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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why We LOVE Natural Beeswax

is beeswax vegan

Natural Beeswax – Why do we love it here…Most people know what beeswax is, but have you ever thought about what’s in it? Natural Beeswax is, ultimately, made from nectar. The nectar is gathered by honey bees – hundreds of thousands of honey bees – from a wide range of flowers and trees throughout the […]

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