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Beeswax Helps Treat Burns

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Beeswax Helps Treat Burns

A human research study was done in 2014-15  to determine the effect of a beeswax, olive oil and Alkanna tinctoria (L.) Tausch mixture on burn injuries: healing, pain during dressing changes and duration of hospital stay. Alkanna tinctoria is another name for Alkanet herb or Dyer’s Alkanet, which is in the borage family.

This study was planned to investigate the effect of a mixture of beeswax, olive oil and A. Tinctoria (L.) Tausch on burn wounds to determine the impact on burn healing, pain during dressing changes and duration of hospital stay.

METHODS:

The study was conducted between May 2014 and August 2015 in the Burn Unit of Ataturk University Research Hospital. The sample of this experimental study consisted of 64 patients (31 experimental group and 33 control group) who met its inclusion criteria. While the specially prepared dressing material was applied to the experimental group, the control group was administered the clinic’s routine dressing. The injuries were photographed before each dressing. Each picture was uploaded to a computer for measurement with ImageJ software…

When a beeswax, olive oil and A. tinctoria (L.) Tausch mixture was applied to second degree burns, this accelerated epithelization, (growth of granulated tissue across a wound) reduced the pain experienced during dressing changes and shortened the hospital stay durations of the patients.

2 Kings 20:5

This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says:

I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.

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Hive and Honey BEEpothecary at Moonlight Market

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Sharing Bee Stories at the Columbus Oktoberfest

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Psalms from the Hive,

by Jeannie Saum

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Frantically cooking in two weeks time

Making more product and redoing signs

Gettin’ ready to go on the road, again.

Columbus Oktoberfest, here we come!

 

Clover, Bee, and Revery

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

 

We just finished  a great, but exhausting three days at the Columbus Oktoberfest, talking with people about the amazing honeybees.  It was exciting to share our knowledge of the benefits of hive resources – especially propolis – with visitors who stopped by our booth.  It’s fun to turn  people on to the benefits of natural resources put on this earth by our Creator.

We enjoyed meeting lots of new people and appreciated the support of friends and family members who stopped by to say hi or to help.  We met many other vendors – nice people who gave us lots of tips and suggestions for other shows.  We were even able to help a few other vendors out by sharing our wi-fi set up, thanks to our tech guru, Pete.   To top off our efforts, we WON the Best Decorated Booth Award from the Oktoberfest Committee!

This business adventure is fun, but can wear us out!  We are looking forward to a few weeks of rest and time to work on our houses, laundry and yards!  And maybe get away for a relaxing weekend camping trip!

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Psalm 128

Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor;  blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
Yes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
May you live to see your children’s children— peace be on Israel.

We Are Open for Business!

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Psalms from the Hive

 by Jeannie Saum

7:30 am and we’re on the road, By 9:00, unpacking the truck

Unload, set up, and pray for good luck!

Two customers before we were done, A sign of good things to come?IMG_1851

The whirlwind hit promptly at one, and didn’t let up until it was done.

No sitting or resting or lunch!

We talked and shared and met  new folks, interested in blessings from bee and hive.

We sold lots of products and spread the word

We dedicate these blessings to God!

Clover, Bee, and Revery

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

 

IMG_1850Today, we are recovering from our first business adventure, a whirlwind two days at the Lithopolis HoneyFest.  We are absolutely exhausted, but thrilled with our experience and success.  We are blessed!  We debuted our Hive and Honey BEEpothecary line of health and skin care products, and spent two propolis speechdays meeting new people and sharing the amazing benefits of honeybee hive resources.  Our products sold very well and we are thrilled with the response we got from customers.  We had two people come back the second day to report success and pain relief from using our products for just one day!

Our grown children were a great help to us – filling in when we needed a break, bringing us food, and drinks, loaning us a phone when we had cell coverage issues and just being generally supporting and encouraging.  Our friends came out to support and encourage us, too.  And we got to see lots of old friends and aquaintances and reconnect.  And the perfect ending to the weekend was what we believe was a God-inspired meeting of a delightful young couple who blessed us with their faith, openness, encouragement, and their prayers.  We have a feeling that blessings will come from this encounter and have plans to see them again.

We still need to unpack, but today we start thinking about next steps!  What do we do next?  How soon can we be ready to do another event?  What products do we need to make more off? What sold well or didn’t sell well?  How hard do we want to work?!customers

We have also been able to get our online store up and running.  It can be located through a link on the Our Products page of this blog.  Check out our all natural skin care and health products made with amazing honeybee resources!

We are truly blessed!  We aspire to share the blessing God has given to us in our natural world and the honeybee!

Psalms 84

 How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar,  Lord Almighty, my King and my God.

4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.

 

Beard & ‘Stache Wax Stick / Tin

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Harvesting Health from the Hive

by Laurie Dotson and Jeannie Saum

Beard & Stache Wax

Beard &Stache Wax

Great for softening, shaping, and taming men’s coarse and scratchy facial hair!. Beeswax-based with all natural ingredients, and propolis!  No added chemicals!  Wives and girlfriends will love the softness!  No more “scratchy” kisses when you kiss your honey! Two container styles -a flat tin for applying and rubbing in by hand or a roll up stick for hands-free application.

Ingredients: Beeswax, castor oil, propolis 

Disclaimer

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

This product is home  produced. Do not use this product if allergic to bees stings.

For research on propolis:

 http://www.greenmedinfo.com/search/gmi/propolis

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/390.html

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/honey/AN01799

Hive and Honey BEEpothecary

3320 Toy Road ~ Groveport ~ Ohio ~ 43125  ~ 614-450-2339

http://www.facebook.com/BEEpothecary

Psalm 133:2  

It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe.

Forming Hive and Honey BEEpothecary, LLC

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Psalms from the Hive

by Jeannie Saum

Excited ’bout the wonder

Of everything bee and hive

Want to spread the fascination

To everyone alive!

Clover, Bee, and Revery

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

 

The Saum and Dotson families are so awestruck with the benefits God has designed in the honeybee and their habits and treasures!  We  have decided to form Hive and Honey BEEpothecary, LLC to share this incredible knowledge and provide access to  quality  honeybee hive products, so that others can benefit from them.

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Our Mission

The mission of Hive & Honey BEEpothecary is to share our amazement of God’s design in the honeybee.

 Our desire is to  educate others about the usefulness of resources made in the hive and create health and skin care products so others can benefit from these God-created natural riches.

It is our pledge to conduct our families’ business in a God-honoring and morally sound manner.

 We desire to carry out creative, meaningful, enjoyable work to create a supplemental income for our families’ later years and give back 10% of our profits to support international Christian missionaries.

Stay tuned for information about the products we are making from hive treasures – honey, beeswax, propolis, and pollen.

Psalm 128

1 Blessed are all who fear the Lordwho walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house;your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
Yes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
May you live to see your children’s children—peace be on Israel.

Spreading the News about Valuable Hive Products

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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

 

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Propolis

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.

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