The color of honey comb can vary greatly depending on how much its been used by the honey bees. When the our little alchemist, along with her sisters, begin to build comb, it is almost pure white, as you can see from this piece which was only a few days old when we moved our… Continue reading Honey comb, perfume and related ramblings
Last weekend was packed with three different bee related happenings along with lots of writing for aromatherapy journals and projects. Read my latest contribution to Fragrantica here. Most people rest on the weekends, not me, I must be part feral bee! Yes, I said feral, because they work much harder than the European honey bee.… Continue reading Busy as a Bee
It took awhile for me to get this together and I am still working out some of the details, but, for the most part they are ready. Introducing the little round bee lockets with perfumed felts! In the early nineties when I was first introduced to aromatherapy I wore a filigree locket necklace that had… Continue reading Little Round Bee Lockets finally get perfume!
The scent of honey emanating from our two hives has been pretty overwhelming for the last several months. Almost every time we go outside the fragrance of a sweet, slightly salty aroma wafts our way. This enchanting tang is most prevalent in the afternoon when the pacific ocean breezes start to move northward through the… Continue reading Spring Honey Harvest
The little round lockets are back in emerald green, teal and purple. I’m working on a little scent insert for them but haven’t quite perfected it yet. Also back in stock are the Purple bee and Chiaroscuro perfume lockets. In the meantime Greg and I are finishing up the Vespertina Lookbook to coincide with the… Continue reading Gem-toned bee lockets are back!
Mellifera, meaning Honey (melli) Bearing or Maker (fera) is the second part of the name for our little honey bee. The entire name is Apis mellifera, apis being the genus. I began the fragrance Mellifera in the summer of 2013 for the HoneyLove Wax Symposium held in Culver City. The fragrance is based on everything… Continue reading Introducing Mellifera
Yesterday morning, in downtown Los Angeles, the City Council approved a study to be done to approve urban beekeeping. This monumental event was in most part done by the efforts of Rob and Chelsea MacFarland of Honey Love. This comes on the heels of seventeen councils within the city of LA voting in favor of… Continue reading Bee Guardians
1) “O, how shall summer’s honey breath hold out…” (Sonnet 64) 2) “We bring it to the hive and, like the bees,“Are murdered for our pains.” (Henry IV) 3) “The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness.” (Romeo and Juliet) 4)”…For honesty coupled to beauty is to have honey a sauce to sugar..” (As… Continue reading Bee references in Shakespeare
This Saturday is the annual HoneyLove Wax Symposium, I’ll be leading a class for the event titled “Scent and the Honey Bee” at the Culver City Headquarters here in LA. Where: Honey Love: 5950 W. Jefferson Blvd. #8, Los Angeles, California 90016 MAPWhat: Learn how to make natural, solid beeswax perfume based on scents related to the… Continue reading HoneyLove Wax Symposium
The amethyst cases came and went and will come again, here she is looking mighty fine with Vera.