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Beehive Alchemy: Projects and recipes using honey, beeswax, propolis, and pollen to make soap, candles, creams, salves, and more

Beehive Alchemy: Projects and recipes using honey, beeswax, propolis, and pollen to make soap, candles, creams, salves, and more

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By Petra Ahnert

From crayons to cough drops, cookies to candles, Beehive Alchemy offers a comprehensive introduction to incorporating the miracle of bees into everyday life.

Beehive Alchemy is a continuation of Petra Ahnert's best-selling Beeswax Alchemy. With this new book, beekeepers (and bee lovers) will learn about the benefits and attributes of beeswax, honey, propolis, and more alongside a full range of projects and techniques to process and harness the amazing gifts of bees. Inside, you'll find instructions to make Ahnert's award-winning hand-dipped birthday candles, the classic French dessert canele bordelais, and much more, including:

Alchemy for the Body
  • Liquid soap with honey
  • Beard balm
  • Olive and honey lotion

Alchemy of Light

  • Taper candles
  • Tea lights
  • Pillars

Alchemy for the Home

  • Furniture polish
  • Waxed cotton food wraps
  • Woodcutter incense

Alchemy in the Studio

  • Beeswax crayons
  • Encaustic
  • Batik

Alchemy in the Kitchen

  • Cookies and candies
  • Beverages
  • Fermentations

Whether you keep bees or just love them, Beehive Alchemy will become your go-to comprehensive guide for hive-to-home creations.


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