If you’re part of our local family, we’re happy to announce a few new products in store from Messner Bee Farm! Eco-friendly, handmade, focused on perfecting the process and reducing waste.. there’s just so many reasons to love Messner Bee Farm. They’ve expanded their hobby into a truely beautiful business creating natural bee products that support the bee population and focuses on keeping a healthy eco-system!
We are husband and wife beekeepers! We started keeping bees as an addition to our urban farm in 2012 and quickly fell in love with everything about the process. After a few years we used our stored beeswax and raw honey to make lip balm. It quickly took off and Messner Bee Farm is now a full time business with a farm store, production area and apiary. We feel privileged to be a part of the making process start to finish beginning with the bees building beeswax and gathering nectar in the spring. Beekeeping is endlessly interesting and challenging – a real labor of love. We harvest the wax and honey in late summer and use the supplies to make our lip balms. All of our balms in small batches and hand pour them to insure the best quality and craftsmanship. We take pride in providing something that is natural, useful and supports our favorite pollinators!
What’s All the Buzz about Bees?
In this day and age we can all do our part to support our local eco-systems and bees are a huge part of that! We’re sure you’ve heard the buzz.. but did you know that honeybees are considered keystone species? This means that for how small they are, they have a gigantic and important role in their eco-systems! With that in mind, we’ve picked up a few of our favorite natural bee products striaght from Messner’s wonderful collection! P.S. If you’re looking for a few other amazing & Eco-friendly items for your kitchen be sure to check out THIS blog post!
Our Favorite Natural Bee Products – Lip Balms!
Let’s start with what is sure to be your summertime favorite – Lavender Lemonade Lip Balm! It has a energizing lavender scent that is balanced with the sweetness of lemonade, it’s created with beeswax and raw honey sourced straight from their bee hives. Simple, moisturizing and natural. Grab these in store today if you’re spending the weekend outside -you won’t regret it!
In case Lavender & Lemonade isn’t your jam, we also have an Amish Rose Tinted Lip Balm! Amish Rose is a dark matte neutral that goes on shear giving you the perfect glow while it moisturizes. Making you look sun-kissed without any of the work!
Look For a Sweet Treat?
By far the yummiest natural bee product we have for you today is are the Honey Sticks! If you’ve never had one before you’re really missing out. Think pixie sticks, but instead of a powdery sugary mess it’s gorgeous yummy honey! This are a favorite with kids, or anyone look for a sweet treat in the afternoon. Honey sticks are a perfect a perfect workout pick-me-up or makes an amazing addition to your favorite hot beverage! The honey stick flavors are not only DELICIOUS but are free of artificial colors and flavors!
Bee Focused & Beautiful!
Lastly, if you’re looking for the best and prettiest way to support your local honeybees (and local business!) grab these Bee Garden Wildflower Seeds! Plant these wild flowers for a wonderful bouquet of color that the bees will LOVE. The seeds are easy to grow, the most important thing is that they receive at least 6 hours of sun and each packet contains a wide variety of annual and perennial flowers. These packets are a total crowd pleaser for you, your neighbors & all those bees!
Don’t forget to pop by the shop to visit us at our Boutique in Falls Church City! We are open in our NEW location. We’re right next to Panera and our Main Entrance is located on Pennsylvania Avenue! There’s even free parking in the garage right next door, so be sure to come by and say Hello!