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aaron alexander inspecting a frame to see what's up in the hive

aaron alexander inspecting a frame to see what's up in the hive

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thanks larken bunce, for this lovely shot of our home passionflower used for medicine making.

thanks larken bunce, for this lovely shot of our home passionflower used for medicine making.

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We strive to have something to delight the kitchen witch, herbal or culinary epicure and creative friend, at our home shop, open each Sunday from 1-4 pm, May through Thanksgiving each year. Our first open day this season is Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Products/Prices/Ingredients

Raw Honey in Mason Jars:                                   pints $14/quarts $21/half gallons $38

Raw Honey in Bulk Buckets: one gallons/12 lbs. $72 five gallons/60 lbs. $255 

Beeswax: pure, well-rendered beeswax is a miraculous thing, akin to a classic copal or myrrh resin. its fragrance is truly heavenly and gives us a scent of something greater then us that comes from flowers, the sun, the seasons and the true magic of the bees. we maintain a list of larger amount beeswax buyers and contact them each fall season when their bulk wax is ready for pick up. We sell smaller amounts of our wax in our shop in oz. size molds and one and one and a quarter pound-sized bricks.

Small Circle Molds: $3.50 - $6 Bricks: $16 - $19            

Propolis Extract: 2 oz. $21 a truly amazing substance, our extract is at a 30% strength level. for external and internal use. do a little research on this one before you use it willy nilly. it’s powerful stuff.

Infused Vinegars: $16.50   Lilac/Lavender, Rose/ Lavender, Wild Rose, Juniper Berry/Goji Berry/Purple Basil, Oats/Mints/Nettles                          

Infused Honeys: $16-$20  Lavender, Tulsi, Peppermint/White Sage/Rosemary and Cacao/Cinnamon             

Simple Tinctures: 2 oz. $18/4 oz. $32/ our own grown or ethically wild-crafted: boneset, calendula, costmary, elecampane root, hawthorn LBF, hops flowers, lemon balm, linden elixir, motherwort, mullein, mugwort, nettle, rose elixir, tulsi, sage, self heal-all heal,  scullcap, reishi, medicinal mushroom combo - turkey tail, reishi, maitake, wood betony, vervain, yarrow

After each season’s harvest from the hives and garden, its time to make potions. We offer a round of elixirs, cordials and syrups made to keep us healthy and happy through the long Vermont winters. Here are this years:

Sleepytime Syrup: a relaxing decoction of herbs with brandy and raw honey to help us relax and ease into rest.

Bitter Hounds of Hell: a blackcurrant and brandy-based elixir with some bitter herbs specific to hoarseness, throaty coughs and upper respiratory infections, with some nervines added to make being sick a little less awful.

Berry Big-Hearted Cordial: A tart hawthorn based cordial with blackcurrant, raspberry, sour cherry, blueberry, wild strawberry, elderberry and aronia berries, tulsi, lavender, brandy and raw honey. A delicious heart-aiding cordial packed with vitamins, minerals, and anthocyanins. You can sip it on its own or add a dash to mineral water or a glass of champagne.

Natural body care products, honey, the wood stove’s fiery heart and beeswax candles help us create and sustain cozy heart through the long Vermont winters. Finding, nurturing and keeping our connection to core in the dream time of winter in the northwoods is a challenge that feeds us to our core.

Our Natural Body Care Products are truly natural, made with whole plant infusions, spring water, carrier oils, essential oils, honey, beeswax, propolis, salts, seaweeds, vinegar, love and magic. Most of our herbs used are our own. Ingredients we need to buy are sourced for organic, fair trade, and sustainability.

Facial Rejuvenation Oil (FRO): organic carrier oils and 13 essential oils and raw honey. for dry, aging, irritated, parched skin. our best selling non- hive and honey product.

Royal Oil Cleanse and Treat: an essential oil free skin serum oil for sensitive skins that can be used interchangeably as an oil cleanser and moisturizer. An anti-inflammatory, soothing wonder.

Queen Bee and Rose Lavender Face Balms: wild-crafted and our own organically grown roses, organic indian green tea and soothing and nourishing herbs infused in organic carrier oils, with beeswax, for a rich buttery balm. use it over your other face treatments or on its own. adding a balm in these colder months helps to naturally protect and seal your skin’s mantle and you’ll see a difference.

Deep Green Oil: balsam fir, white pine, cedar and spruce tips solar-infused in organic evoo, jojoba and sunflower oils with oakmoss and balsam peru essential oils. Soothing, decongesting and magically protective. Worcester Mountain, we love you.

Ginger Moon Oil: organic jojoba, sunflower and grapeseed oils infused with organic ginger root, cacao powder, lemon balm and linden, with some soothing, balancing and relaxing essential oils. Originally made as a moon time massage oil, it’s also a great upset tummy rub, anti-nausea car aide or lovely body and bath oil. A personal fave, I like to massage some on my neck and chest as I go to bed to read.

Heal and Protect Body Butter: A winter balm version of our strongest treatment skin product for those with sun damage from over exposure, working outdoors or gloriously worshipping nature. We likely experience actinic keratoses, rosacea, age spots, wrinkles and other results of more uv damaged skin. Using strong infusions of botanicals shown by research to potentially delay, halt and sometimes reverse the progression of skin cell changes that lead to skin cancer conditions, It’s buttery, golden- green, strongly anti-inflammatory and kinda intense. Use it every day.

Toner: a standard for me, we always have a refreshing everyday toner for many skin types that incorporates the usual natural goodies -in our case, aloe, hydrosols, herbal infusions, essential oils and raw honey. It’s aromatherapy, balancing, hydrating magic.

Holy Hair products: An organic garden flower-infused vinegar rinse and an all-purpose grooming hair oil to keep us hair happy.

Bee Haven Deodorant: an au naturel approach to our pits, with aloe, propolis and antibacterial/microbial botanicals with a minimal, clean herbacious fragrance.

Magicals and Ceremonials

the use of plants for magic and ceremony is age old and an important part of our relationship with our green- spirit neighbors on earth. using plants for potions that assist our workings and healing cycles is a tradition to honor and respect.

Bath Salts: for purification, cleansing, letting go, or preparation for ceremony, we stock a changing variety of magical bath salts for more then relaxing and detoxification, though we’ll often have these, as well.

Body Balms: We stock one or two body balms intended to nurture our souls energetically. A favorite now is the sweet heart body balm with fair trade organic coconut oil strongly- infused with wild rose petals, tulsi, calendula and jasmine flowers. An energetic dose of high-vibrational flowery-soothing sweetness, it helps soften hard feelings and thaw out frozen hearts in scary times.

Spirit Smoke Incense: mugwort, rowan leaf, apple leaf, silver king sage, white sage, hawthorn leaf, berry and flower, lavender leaf and flower, hyssop, thyme, cedar, juniper berries, fir needles, elecampane flowers, staghorn sumac flower berries, calendula, passionflower, apple mint, costmary, propolis, white copal, frankincense, myrrh and pinon pine resin. designed to be burned on an incense charcoal, i adore our bioregional mixture of grown and wildcrafted plants with a few classic resins added in. to feed your gods, your ancestors, your helpful spirits.

“Recognize that peace is the wholeness created by right relationships with oneself, other persons, other life, Earth, and the larger whole of which we are a part.” an excerpt from the Earth Charter