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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.

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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.