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What’s in my Skin Cream?

What's in my skin cream

Have you ever looked at what’s in your skin cream? For many years, I worked in Pharmaceutical and OTC (Over The Counter) Marketing, developing and selling a whole host of products to go ‘in’ or ‘on’ our bodies. It was lots of fun – making money, beating the competition, seeing our new products fly off […]

Happy Vibes during Lockdown

Happy Vibes during Lockdown in Oxford

Maybe there are some Happy Vibes to be found, even in these strange times. 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 […]

Is Beeswax Vegan?

is beeswax vegan

Is beeswax vegan? is beekeeping cruel? Neve, my daughter, and I are Oxfordshire beekeepers – these are questions we are often asked. Beeswax is created, by the bees, from honey. They use beeswax to build their hives and to ‘cap’ the honey to seal it into the honeycomb – it is this ‘cappings wax’ that […]

Why Use Beeswax Hand Cream?

why use beeswax hand creamhand salve

Why use Beeswax Hand Cream? 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 […]

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 […]

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