Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Adams Media (June 18, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 8 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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This is a great primer for many of the products from a honey bee hive. The authors have compiled an excellent collection of recipes and techniques for making candles, soap, lip balm, salves, not to mention some mouth watering recipes (both sweet and savory). The book provides a springboard of ideas that will allow the reader to understand and if interested explore the specific interest areas.I was especially impressed with the way the authors described the processes, and clearly marked the care and safety concerns when working with bees wax and lye. No punches are pulled, and descriptions of what could happen if done the wrong way are matter of fact, without scaring the reader.From the Kindle edition, I wish there were more photos to show in process and end results, but it works. The other issue I wish was pointed out was how the properties of honey can change when heated. If local unprocessed honey is used, and heated above 140, the helpful anti-oxidants are compromised, leaving a wonderful tasting experience, but reducing some of the health benefits.All in all, a great book, and I am looking forward to trying some of the recipes.
The book has many different ways to use honey. There are food recipes, body scrubs, lip balms, candles and more! It is packed with great ideas and great directions. This book is great for adults and children. I've tried many of the body care products and even adjusted them to suit my needs. I recommend this book to cooks, crafters and honey lovers.
This little book, while only 150 odd pages, is thoughtful, concise, well written and seems very well developed. As a practicing herbalist, its always good to find books like this with extra ways to use my 'craft', and remind me to branch out back into using lye in my soaps. I used to use beef tallow and lye when I was back on the farm 20 years ago, and got away f.rom it, but was reminded that my soap then was as good as the soap I make now without the lye. Some of the actual recipes are very good, and the use of honey and beeswax is always a plus in remedies or cooking for sweetness. I enjoyed reading this book cover to cover, and will probably incorporate some of their ideas into my 'recipes' for my salves and lip balms. Great book. Thank you.
This book is everything the reviews I read said it would be and more. I have already done several of the projects in it. Since my son and my significant other are beekeepers I look forward to making good use of their honey and wax. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
Great book. I bought it for a Beekeeping club gift exchange and everyone there loved it. It was passed around by the beekeepers and heavily discussed. Keeping bees means you always have a lot of excess honey, beeswax, propolis, etc. This book really helps you out with ideas on how to use your by products without waste. I'm glad I picked it up.
This is a great book especially for a novice such as myself ... I am still reading through it but am already planning how to use the honey , wax etc ...
It covered a lot of bee hive products, not just wax. I love the recipe chapter.Great overall info and lots of uses.
This is a very informative book for those who enjoy crafting with beeswax, and for those who love just plain honey.
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