The straw skep is a familar part of a Bee Keepers equipment. Presently, they are used to gather summer swarms but in the past skeps were used to hive bees all year long. The word skep is thought to have come form a Icelandic Norse word "skeppa" meaning a straw basket and grain measure, their original purpose was that they measured a half bushel of grain. Saxon beekeepers were thought to to using skeps to hive bees in the time before 400 AD.
Honey is antimicrobial, Beeswax protects your skin, Propolis heals, balances and restores , Royal Jelly is anti-aging, Pollen aids in reducing wrinkles and increases firmness, Sunflower seed oil helps skin retain moisture. On the skin, raw honey is a powerhouse, rich in enzymes and nutrients, capable of deep, anti-inflammatory moisturization. It’s even shown to balance skin pH and fight off signs of premature aging, like wrinkles. Royal jelly drastically increases the moisture content of the skin, increases collagen production, and actually promotes the regeneration of skin cells! Bee pollen moisturizes and tightens pores and promotes stronger connective tissue. Propolis is great for locking in the skin’s moisture and fighting acne-causing bacteria naturally. It can also help with scrapes, minor burns, and pesky cold sores.
Taos Bee Flower is hand made body care for the whole family. Taos Bee ingredients are perfectly engineered by bees and nature. They coax and craft their products with pure love and panache into their bio-degradable packaging, and buzz them off to your hive with a wiggle of joy. Taos Bee Flower strives for sustainable, bee-friendly practices and packaging. They believe in a future where everyone can thrive. The hand made and packed products are beneficial to your body. Made with pure pollinator power, they are soothing, and soften the skin. The more we know about Honeybee ecosystems, their relationship to our environment, and our food, the better we can assure their success.
At Taos Bee Flower, every year, they donate at least 1% of thier annual sales to organizations dedicated to protecting, preserving and restoring the natural environment and saving the bees! We in the US are currently witnessing a worrisome decrease in the population of honey bees…yes, honey bees. Honey bees may sting in auto-defense, so some of us have a fear of them, but they are not aggressive in your midst, and they are of great importance to agriculture. One of the best ways you can help the bees is to plant clean forage for them. Clean forage is free of insecticides. Forage includes all sorts of flowering trees and plants.
Taos Bee Flower's Mission Statement: Treat bees with compassion, not chemicals. Beekeep in a biodynamic manner. Leave 50% of the honey to overwinter. Provide bees with organic forage. Healing and hydrating skincare and Chemical-free skincare. Hand-crafted in small batches. Woman-owned! Taos Bee Flower uses compostable or reusable containers, it is a 100% solar energy company, using recycleable packing materials, generating minimal waste, and using minimal plastic.