Barr Bee Farm
The Barr Bee Farm was founded and inspired by the many health and healing attributes associated with the localization of Honey Bees and their production of honey and beeswax. Barr Bee Farm is committed to the organic management and treatment of Honey Bees to extract high quality honey and beeswax and encourage a healthier lifestyle.
Localized honey use, just one spoon full of local honey each day, is known to alleviate allergies brought on by flowering plants. The use of local beeswax in lip balms, lotions, and soaps (when combined with organic oils (essential) and other organic base oils) can also encourage an allergy tolerance, as the skin is the largest human organ.
Beeswax, when used in candles, produces a naturally pleasant smelling candle that is soot free. It is true, a candle made with beeswax will not turn the walls and ceilings in your home black with soot, unlike many non-beeswax candles.
The Honey Bee is truly one of the most amazing insects on Earth. Everything about a Hone Bee is healthy! Local Honey can boost our immune systems to better tolerate allergens. Beeswax can be blended into lotions, lip balms, and soaps - nurturing our skin in a way chemicals simply can not. Propolis and Bee Venom are currently being researched for their positive and often curative affect on many of our most aggressive illnesses and blood disorders.
9 Honey Bee Facts
1. The average worker bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her
2. A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.
3. The honey bee's wings flap incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second,
thus making their famous, distinctive buzz. A honey bee can fly for up to
six miles, and as fast as 15 miles per hour.
4. A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honeybees and one queen.
Worker bees are female, live for about 6 weeks and do all the
5. A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles, the equivalent of three orbits around
the earth to collect 1 kg of honey.
7. Each honey bee colony has a unique odour for members'
6. The queen bee can live up to 5 years and is the only bee that
lays eggs. She is the busiest in the summer months, when
the hive needs to be at its maximum strength, and lays up to
2500 eggs per day.
8. During winter, bees feed on the honey they collected
during the warmer months. They form a tight cluster in their
hive to keep the queen and themselves warm.
9. The honey bee has been around for millions of years