Carol Cottrill is a former president of the Maine State Beekeepers’ Association and has held a number of other positions within Maine’s beekeeping community, including president of the Western Maine Beekeepers’ Association. She’s been beekeeping for years and has dedicated a fair amount of time over the years to sharing her knowledge with other beekeepers. […]
My favorite kinds of candles are molded pillar candles. These are the beehive candles with the detailed bees on them, which you find at craft fairs and specialty candle places. These are the tall votive candles with the honeycomb texture. These are the roses, the light houses, the pinecones, and the pine trees. They can […]
Working with bees wax can be a sticky mess, leaving your kitchen and tools completely covered and potentially clogging your sink drain. Here are two things crutial to understanding bees wax cleanup:
DIY Mason Jar Candles have to be the easiest candles to make. I make mine with a combination of beeswax and coconut oil. They are long burning and great for gifts as well as emergency candles. The beeswax and coconut combination gives a light scent, but nothing overwhelming. I also find them to be very […]
There are so many uses for beeswax that go beyond beeswax candles and salves – those are fun but so are lotions and growing mushrooms and wood polish.
Until we became beekeepers, I never quite understood where beeswax came from and how it was processed. I was amazed at how easy it is to render beeswax from honeycomb! Here’s our tutorial on how to render beeswax