We just had to share some fascinating facts with everyone about our clever bees.
Robin is the artist and drew our bee as well as the ‘skep’ a traditional beehive made from straw and we designed the text to follow a flying bee. Facts such as ‘a queen bee can lay up to 1500 eggs a day’ need sharing.
This is the second incarnation, a development of our first range and these are hand screen printed, on unbleached cotton, in Norfolk by Witts Design, our neighbour at a number of markets – we love to collaborate! https://www.wittsdesign.com/
Presented tightly folded with a corrugated card and label around this is a great present for anyone interested in bees.
We did sell one to someone who was going to embroider and paint the towel to use in the classroom – what a great idea!
These we love to make by decorating a sheet of ‘foundation’ wax with the finest dusting of glitter which highlights the spiral top to the wax and then hand rolling each candle.
It’s a traditional activity, cathartic and lovely for the hands. Foundation is the sheet of wax, imprinted with the honeycomb and given to the bees as a base for them to draw their honeycomb. For bees to make wax they have to consume vast amounts of honey; for 1lb weight of wax bees need to eat 5lb weight of honey (having collected and created it first of course). So we help them along by providing the sheet wax in a frame.
On opening the natural beeswax candles they smell beautifully of honey. The coloured options lose this sweetness during the processing and retain all the natural goodness of beeswax candles.
Beeswax is the ‘King’ of all waxes, it burns slowly with a perfect flame and beeswax are the only candles which apparently don’t pollute the atmosphere. In fact, they produce a negative ion when they burn thus making dust and pollen drop form the air. Are these the perfect candles to burn for hay fever sufferers? We think so!
230 mm x c 22 mm diameter or in old money 9″ tall x 7/8″ diameter
burn time c 3-4 hours
This intensive and luxurious hand cream really hits the spot for weary hands with the combination of essential oils and the addition of 5% urea, it is absorbed easily, leaving your hands feeling supple and pampered. The combination of our honey and beeswax with the essential oils ensure that even the weariest hands are revitalised in seconds.
Jasmine tones the skin, increases elasticity and is often used to help reduce scarring.
Lavender has a soothing and calming effect and also reduces rheumatic aches and pains.
Rosemary improves blood circulation and relieves rheumatic and muscular pain (as well as aiding memory).
Urea is famous for softening skin and being helpful for chilblains.
No wonder this is our favourite cream to make as the synergy between the oils is very special. It’s a truly effective cream which softens, nourishes, moisturises and protects.
Make this your hard working hands’ best friend. Keep it in your work bag, apron, garden shed, trug or nearby wherever you chose to spend your time.
We make this cream in 3 sizes including a large tin for best value
200ml tin £25.00
120ml glass jar £ 21.00
35ml tube £ 8.50
We also offer a multibuy
3 of our 35ml tubes for £22.00
Gift wrapping? If you would like this gift wrapping in a gorgeous soft cotton print bag, ribbon and gift tag then choose the ‘gift wrapping’ option for a nominal £1.00 charge. (the multibuy tubes comes as three tubes in one bag)
This luxurious lavender scented hand cream is absorbed easily, leaving your hands feeling supple and pampered. The honey and beeswax ensure that even the weariest hands are revitalised in seconds
Lavender is a classic, with its floral and herbaceous aroma has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves and skin as well as being known to relieve muscular and rheumatic aches and pains
It’s a truly effective cream which nourishes, moisturises and protects
Make this your hands’ best friend. Keep it in your bag, your car, your office, your garden shed, your cockpit, wherever you like to be, have some of this handy
120ml glass jar £20.00
35ml tube £ 8.00
We also offer a multibuy
3 of our 35ml tubes for £22.00 – great for a gift or for those who use a lot while on the move
Gift? If you would like this gift wrapping in a hand made cotton bag, ribbon and gift tag then choose the ‘gift wrapping’ option for a nominal £ 1:00 charge.
This effective face cream contains our combination of natural plant oils, specifically chosen for their moisturising properties, fused with our honey and beeswax, plus jasmine and rose.
Our creams last well throughout the day, suiting all skin types. Jasmine & Rose is particularly beneficial for mature and drier skin.
Apply morning and night, and whenever else you want to.
Jasmine is a great skin tonic, increases elasticity and can help with scarring.
Rose stimulates, moisturises and hydrates – particularly beneficial to dry or mature skin. Rose oil helps to reduce redness, fixes broken capillaries on the skin and all in all a fabulous general skin tonic
This cream received a commendation in the FreeFrom Skin Care 2014 Awards ‘Ladies Face Leave On’ class
Who doesn’t love a little extra help, especially when it smells this good?
60ml glass jar £ 22.00
35ml tube £ 12.00
Gift? If you would like this gift wrapping in a hand made cotton bag, ribbon and gift tag then choose the ‘gift wrapping’ option below for a nominal £ 1:00 charge.
Made to a traditional recipe combining our own beeswax with almond oil and a splash of vitamin E (wheat germ) – possibly the simplest and most effective lip and cuticle balm there is. We have deliberately omitted fragrance or flavour as we believe that folk are tempted to lick their lips more creating a vicious circle.
Our lip balm gently moisturises leaving a fine film of protective beeswax leaving lovely soft lips, just as nature intended.
The balm in the tin is softer than that in the stick so this is also superb for massaging into cuticles too.
Del Brown wrote a superb review about our lip balm – click on his name to read in full.
“….Not everyone wants a lip product with a fruity fragrance, so being fragrance free, both men and women feel comfortable using it. Unlike petroleum based lip balms that just form a barrier on the skin, the natural oils and bees wax in this product penetrate deep into the skin, hydrating dry lips and making them feel soft and comfortable.
This easy to use, fuss free lip balm is a winter essential and fully Del Brown Approved!”
15ml tin – £ 6.50 (a firmer lip balm is available in a stick).
The combination of natural seed oils, specifically chosen for their moisturising properties, fused with our honey and beeswax, create this luxurious, light and easily absorbed body cream
Jasmine evokes memories of summer evenings and gentle breezes, lifting the spirits, relaxing the body and dissolving emotional barriers. It is widely considered to be the most exotic and sensual of all scents and takes around 7.6 million flowers to produce one kilogram of Jasmine essential oil
All our creams last well throughout the day. Apply morning and night, and whenever else you want to.
It’s a truly effective cream which nourishes, moisturises and protects, and, as with all our creams, it is quickly absorbed without being sticky nor oily
200ml aluminum jar £22.50
A very mild natural gently cleansing low-lather soap with vegetable oils (certified organic), beeswax and essential oils
Geranium & orange essential oils are uplifting and refreshing as well as great for toning combination skin.
Available in 2 sizes
50g gift soap with bee design £4.50
50g soap with bee design, in a travel size Beeswax Wrap £6
90g oval shaped soap £6.00
A gorgeous body cream which luxuriously absorbs and moisturises the skin
The combination of natural seed oils, specifically chosen for their moisturising properties, fused with our honey and beeswax, create this luxurious, light and easily absorbed body cream.
Lavender has a soothing and calming effect on the skin and nerves, also relieves muscular and rheumatic aches and pains.
It’s a truly effective cream which nourishes, moisturises and protects, and, as with all our creams, it is quickly absorbed without being sticky nor oily.
We have changed our packaging from the 100% recyclable airless pumps as we do not wish to add to the recycling issues with plastic. The cream is just the same with an added 50ml content hence the price adjustment and smallest price increase all owing for the new packaging
200ml aluminium jar