Beekeeping can bring many benefits other than a great hobby and honey production. Follow Iain as he tries to build a socially responsible company helping disabled people make beeswax candles.
Iain continues to battle with the frustration of starting up a candle making business hitting trouble at every corner. Here he talks about his plans moving forward and how he still plans to succeed in his socially responsible candle making business
Beekeeping allows us to have not only honey, but also the wax. This is a story of how to make beeswax candles with molds and some of the difficulties I have yet to resolve.
Iain, working to build his socially responsible candle-making company, gets all his new equipment arriving from Holland.
We dipped candles from our hive's beeswax to celebrate winter. Candlemaking is a nice seasonal craft. Here’s how we did it, plus some tips to get you started.
From cleaning raw beeswax to enjoying the final product, Jennifer Ford of Bees of the Woods Apiary will take you step by step through the process of making beeswax candles.
Candlemas is an ancient midwinter holiday, when people would take inventory on their stock of candles, pantry food storage and hay in the barn to get the homestead through the second half of winter.
Connect together inexpensive mending plates to make these top-shelf candleholders--perfect for patio and porch dining. This simple project takes minutes and costs next to nothing.
Simran Sethi looks back at her New Year's resolution: to nourish herself.
Render beeswax from your wax cappings easily and inexpensively.
How to make beeswax fabric, an attractive alternative to plastic.
Worker B continues expanding product line with beeswax candles.
Perfect for an evening of socializing out on the deck or an intimate meal at a table for two, GoodLight candles keep the mood bright and the air clean and are now available both online and in stores nationwide.
GoodLight is first to offer sustainable, non-toxic candles for restaurants.
Making Beeswax candles at the Possibility Alliance allows member's to limit their use of carbon.
Use old jars to make these cute, inexpensive candle lanterns--for a fraction of what you'd pay if you bought them at the store.
Making tallow container candles out of bison fat.
How to make tallow candles from bison suet.
Celebrate all things beachy by making sand candles! Using paraffin, crayons and sand you can make a beautiful sand candle to commemorate a trip to the shore.
The no-waste way to render beeswax.
Jennifer Ford, of Bees of the Woods Apiary, will share how she uses honey and beeswax from her beehives to make useful and creative gifts.
Celebrate a technology-free Sabbath with a jug of organic wine, a loaf of homemade bread and handmade candles. Could you go 24 hours without your smartphone?
Turn terra cotta planter pots into candle holders. This super simple project is an inexpensive way to bring a little romance to your garden.
Get a glimpse of some of the unique exhibitors at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
Use herbs from your garden,vegetable oil and beeswax to make a solid perfume.
How to make candles you can really light from the peel of Clementine oranges. A wintertime craft...just oil and an orange peel!
Check out Annie B. Bond's list of 11 easy tips for making your kitchen more healthy and safe, from Care2.
Simran Sethi looks into the furniture and logging industries.
There's honey in the hive, peaches on the trees, and food on the table, but it's still a long way from self-sufficiency.