Following my recent success at the 2014 Sydney Royal Easter Show, I was contacted by my local paper. Here's a link to the story:
I hope you enjoy it!
Late last year, I was honoured when Amanda from FindingEco asked me if I would be willing to write a guest blog post about how Suz E Bee Candles came about.
I have to say, it was a hard process for me put it down in writing, and, I repeatedly had to email Amanda with apologies that I hadn’t forgotten and I was still working on it (sorry Amanda).
I took my time and shed some tears whilst writing (okay, I shed many tears). I found it a cathartic exercise and felt like a load had been lifted off my shoulders once I’d finalised my copy and sent it off to Amanda.
Want to see how I did?
Here it is! My first guest post blog: http://findingeco.com.au/index.php/suz-e-bee-candles/
It’s been ages since my last blog post (and I started off with the best intentions of blogging weekly).
There has been so much going on since my last blog. The past five months have been a whirlwind.
Let’s see if I can get you up to speed in all things that have happened in the Suz E Bee Hive!
I’ll post them as separate posts over the next week so as not to totally bore you. In the meantime, here is one of my favorite photos from a recent product shoot.
I thought I'd share with you the cleaning process the beeswax goes through from collection from the beekeeper to being made into Suz E Bee Candles delights.
Straight from the Beekeeper. The photo above shows how my wax usually comes (the beekeepers pour it into all sorts of weird and wonderful shaped containers).
This particular block came from a backyard beekeeper in Largs, NSW (I source all my wax directly from Hunter Region, NSW beekeepers - personally, it’s important for me to be able to let my customers know where the wax has come from). The colour of wax varies from light "blonde" wax through to this dark colour. It all depends on where the hives are located and what trees/crops are flowering at that particular time.
The same block of wax on the washing machine for contrast against the stark white.
My hi-tech wax cleaning set up……. Shhhhhhhhh. Don't tell my landlord!
Cleaning beeswax is a wonderful, but messy, process – just ask a beekeepers’ wife, or husband!
Cleaned wax poured into muffin pans to form 'pods'. At this point, the wax is left to cool before inverting the pans and popping out the ‘pods’ .
Comparison of wax block straight from the Beekeeper with cleaned wax pods.
Look as these beauties, just begging to be turned into something special!
The 'other' Quality Controller - asleep on the job as usual!
The finished products..... all ready to light up your life.
I'm no wordsmith. So, the thought of blogging terrifies me.
Those of you who know me personally know that I can be a little hard to "turn off" once I get going on a topic I'm passionate about. But really, I can be quite a shy person to those who don't know me.
I have many loves in this world...........
I hope you find my blogs entertaining. If there is anything you'd like to hear more on from the list above, please let me know....... That's a hint that I may need a gentle shove in the right direction for my next blog post.
Suz E Bee lives in beautiful Port Stephens NSW and spends her time creating Pure Australian Beeswax Candles, trying to get her cat to behave, working with crystals and pottering around in both the kitchen and the garden.