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 happy, messy hives

happy, messy hives

 summer bounty from the garden, the hives and the plants

summer bounty from the garden, the hives and the plants

 rose harvest in preparation for the making rose petal honey

rose harvest in preparation for the making rose petal honey

 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

 linden or american basswood just past peaking bloom in the la pierre apiary in chittenden county. the tree is at least two stories high and the size of a barn and seeing and feeling it abuzz with bees feeding on its flowers is a moment of sensory bliss and earth love overload.

linden or american basswood just past peaking bloom in the la pierre apiary in chittenden county. the tree is at least two stories high and the size of a barn and seeing and feeling it abuzz with bees feeding on its flowers is a moment of sensory bliss and earth love overload.

 calendula peaking in the garden

calendula peaking in the garden

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We strive to have something every kitchen witch, herbal culinary epicure or creative friend would enjoy, or want to gift a loved one, at our home shop, open each Sunday afternoon from 1-4 pm in our July through Thanksgiving season.

Products/Prices/Ingredients/2018

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 Candles                                                  a variety of shapes, sizes and prices

Bulk Beeswax Bricks when available small $14/ large $17            

Propolis Extract                                  2 oz. $22

Infused Vinegars $16.50                             Infused Honeys $16-$20              

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

In the fall, its time to make potions from our hives and garden harvests. We offer a seasonal round of elixirs, cordials and syrups annually - to keep us healthy and happy through the long Vermont winters.

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 nervines to ease coughs, irritated throats and upper respiratory infections. It makes being sick a little less awful.

Berry Big-Hearted Cordial - A tart hawthorn based cordial with our own organic and wild-crafted blackcurrant, raspberry, sour cherry, blueberry, wild strawberry, elderberry and aronia berries with tulsi, lavender, brandy and raw honey. A delicious heart-aiding cordial filled with vitamins, minerals, anthocyanins and phytonutrients for a long winter. Meant to be sipped on its own, it’s also delicious in mineral water, tea, or fortifying a glass of champagne.

Natural body care products and 100% beeswax candles help us create and sustain cozy heart and find and keep our connection to true core in the dream time of winter in the northwoods.

Natural Body Care

Facial Rejuvenation Oil (FRO): organic carrier oils infused with organic herbs, tinctures and 13 essential oils for dry, aging, irritated, parched skin; also an effective treatment for radiation burns from cancer treatment or to reduce old scarring. our best selling body product.

Royal Oil Cleanse and Treat: an essential oil free formulation for sensitive skins that can be used interchangeably as an oil cleanser and an oil serum. An anti-inflammatory, soothing, treating botanical wonder for those that react to many skin care products.

Capillary Love Tx Oil: a teeny drop or two gently massaged on areas of broken capillaries and large pores helps to reduce the appearance of these areas over time, while strengthening the walls of capillary veins and decongesting larger pores.

Queen Bee and Rose Face Balms: buttery lush organic carrier oils with strong botanical infusions in beeswax rich balms; wild-crafted and our organically grown roses with organic indian green tea and other soothing and nourishing herbs; designed to be used over your other face treatments or on its own; our skin gets especially parched in wood-stove heated winter houses and from outdoor work and play in the cold dry air of our 7 month winter/ balms help naturally protect and seal our skin’s own mantle, while the botanicals get held in by the beeswax. You can see and feel a difference in a week or so.

Deep Green Body 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. Feel and smell the magic of the evergreen forest with this soothing, calming, enriching body oil.

Ginger Moon Oil: Organic jojoba, sunflower and grapeseed carrier oils infused with organic ginger root, cacao powder and lemon balm with the addition of soothing, balancing and relaxing essential oils. Originally made as a moon time massage oil its also a great upset tummy rub, 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 that have more advanced sun damage from over exposure, working outdoors or simply worshipping nature who experience actinic keratoses, rosacea, age spots, wrinkles and other results of uv damaged skin. Using strong infusions of botanicals showing the potential to delay, halt, and in some cases, reverse the progression of pre-cancerous cellular changes in photo-damaged skin, it’s strongly anti-inflammatory and deeply moisturizing. Use it every day.

Toner: A refreshing everyday toner with aloe, hydrosols, essential oils and raw honey. Gentle, soothing and balancing for all skin types. It’s especially helpful to regularly use toners in our dry, woodstove-heated months.

Holy Hair products: A flower- infused vinegar rinse, an all-purpose grooming hair oil that’s great for curlies and a stronger treatment oil for areas of thinning hair.

Bee Haven Deodorant: an au naturel approach to our sweetly fragrant pits, with aloe, propolis and antibacterial/microbial botanicals and none of the very concerning ingredients. A minimal clean herbacious fragrance.

Many of our non-honey natural products are one time batches that are gone once they sell out. I can often make you more of something if you fell in love with it. Reach out with a message and I’ll gladly make you a personal stash.

Magicals and Ceremonials

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 this, as well.

Body Balms: We stock one or two body balms intended to nurture our souls. 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 flowery soothing sweetness to help soften hard feelings and 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.

“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