WNC women farmers and beekeepers with hive healing hoodoo to share with yoohoo!
We make healing balms for lips, skin and toes, body butter, lotion bars, candles, and our bees make the honey.
Joan Chesick, Diane Almond, Janet Peterson
Our exquisite skin care products are lovingly hand-crafted with our raw honey, pure beeswax and propolis from our naturally tended hives.
All made in harmony with the seasons and committed to sustainable agriculture and apiculture.
Every Day can be Valentine's Day
We have gifts for your special ones...just order ahead so we have fresh products for you. Since we are just starting out, we each sell in our local realms and make small batches. You can contact us through our websites or just message us through this newsletter.
Convenient, Easy-to-Find, Mega Balm Stick
We think you'll like our Mega Balm Stick. Not only does it travel well, but it is so big, you can find it in a bag. It's easy to apply to your lips with one swipe, dry facial skin and anywhere you need to sooth a minor abrasion, bite, burn or sting. We love it and hope you do, too!
About the container; In a perfect world, everyone would reuse or recycle the containers, glass or plastic, once the product is gone. We've looked into other containers from paper (cost prohibitive for the small producer) to tins (corrode after a year) to glass (again cost prohibitive) and like this mega, plastic tube when all things are considered. A lot of thought is put into every container choice and we hope you'll be responsible when it comes to disposal time.
SOOTH PROTECT MOISTURIZE
Great for lips and cuticles! We like to think of it as a YELLOW sunburst of healing. From our hives: Pure beeswax, raw honey. From our land: Calendula, elder and chamomile flowers, lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemon grass and lemon thyme leaves. Plus: Mango, shea and sal butters, jojoba, high oleic sunflower and camellia seed oils, Vitamin E and our special blend of five pure essential oils.
Three 1/3 times as much product than in a small lip balm tube.
Earthy Goods - Skin Rx .5 oz/$9.00
RESTORE HEAL PROTECT
A must for your first aid kit! From our hives: Pure beeswax, raw honey and propolisa resin-like material that honeybees use to patch holes . From our land: comfrey, horsetail, plantain. Carefully sourced organics: Avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, meadowfoam seed oil, virgin unrefined coconut oil, soybean oil, kokum butter, lanolin, lecithin, vitamin E and blend of eight essential oils.
Three and 1/3 times as much product than in a small lip balm tube.
MoonFull Glow .5 oz/$9.00
REJUVENATE VELVETIZE COMFORT
Lavendar dominates the proprietory blend of 5 essential oils with a lovely, comforting smell. From our hives: Pure beeswax, raw honey. From our land: Lemon balm, lemongrass, lemon verbena, lemon thyme. Plus the finest rosehip seed oil, macadamia nut oil, jojoba, camelia seed oil, mango butter, organic shea butter, sal butter, vitamin E and 5 essential oils.
Three and 1/3 times as much product than in a small lip balm tube.
"Naked" Whipped Body Butter
2 oz/ $8.00
All the good stuff, just no essential oils to scent it. Easy to spread on heals and callouses because it's whipped. Guys like it! Soaks into skin within minutes. Jojoba oil, organic avocado oil, virgin coconut oil, virgin olive oil, shea butter, mango butter kokum butter, raw honey, pure beeswax, lanolin, vitamin E.
Avocado/Lemon grass Whipped Body Butter
Luxuriously soft whipped avocado butter and shea with jojoba soaks into skin extra fast with a delightful, fresh smell of lemongrass essential oil.
Shea butter, Meadowfoam Seed Oil or Jojoba, GreenTea or Hawthorne Extract, Beeswax, Honey, Propolis, Vit. E, Lemongrass Essential oil, Tapioca Starch
Lotion Bars in Gold Tins $8.00
A bee on the bee comb represents the pure, chemical free beeswax in this solid lotion bar that warms in your hands to rub on those seriously dry skin feet, knees and elbows. Feel the healing properties of our natural bees wax stirred into creamy shea butter, golden jojoba, avocado oil, with Vitamin E and a tad of fragrance. In a beautiful, gold reusable tin, it is handy for home and on the go. 1 oz.
Bar lasts up to six months and doesn't dry out. We keep it on a dish by the bed.
Melissa Lip Balms .15 oz/$3.00
Natural, Peppermint and Lavendar
Did you know that Melissa is the Greek word meaning honeybee? Right. What plants do our honeybees love in our gardens?
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), Calendula, and Chamomile. We observe and gather; when the moon is right. Infuse; in organic sunflower and safflower oils adding our own bees wax and honey to make these lip balms for you!
What better name for a lip balm?
BEEKEEPERS NOTE: We love making unique products we haven't seen before!
Bear with Skep Candle $5.00
Our most popular novelty candle...because he's so dang cute from all angles. Pure beeswax with an all cotton wick. And no, we haven't sprayed him with any lacquer finish. (That's not good to breathe when burned.) Average burn time is 4 hours.
No soot, clean burning, only the pleasant, natural aroma of honey. Measures 2 1/4" x 2 3/4"
BEEKEEPERS NOTE: Keeping bees in skeps is illegal in this country because they are not easy to inspect. And, beekeepers don't like bears. Still, dang cute.
From votives to tealights to pine cones, carved eggs and long tapers; We have a variety of candles to choose from. Candles are smoke less and drip less. Are negative ions released from the burning of pure beeswax? Well, we don't know but the soft glow that a beeswax candle gives off definitely sets the mood.
BEEKEEPER'S NOTE: Melting wax for candles fills our home with the heavenly scent of the beehive that makes this work so pleasurable.
Bees Wax Decorative Ornaments or
Bars (1 ounce) $3
For decoration of a special packaged gift or on a Christmas tree or raw wax for making your own lip balms, candles and furniture polish, we have bees wax in one ounce blocks. Don't forget you can use beeswax to un-stick a drawer, condition a wood cutting board, polish concrete counters, waterproof leather or make a mouth piece for your digeridoo
BEEKEEPER'S NOTE: Beeswax is produced by young worker bees between 12 and 17 days old in the form of thin scales secreted by abdominal glands from which they build hexagon shaped honeycomb cells. To produce their wax, bees must consume about eight times as much honey by mass.
Our WNC bees collect nectar from tree flowers like locust, tulip poplar and sourwood. With our fields of gardens, blueberries, wild blackberries and cover crops of scarlet clover and buckwheat, this mountain honey has unique flavors.
We only sell honey from our own beehives and with limited supply. Custom made labels in cute gift jars for your party favors (custom orders) or by the 1/2 pound ($5) or one pound($10).
BEEKEEPER'S NOTE: We enter our honey in the WNC State Fair and the Black Jar contest by the Center for Honeybee Research and have been known to win ribbons!
Honey Soap $4/chunk or $5/hexagon
The real goat milk soap so nourishing for skin is made with Farmer Jane's help (she has the goats) but with our award winning honey and prize winning wax. Pasteurized goat milk, water, lye, olive oil, palm oil, honey, beeswax, castor oil and organic oatmeal. No preservatives.
BEEKEEPERS NOTE: We love to use molds with bees on them because it makes such a unique gift for the bee lover!