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Beat The Winter Cough With Black Pepper and Honey

Honey and black pepper are the perfect combinations to mix together to keep that winter cough in control. The winter months bring about a host of ailments that affect millions during the cold months. The cough and cold are commonly brought on by sudden temperature changes of the seasons. This is the time of year that makes the flu and common cold more active and people more susceptible. Most people are affected by the indoor air quality during this season by Read More…

Extracting Beeswax From The Hive For Our Salve

Bees are amazing creatures that produces honey galore, but what about the wax? Honey is stored int he comb and the caps on cells that are used to retain it are made of beeswax. With a little effort it is possible to extract this amazing substance which we use in our salve. Here are some other ways beeswax is used today. Food production Skin cosmetics Skin care Crafts Pharmaceuticals Health products Wood care products Waxing of products Seals for official Read More…

Five Health Benefits Of Honey and Honey Salve To Humans

Honey Salve

Honey is one of the oldest sweeteners ingredients on earth. It has been used for thousands of years throughout civilizations all over the world. Honey usage can be traced back to more than 10,000 years ago in cave paintings according to the moment of science.com.  Honey is so good for the human body that we include honey-beeswax in our Honey Salve. This golden treat is a mainstay in our kitchen. There are many benefits to eating raw honey on a Read More…

Honey Salve Is The Miracle Cure For Winter Dry Skin

Dry Skin - Honey Salve

As temperatures drop this fall heading into the winter season, we tend to look forward to hot chocolate, warm fires and the holiday season. One thing that we over look during this season is dry skin care. Honey Salve is a great way to treat dry skin during the cooler and dryer months. Lower temperatures mean lower humidity levels in New England. As the outside air becomes cooler, water evaporates from the skin according to Jessica Wu of Everyday Health. Read More…

Peripheral Edema: What Is It? How Do You Treat It?

Peripheral edema is an accumulation of fluid that causes swelling in tissues that are perfused by the vascular system in lower limbs. You typically see this in legs and feet. It is not limited to those limbs, but those are the most common areas that you see fluid swelling. The Human Body is an amazing complex machine that is mostly comprised of 55% – 60% water. Water in our bodies flow throughout to keep cells and tissues moist. Our joints, Read More…

What Essential Oils Are Good For Healing Eczema?

Essential Oils

The word eczema is derived from the Greek word which means “to boil out.” This is a skin inflammation that can be quite painful for the person suffering from eczema. There are different types of eczema, but anyone that has sensitive, itchy skin may be suffering from eczema. Many of the symptoms are red, warm skin, dark discolorations, rashes, swelling, blistering, peeling or oozing. Eczema depending on the severity of the inflammation can become debilitating for some people. Many things Read More…

Four Natural Ways to Look and Feel Healthy Again

Feel Healthy

I became interested in natural skin care after years of using over the counter products that didn’t work well. I was raised around bees and the beekeeping culture and have always been fascinated with bees, honey, beeswax and other natural products. There are many products on the market today that claim to give you radiant skin but only affect the surface of your skin. One of the benefits of using beeswax is the honey properties that heal skin. Here are Read More…

Bee Support and Preventing Swarms

I love this time of year when the dandelions are out and my bees are springing into action! I check on them frequently to see if things are buzzing along smoothly and to make sure the brood are healthy and multiplying. This is the time of year, at the beginning of our warm seasons, for me to play the role of support staff for the hives: making sure they have food (sugar water and pollen patties as needed), looking for Read More…

I Discovered A New Type of Honey In The South Islands of New Zealand

I Discovered A New Type of Honey In The South Islands of New Zealand - Best Bee Savvy

I had the great opportunity to spend the month of February traveling the North and South Islands of New Zealand. I was able to visit several Manuka honey shops and bee yards, mostly on the North Island. However, it was not quite harvest time, and I was not able to see the Manuka flowers in bloom. I found tasting and learning about Manuka Honey most interesting.  Manuka honey’s healing properties are different from the honeybees here in Vermont. I have to Read More…

5 Amazing Facts About Honey Bees and Honey

Honey bees are wonderfully complex creatures of the animal kingdom! I find everything about beekeeping truly fascinating and fun to do! Over the years I have learned many interesting facts about bees – here are my most recent top five; Fact 1 – At one to two days old, young bees spend their time cleaning their hexagonal cells. They start with the cell they are born in and their activity helps keep the brood warm (more on climate control later). Read More…

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