There are a multitude of arts & crafts associated with beekeeping.  Here are just a sample for you to try:

Candle Making

A great bi-product the bees produce is wax, especially after honey extraction.  So why not try making your own candles.  Beeswax burns hotter than other waxes so no unburnt toxins are released into your home.  The wax has a natural honey fragrance as it burns so there is no need to add scent which can be toxic when burnt.  Beeswax candles burn with a  bright flame and if made and burned correctly they do not drip wax. 
Making candles from Beeswax -Video

Beeswax Lip Balm

Lip balm is ideal to keep your lips soft to prevent chaffing….and inexpensive if you make your own.
How to make Beeswax Lip Balm – Video


A skep is a traditional way for beekeepers to collect a swarm.
How to make a Skep
How to make a Skep – Video


Mead is a fermented beverage made of honey, water, and yeast, often called “honey wine.” During the primary fermentation stage, the yeast converts the sugars in the honey to alcohol.
How to make Mead
How to make Mead – Video

We are fortunate that our Chairperson, Paula Little is an experienced and renowned maker of a wide range of exceptional Meads.  She has decided to share her secrets to spread the joy of this particular drink:
Paula’s Mead Secrets

Paula sharing her ‘secrets’ at the HBA Convention in Sept’23

Beeswax Cloth Wraps

Beeswax cloth wraps are a good choice for replacing cling film. These homemade food wraps are reusable and very quick to make.
How to make beeswax cloth wraps.


Both hard and soft polish can be made from beeswax.
Polish Recipes


A wide range of creams can be made using beeswax and recipes are readily available for various hand creams, hand lotions, aloe healing cream and ointments.
Here are some you might like to try.