What is a Bombette to do for her honey? Get him a Bee Farm, of course!
Back in December, I began the process of installing honeybees in Malibu so I could make Honey for my Honey! I created beautiful jars, customized a logo and it was only until recently that my husband and I suited up and shared our first apiculture experience together!
The process of keeping and maintaining bees is actually quite simple when you compare it with the incredible impact it has on our world! Bees play a crucial role, not only in the homemade face masks and body scrubs I create, but in pollinating our food and the food of animals that we then consume! So without them, our ecosystem would deteriorate and we would not have the fruits and vegetables that we eat today!
This gift is not only a wonderful addition to our Malibu community, but more importantly, the sweetness that bees bring both inside and outside our home was a metaphor for the sweetness my wonderful husband brings to our family and so many others.
In addition to the honey that bee’s produce, they also produce something called Royal Jelly which contains insurmountable health benefits and is a NECESSITY for EVERYONE. In terms of daily personal care, if I had to place this in an order of importance, it would go: (1) sleep, (2) water, (3) royal jelly. It is more important than any daily multivitamin or supplement and I use it EVERYDAY for health and beauty! Royal Jelly is a special substance secreted by worker bees for the queen bee to eat. It has more nutrients than honey and contains certain proteins that:
- Increase fertility
- Increase metabolism
- Increase collagen production
- Increase stamina
- Regulate insulin levels
- Regulate hormones
- Aid weight loss
- Boost immunity
- Ease menopausal symptoms
- Decrease acne
- Fight cancer
Although we make our own, you can buy this in most health foods stores like Whole Foods. I also really like another honey product called Bee Panacea. It contains a mixture of royal jelly and other superfoods and it is SO unbelievably nutrient-dense, you almost don’t mind the astronomical price!