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Pause for Thought in Oxford

Pause for Thought in Oxford

I was recently asked to write a ‘Pause for Thought in Oxford’ for our local BBC Oxford Radio, I was really flattered … but perhaps a bit overwhelmed as to what on earth I could talk about that people would want to hear! So I went for a run with Bella, our lovely dog, to […]

Why Use Hand Salve?

why use hand salve

Why use hand salve? Hands have a tough time – especially at the moment with all this extra hand washing and sanitising we’re doing. The skin on your hands is as exposed to the elements as your face, yet your hands are one of the most neglected parts of your body. But why does the […]

How do I Create a Wildflower Meadow – Step 2 and 3

Creating a Wildflower Meadow

Back in Sprint 2019, we decided we wanted to do something more useful with the field in front of our house. With an interest in Nature Recovery and as a consequence of working with BBOWT, we decided to turn our old cow-field into a Wildflower Meadow. We’ve written a series of blogs to capture our […]

Why Use Lip Balm?

why use lip balm and why beeswax lip balm

Why use Lip Balm? Well, the weather’s certainly thrown a lot at us lately – strong bitterly cold winds, rain, hail. It all takes its toll on our skin and our delicate lips often take a real bashing in winter. So why are our lips different? The skin all over our body comprises three layers […]

St Valentine is Patron Saint of Beekeepers!

St Valentine's ispatron saint of beekeepers

Did you know that St Valentine is patron saint of beekeepers—charged with ensuring the sweetness of honey and the protection of beekeepers? Read on for a FREE Valentine Gift… So who was he? Valentine’s Day is named after St Valentine, most widely known as the patron saint of lovers – but what do we actually […]

Best Walks in Oxfordshire – Enjoying the Great Outdoors

More walks in oxfordshire

Earlier this year we published a post about dog walks in Oxfordshire. It’s been so popular we’ve decided to share with you some more of our favourite doggy hangouts for best walks in Oxfordshire The Wittenham Clumps are one of South Oxfordshire’s well-loved landmarks. Steeped in history and brimming with wildlife, these hilltops are great […]

Postcards of Kindness – Sending Happy Vibes

Postcards of Kindness

There’s a wonderful initiative called ‘Postcards of Kindness’ bringing smiles to old folk all over the UK We first came across it quite by chance at the Henley Craft Fair this August. For each Neve’s Bees sale, we give a bright and cheerful ‘Happy Vibes’ postcard. Seeing these cards, one of our customers had a […]

Flowers You Can Eat

Flowers You Can Eat

It’s surprising how many flowers you can eat!. Flowers have been used in cooking and as decorations for thousands of years adding colour, flavour, texture and of course therapeutic benefits. Today they can be found in a variety of restaurants around the world but you can also try some edible flower recipes at home. A […]

How to Create a Wildflower Meadow – Step 1

How to create a wildflower meadow

So, our journey on how to create a Wildflower Meadow begins…(thanks for BBOWT – Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust – for their help and advice on how to do this) Step one – cut the hay (and get rid of it!) Every June (normally on the Glastonbury Weekend) we have a party – Ross […]

How to Create a Wildflower Meadow – The Plan

How to create a wildflower meadow

The start of our journey for how to create a wildflower meadow… When we bought our house, it came with a field – we didn’t set out to buy a field so didn’t really have any plans! The field itself is approximately 6 acres of arable land on the edge of Oxfordshire. Since the early […]

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