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No honey show? No problem-time to finally perfect a moisturising beeswax hand cream

posted Nov 1, 2020, 9:40 AM by Helen Mooney   [ updated Nov 1, 2020, 9:42 AM ]
Beekeepers are never stuck for a job related to their beekeeping.  Some are more pleasant than others and this time of year can be dominated by endless cleaning of equipment as well as rendering old beeswax.  But a more pleasant job is preparing beeswax cappings for use in candle making, other products for the show bench such as blocks or cakes of wax, and conditioning creams for wood or for humans! 

It took a couple of years believe it or not, what with sourcing recipes, reading the right books, perfecting the art of preparing very clean wax, sourcing ingredients, clearing the honey house to make way for cream making and packaging in a clean room environment, to finally being able to sample a really beautiful end result. 

We are not there by a long shot because, in the interest of safety, all cosmetics have to pass safety and labeling standards laid down by the HPRA (Health Products Regulatory Authority) and insurance has to be in place as well.  So keep an eye on our progress, it's going to take awhile, but I think it will be worth it in the end.