This collection of bee related products was inspired after I noticed a swarm of bees across the road from my shop, a few weeks before Christmas last year.
With a curiosity to learn more about the life of bees, I decided to curate a collection of the most beautiful bee related products I could find, to honour these amazing insects.
Given that anything with a seed or pip has most likely been pollinated by bees, it resonated how important they are for our very own survival; and therefore the need to highlight their plight, and to learn what we can do to help ourselves, by helping the bees.
Here then is my selection of products, inspired by, with thanks, and ‘For The Love of BEES’.
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Apis Cera from Aix-en-Provence
We are delighted to introduce beautiful handmade candles and soaps, made from organic beeswax in the atelier of Apis Cera of Aix-en-Provence.
Natural beeswax is non-toxic, non-carcinogenic and non-polluting, so candles produced from beeswax burn cleaner and longer than other types of candles.
With the exquisitely subtle perfume of natural honey, let yourself be soothed by the light of the flickering flame of these exceptionally handcrafted beeswax candles.
There are two organic soaps in the Apis Cera collection : Imperial is made with argan oil and beeswax, and Majestic is made with lavender and organic honey from the Provence region in the south of France.
BEES UP TOP
Bees Up Top was founded by Jess and Luke, with an aim to increase New Zealand’s bee population by supplying healthy, happy hives to urban areas and to educate our future generations on the importance of keeping honey bees around.
They rescue bee swarms before the exterminator is called in and re-home them, and say their goal is to one day have healthy beehives in every urban area in New Zealand.