Pesticides? I don't think so.
It's been asked if we use pesticides in our hives. The answer is absolutely not! We do not use chemicals in or or around the hives, let alone on our property. We are very particular about what we use so that the bees are not exposed to anything harmful. In particular, when we treat problems in the hive it's with natural methods. For example, to treat for varroa mites we simply use powdered sugar. This is such a simple technique.
Powdered Sugar Varroa Mite Treatment
Sifter (plain ol' kitchen sifter)
Fill the sifter with powdered sugar. Open the hive. Sift sugar over the top of the hive so that it covers the bees. The sugar sticks to the bees, the mites fall off and can't re-enter the hive.
Voila! A simple, economical and pesticide-free way to manage your hive.
New Body Balms!
We have recently re-vamped and added to our hand balm line. We have just launched a new label, new sizes, and a new scent! Our original hand balm is now Bubba's Body Balm and comes in a 2 ounce size. And, you can now purchase The Queen's Balm, which has a very subtle chamomile and lavender scent.
You can use either balm from head to toe. Brighten tats, soften skin, use as a pomade, or simply put it on your hands and feet. It's a beautiful product in its simplicity.
Never tested on animals (although with the few natural ingredients that are in these balms it wouldn't harm an animal).
You can purchase one or both of them here!