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Stortford Honey Hand/Body Balm

  Thank you for purchasing our Stortford Honey wax bar.  In this post you will find the instructions on how to make your own hand/ body balm.  You will need: Stortford Honey wax  bar Storage pot 200ml Coconut oil Lavender Essential oil Double boiler  ...

Beeswax food wrap DIY sheet

  Thank you for purchasing our Stortford Honey beeswax bars. This instruction sheet will help you make your own food wraps. You will need: Double boiler Baking tray covered in tin foil Old pastry brush Stortford Honey wax bar Cotton Fabric   Stortford Honey...

Beebomb. Native, wildflower seedballs

Have you seen our Native wildflower seedballs? We think these are great.  Handmade in Dorset. With a mix of 18 British wildflower seeds and locally sourced clay. A very frightening 97% of natural bee habitat has been lost in the UK since WW2. 97%. These Beebombs are...

Honey jar air freshener

What can you do with your old honey jars? How about this for an idea? Fill your old honey jars 1/2 way with Bicarbonate of Soda Add 15 drops of lavender essential oil. Then with a hammer and nail, put some holes in the lid. Place your air fresher wherever it is...

Why Beeswax candles?

What is all the fuss about Beeswax Candles you may ask. The Honey bee will fly about 3-5 mile radius to collect enough nectar to produce approx 6lbs of honey, to produce approximately 1lb of wax!  For every 100lbs of honey the bees produce, the beekeeper can get...

Hand/body balm

Stortford Honey hand/body balm Stortford Honey beeswax has a moisturising effect that will also allow the skin to breathe.  The Lavender oil will help to soothe the skin along with the gentle scent of lavender to help you feel relaxed.   Items needed 200ml...

Recycled Honey Jars

I usually get customers returning their Honey jars to me,(thank you) quite often come home to find a box or bag outside full with Jars. Some of you may have noticed the hive out the front of my house?  Well it has been especially build by Mr Bacon for you all to fill...

Honey update for 2017

What a strange year 2017 has been for the beekeeper. A recent article in the BeeCraft magazine sums up the year.  They state that most of East Anglia has had a very mild winter which progressed into a pretty awful spring.  Cold winds kept the bees indoors as April...

Stortford Honey Lip Balms

Stortford Honey lip balm recipe   1 tablespoon grated beeswax 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 3-4 drops of Vit E oil   Directions   In a double boiler melt down the beeswax, add the coconut oil when almost all the beeswax has melted, mix together then stir...

Beeswax

Beeswax facts 100% natural, Honey and Pollen is consumed by the honeybee to produce the wax and approx 8 pounds of honey will produce 1 pound of wax. Another beneficial property of beeswax is its antibacterial properties similar to Honey.  Thats is why it commonly...

Bee Numbers Tumble

According the the BeeCraft Magazine this month, the National Trust have suggested that Strong grass growth caused by the Tenth year of unsettled weather, has badly affected both our butterflies and bee's.  As they are reliant on small plants that have been crowded out...

Bee’s Knees Prohibition cocktail

Has anyone had a "Bee's Knees" cocktail? It comes from the American prohibition era, The phrase "bee's Knees" is slang for "the best". Honey and Lemon was used to mask the taste of poor quality Gin. But try it today with a High class Gin, It fabulous. 2oz High quality...

Moustache and Beard wax

Looking for a present for the guy that has everything?  How about our Stortford Honey Moustache and Beard wax? We only use the wax made from our local Stortford honey bees, Coconut oil, and Vit E oil.  No added sent to fight with any other smells you have going on!...

House a Hive project

Our new product is called "House a HIve" Have you ever been fascinated about Honey bees but don't really want to keep your own bees?  Do you have the space to house a hive but would rather not do the handling of the bees?  Do you have room on your commercial property...

Echium Honey

Echium is a member of the Borage family.  Both have a beautiful blue flowers. Over recent time there have been a increased interest in the echium plant because the oil contains large amounts of gamma linolenic acid. Not only is it rich in SDA (omega-3) it also...

Borage Honey

What is so special about Borage Honey? you may ask During the Middle ages the blue flowers where picked for soups and salads for the calming effect it had on people.   In Modern times borage oil is what everyone is interested in, as it provides a rich source...