Products of the Hive

Honey is probably the most well-known product of beekeeping, but our honeybees provide us with a variety of other products such as wax, pollen and propolis.

Here, you’ll find some useful activities to enjoy at home using products of the hive, written by our Ecosystems Trainer and Beekeeper, Lynda.

Rosemary Hand Balm

Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. Rosemary can help protect the skin and prevents signs of premature aging and is excellent at calming skin conditions such as eczema and acne.

Learn how to make your own rosemary and beeswax hand balm at home, which can be used after a day spent in the garden.

Beeswax Lip Balm

Using lip balm can help moisturise dry, chapped or cracked lips and this beeswax lip balm is made by using natural ingredients only.

Learn how to create your own lip balm at home with this helpful resource.

Honey and Clay Soap

Making your own soap at home can be a therapeutic activity to enjoy.

Learn the process of how to make your own honey and clay soap.

Beeswax Wraps

Beeswax wraps are a great alternative to single-use, disposable food storage.

You can use them instead of cling-wrap to cover food and keep it fresh, they’re also reusable and can easily be refreshed if the wax starts to wear.