Merry Christmas from Shaffer Apiaries!! 🎄We have been so fortunate to have a wealth of love & support poured our way this year. With the completion of our 1st Christmas time selling our products we are tired, but oh so grateful for the amazing customers who chose our products to gift to the ones they love. With the business slowed to a rest we use this time to further reflect on the true meaning of Christmas & know that all things come from our Lord & Savior who was born into this world to redeem us all. Without His guidance and unending love we would not be where we are today. Take time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas & the gifts that have been received all year round in your life!! We are looking forward to 2018 especially with the new addition to our hive joining us soon! #merrychristmas#happybirthdayjesus#thereasonfortheseason#beekeeper#beekeeperfamily#familybusiness#familyfirst#shafferapiaries
Cheers! We ended the convention 🐝with an awards banquet!! Now time to get packed up & head home to finish up prep & then head to the @craftychicksroadshow Holiday Event on Saturday 🎄🎁🍯 Hope to see some of you there!
Shaffer Apiaries' 🐝skin & lip care sets are ready! Swipe 👈🏻 to see our hand/body scrub & lotion bar set as well as our lip/face scrub & lip balm set. Perfect for fall/winter birthday gifts or early Christmas gift planning! Gift wrapping is available in both 🍁 Fall & 🎄Christmas options! Now to keep prepping for next weekend's event! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Message for details & to place orders! This Saturday is the last delivery day till November 22nd due to our upcoming attendance at the California State Beekeeper's Association Conference next week! #beeswaxproducts#honeyproducts#beekeeperskincare#californiabeekeepers#beekeeperwife#beelady#localbusiness#shoplocal#shafferapiaries
Are you interested in natural homemade products that you know all the ingredients of because you made it in your own kitchen? Well how about a beeswax & olive oil wood polish/sealant? Super easy project & great way to treat your wood furniture now that the dust of harvest has settled. Here is a link to a diy recipe from The Modern DIY Blog (http://themoderndiylife.blogspot.com/2012/12/diy-beeswax-wood-polish-and-sealant.html?m=1) This recipe does not include essential oils, but lemon or orange essential oils are perfect to add a great clean scent as well as help with degreasing your furniture! 🐝 #beeswax#beeswaxproducts#diybeeswaxwoodpolish#thankthebees#allnaturalhomemadeproducts#beekeeper#beekeeperwife#bees#shafferapiaries
Can you believe it's almost the middle of October already! 🍁October is such a beautiful month. It is also a month with more meaning than just the start of fall, pumpkin patches, cooler weather & lots of honey 🍯 extracting. October is also Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month 💗💙, which has a special meaning to our family as we are an infant loss family. In honor of our daughter & 2nd born, Liberty, we remember all the beautiful babies gone too soon especially during this month of awareness. Show your honor for other Pregnancy & Infant Loss families by tagging them below 👇🏻 #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness#october#babiesgonetoosoon#weremember#familyfirst#shafferapiaries
In the U.S. there are more than 300 different varieties of honey 🍯😳 So how do you get different varieties of honey?
Flowers produce nectar in order to attract pollinators such as honeybees 🐝 The worker bees take this nectar & produce honey through a chemical process using enzymes from their hypopharyngeal glands. The varying shades, flavors and aromas of honey depends on the plant pigments and other materials that are contained within the nectar. This makes each variety of honey unique to its nectar source.
So, if you ever wondered how honey was created & why there are more than one variety, now you know!!! 😉👍🏻 #honey#honeyvarieties#naturalsweetener#bees#beefacts#honeybees#beekeeping#pollinators#rawhoney#shafferapiaries