? If I have the choice to ignore her bad news...

No Quite Thirty Pounds

So there we sat with our not thirty pounds of honey. It seemed like it was so little honey that it wouldn't be worth renting the honey extruding equipment from our local bee supply store, Bee Kind. Looking back, if I only had one solid frame of honey I would have...

First Time Bee Robbers

When Rachael and I started this adventure in beekeeping I was not really sure what to expect. Bees are pretty independent little critters, and don't really need much human help. At first, I was in such a rush to get the bee gear, set up the hive and get to beekeeping....

Bee Relaxing

The awesome thing about other peoples vacations, are the wonderful little treats they bring back for you. Every year my neighbors travel to Wisconsin to spend time at the family cabin, and were kind enough to pick up some local honey for me. DELICIOUS!!! I wish I had...

A Bees Best Friend

The wonderful world of bees just keeps getting more and more crazy. I found this article on a most reliable news source (Facebook.. don't judge) and I have to admit... IT'S GENIUS! Josh Kennet, a beekeeper from Australia, and his pup Bazz, are doing an amazing thing...

BEE Extraordinary! No Dull Bee Hives Here.

I'm a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. Nothing fancy for me, thank you. I like to keep things simple. I have never really been impressed by high price tags or designer labels and this is a quality I really like about myself. The bees have changed me. Changed me for the...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The storm clouds have parted and the sun has come out! This is exactly what you want to see on a sunny February morning: https://youtu.be/1ygzGxufQv4   Bees are buzzing in and out. Some have large loads of pollen. I can tell that some appear to be young bees, which...

Growing Calendar

When it's cold and rainy outside, or when there is snow everywhere you look, it's hard to start thinking about planting for the Spring. Personally I just want to curl up on the couch and binge watch Arrow or Stranger Things. I would make an awesome bear. I would love...

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