Frequently asked questions
Why does honey crystallize?
Most raw honeys wil eventually crystallize. Certain factors such as nectar source, and temperature determine how quickly it will occur. Some nectar sources crystallize so quickly, they cannot be spun from the comb. I place these back in the hives for the bees to eat.
I don't see my favorite scent on your site. Do you take custom orders?
Yes, if we have or can get the essential or fragrance oil to make your favorite scented lotion, candle, we will happily make them for you. If we need to order a special oil, a minimum order may apply.
Where does beeswax come from?
Beeswax is secreted from the abdominal wax glands of honey bee workers. It forms tiny flakes on the underside of the abdomen, and is removed and molded by the mandible into the comb that makes up the hive, creating storage for honey, and cells in which the queen lays her eggs.
What can I do to help the bees?
Plant flowers that bloom in the Summer and Fall (there are plenty of nectar sources for them in the Spring). Give them a water source in the Summer, a pan of water with some sticks floating on the surface for them to land on. Avoid the use of pesticides and herbicides.