Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for so many us. From the lights, decorations, the music, the smells, to family time, delicious food, gifts and the unrivalled excitement of Children. It’s often a time to forget life’s worries and be together in joy and happiness.
Amongst all of the magic, the backyard cricket and the food comas, the ugly side of the Christmas is often out of sight, out of mind.
Mother's Day is rapidly approaching, and while normally we can head out and peruse the shops for inspiration- Covid-19 is changing the way we shop at the moment. We are lucky that we have dropped to level three which means businesses that sell 'non-essential' goods, such as myself, are now allowed to ship our products again.
It is more important than ever that we support our small, NZ businesses while we get back up and running.
came across a post from The Bartlett Bee Whisperer and I had to share some of his lessons learned from the hive regarding community.
- The individual bee is vested in her hive. Everything she does is for its betterment. She works tirelessly to serve others and strengthen her hive, caring for both the young and old.
- Scout forager bees find new plots if flowers bursting with nectar and come home to share it with others waiting for directions to the new food. "I found something wonderful and everyone who can, should go and get it".
- Share what you can. Honey bees share their nectar with other bees and even with their enemies - the small hive beetles. If the beetles are hungry and go through the same begging notions drone honey bees so, the enemy will be fed.
Valentines day certainly can be a huge commercial drive that pushes us to buy things we don't want or need. But if we remember the sentiment behind the day it really is worth celebrating. Modern life is busy..some would say chaotic, and it is easy to get swept up in the routines and hustle and bustle of daily life, work, kids, cleaning, cooking, after school activities.. we often loose sight of the little things that keep us connected to our partners.
I thought it was worth sharing some inspiration for ways to show your love in thoughtful, meaningful ways that won't break the bank.. no grandiose declarations of love with expensive gifts of diamonds and pearls or new golf carts suggested here I promise.
Each of us is the sum of the habits which we practice over and over. Becoming aware of our thoughts, beliefs, and actions is the first step to changing behaviour.
It doesn't have to be hard or complicated. Small but meaningful change is much more lasting and impactful then empty, grandiose actions.
There are 5 areas of our lives in which it is possible to make simple adjustments to live in a more eco-friendly and sustainable way. I have put together some simple suggestions to help you do so:
It is so easy to get caught up in the commercial wave of excess at this time of year, feeling that everything has to live up to some perfect ideal of what Christmas should be, only to wake up on Boxing Day feeling exhausted relief that we got through it all!
My heart aches when I imagine the landfills filled with piles of wrapping, ribbon, broken plastic decorations, packaging and unwanted gifts the week after Christmas.
The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way!
I wanted to share a few ideas to help you celebrate Christmas meaningfully and sustainably this year.
love what I do.
In a small but important way, I help people reduce their household waste, live more sustainably and care for our planet.
My journey started a few years ago when I was left feeling very disappointed with the reusable beeswax wraps I had bought. They no longer stuck and weren’t keeping my cheese fresh.
I’m not one to give up easily, so after months of research, trial and improvement I created wraps that worked really, really well. I was so thrilled and just had to share them with others to help them live a better life too.
For a long time I was emptying the mail from my mailbox every day and taking it straight to my recycling bin. The catalogues seemed to come in faster than we could flick through them and leading up to Christmas, the amount of junk mail that came through was just overwhelming!
Many people have heard the buzz about beeswax wraps but are still a bit nervous to try them.
How do they work? How do I use them? What’s the right way to clean them?
These are just some of the questions new customers ask me so I have put together a simple guide to using and caring for your Bee Green Food Wrap.