Why is some honey “set” and some honey “runny?”

August 1, 2017 Beeswax Honey 1

People often ask us if Monte-Bellaria honey—which is sometimes dense and semi-crystalized—has “gone bad.”  The answer is definitely NO!  It is, in fact a sign that the honey that you’ve purchased is pure, raw honey. We’ve discussed before that raw honey is unprocessed.  In particularly this means that the honey: Contains many of the natural ingredients from the bee hive, e.g. beeswax, pollen, vitamins, nutrients and propolis (a reddish-brown tree sap that bees use to… Read more

Beeswax for Skin Care: Using Natural Solar Processing

May 9, 2017 Beeswax 0

When making organic, non-preservative laden soaps and balms, a key ingredient that helps with the beneficial qualities of moisturizing and healing is beeswax.  Beeswax is produced by worker bees which use it to build comb within their hives. The comb is used for rearing young, and for storing pollen and honey.  But after the honey is extracted, the comb itself contains the wonderful wax, which itself has many anti-allergen, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits for the… Read more