Chocolate Mint Moisturizer Bee Balm

Where to begin: My first attempt at using beeswax was to make a skin balm for my daughter. She had suffered for months with extremely dry and cracked skin hands. We had tried all my wife’s expensive hand creams to no avail. Within two days of using a very basic bee balm we were able Read More

Making a SCOBY:(in a cold climate)

Cold Climate Kombucha When I first started researching how to brew my own Kombucha I realized that the current temperature that we keep our house at in the winter is about 2°C colder than the recommended brewing temperature. It would be very difficult to get the SCOBY to produce the reccommended 1/4″ SCOBY mother. Not Read More

Fermentation Fanatic

It didn’t take long to become a fermentation fanatic. In November I had some deeply caramelized honey. When I was trying to remove the wax capping from the fall honey harvest I used the oven to melt the wax through a cheese cloth. This removes all the debris and renders the wax usable for things Read More