Beekeeping Runs in the Family

This is a picture of my husband’s grandfather, John, in his apiary in Serres, Greece sometime during the 1950’s.  My husband knew his grandfather had bees at some point in his life, but he had never seen a picture until very recently when his brother found this.  Who knew beekeeping ran in the family!



Honey scrub

I came across this honey scrub in one of my beekeeping magazines and thought what a great holiday gift idea this would be.

Honey Scrub

2/3 cup honey
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp almond oil
1/2 tsp rosemary essential oil
1/2 tsp lavender essential oil
2 tbsp dried lavender
1 tbsp dried rosemary

Mix almond oil, sugar and honey together.  Add essential oils and mix well, then add in the dried herbs and mix.

If you don’t like lavender or rosemary, don’t worry, you can substitute with which ever oils and herbs you like the best.  The idea is to use scents that are relaxing and soothing.

Spoon mixture into an airtight glass jar and decorate with ribbons.