I have been a busy bee making all my soaps and goodies over the last few weeks in preparation for an exciting summer – the amazing free River Festival Stratford-upon-Avon in July 5-6th and the first ever Home and Garden Event at Alscot Park July 17-20th – both should be fantastic fun to visit and to go as an exhibitor. I do remember doing lot of dancing last year at the River Festival, but that’s another story.
As I created scented loveliness in my workspace, I realised how much of what I do is dependent on bees.
My gentle and moisturising hand balms for gardener’s, lip balms for protecting the sensitive skin on our lips, Healing soap for caressing skin that needs gentle care and After Shaving balm for scraped skin – each product would be nowhere near as glorious without bees wax or honey.
Further, without the bees to pollinate the lavender, rose, calendula, rosemary and rose geranium flowers I couldn’t distil any flower waters and make essential oils.
‘For so work the honey-bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom. ‘
So a thank you to the bees….