Well, lotion sticks are done! Same great ingredients as lip balm just slightly different formulation for texture and the addition of plant based vitamin E and glycerin. 15ml is the perfect take along size, I have been using as my only facial moisturizer for a few years now, also use on arms, legs, hands, lips!!! I love it, hope you do too!
This has been a busy year! We had a winter harvest, Spring harvest is happening... I am always amazed at the product, every hive is different, we harvested two boxes in Winter, one was dark espresso in color the other medium amber. Both were heavy in anise, complex, floral and incredible. Spring is light and sublime and SWEET! I know, it sounds silly to say honey tastes sweet but this really is sweet!
I have learned candle pouring, its fun and very messy. Not quite as messy as making salves and lip balms...
While we still crush and strain, we also have some hives that we spin, what I have learned from this is I waste a whole lot less product. It is a much cleaner product, more honey is removed from comb, wax is easier to process, while I lean to liking foundation-less, there is much to be said for spinning which means I need to learn to be ok with foundations.
The Flow Hive. We bought a Flow Hive first round, despite the fact we both have serious doubts strictly because it reminds us of Ross Rounds and well, Ross Rounds. Ours went up on a bustling hive a couple months back and only last weekend was there massive activity. Fingers crossed! Even if its as awesome as we hope, no, you will not catch me opening a valve to pour some honey on my pancakes.