Psalms from the Hive

by Jeannie Saum

Measure out those hive treasures,

Propolis, honey, wax.

Heat it, stir it, pour it in a jar

Try it, use it

Amazing results!

Clover, Bee, and Revery

Reverie (revery) –(n.) state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing; a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea


propolis in the hive


As we have  become more involved in our beekeeping , we learned about all the ways we could benefit from the treasures of the hive – honey, propolis, pollen, royal jelly, and beeswax.   We started  making and using health and skin care products containing hive products for our own use and were amazed at the results.  We began sharing our knowledge and excitement with friends and family, and soon they were asking to try our creations.

As people have used our honey, beeswax, and propolis items, they’ve been sharing their personal anecdotes of success with us.  Their satisfaction led to requests for more and more products.  At this point, we realized that we had a valuable, beneficial, and in-demand collection of products.  After much discussion and prayer, the Saums and Dotsons have decided to take our production

A big batch of lemon balm in olive oil

A big batch of lemon balm in olive oil

of “value-added” hive products to the next level by forming an LLC, and marketing our products as Hive and Honey BEEpothecary.

We are working on producing a line of dietary supplements containing propolis, honey and pollen; and skin care products made of beeswax, honey, propolis, other natural ingredients and healing herbs, – many of which we grow ourselves.  We are creating these items with no added chemicals.

Soon, we will be launching our line of products and selling them at local farmer’s markets and Bee/Honey Fairs and on the web.

Stay tuned for more  information about the products we will offer!

Proverbs 31

10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.