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History of Beekeeping

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History of Beekeeping

There is a lot of discussion about how long bees have been around on the planet. Some sources claims about 40 million years, others state there are fossilised remains of honey bees dating back to 150 million years.  Egypt  The earliest known record of humans keeping bees dates back 10,000 years. Prehistoric drawings of bees have been discovered in Spain. It believed to be around 7,000 years old and appear to point out a form of beekeeping. In Ancient Egypt, the title of ‘Sealer of Honey’ was used during the first dynasty. In the Old Kingdom pictures of beekeepers and...

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Beeswax Candles 101

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Beeswax Candles 101

Everyone loves a good candle moment when they want to unwind and relax after a hard day. Candles create a calm environment and help to reduce stress. The flickering candle creates ambience, while a scented candle sets the mood. Unfortunately, the majority of popular scented candles contains paraffin wax which releases toxic compounds in the air, such as benzene, acetone and toluene. As a result, not only the paraffin candles affects the environment but our health, too. Fortunately, there are alternatives and beeswax candles are one of them. Beeswax is an all-natural, non-toxic wax substance and can be used for...

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RAW HONEY VS STORE HONEY

Raw Honey Benefits

RAW HONEY VS STORE HONEY

So, raw honey – what kind of honey is it?   We believe the quickest answer – it is “as it exists in the beehive”. It is made by honey bees and we simply extract it from honeycomb to the jar by filtering honey to remove small bits of debris, including pollen, beeswax and parts of dead bees. And THAT IS IT! We do not pasteurize the honey. Once strained, our raw honey is ready to be used!   When it comes to regular or store bought honey, the production involves several more steps before it is bottled — such...

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We Are Now On Youtube!

We Are Now On Youtube!

Hello friends! 🐝 We are delighted to announce our channel on youtube is LIVE! :) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBQw4p4ac-AKjL348wtGIeg We will try and upload as frequently as possible but the raw honey and beeswax candle production is finally ramping up! Due to bad and unpredictable weather (climate change is real!) we had some breathing time to do extra preparation for the peak season so now full steam ahead :)) Check out our first video of the Wild bees following us into our home property!      Thank you! And hope to see you soon! :)   Honey Lit

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Coming Soon...

Coming Soon...

We are so busy preparing for another season of delicious raw honey, beeswax candle and caring for bees - we never got around to start a proper blog :( But as the saying goes "you never fail as long as you keep trying" :) We will try and get the blog running again (maybe after this season). Taking lots of pictures and making general notes - maybe someone will find our beekeeping ways somewhat interesting. All the best! Honey Lit

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