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The Best Ginger Tea Ever

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The Best Ginger Tea Ever

I'm not a coffee drinker but I do love my tea, especially when it's homemade. The mint is just starting to poke it's head out in my garden. It's not quite ready for picking yet but when it is, I love to make this ginger tea with mint, lemon and honey. And it's oh so good for you!    Why? Ginger - Ginger root has a very high level of antioxidants and contains chemicals that may reduce nausea and inflammation. Mint - Peppermint oil seems to reduce spasms in the digestive tract, thus helping to alleviate indigestion. Lemon - Lemon contains antioxidants called bioflavonoids and is...

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Behind the Scenes at apidae candles in Landfrau Magazine

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Behind the Scenes at apidae candles in Landfrau Magazine

If you haven't discovered this beautiful magazine yet, there's still time to pick up a copy of the March/April/May issue out now. Once you have it, skip directly to page 92. And now please allow me to blow my own horn a bit here as I am so happy to share this lovely article about apidae candles with you. You can read it here (it's a German magazine so the article is only in German but the pictures are beautiful as well).     I invite you to make yourself a cup of tea, curl up in your favorite chair and read...

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Honey on Tap

Save the Bees

Honey on Tap

My oldest son has been begging me for bees for a while now. How could I, a beeswax candle maker, deny such a sweet (literally) request? Well, the thought of bees swarming into my neighbors yards has been a slight deterrent. Today may change all of that. After reading about the Flow™ beehive, the notion of going out to my backyard with a stack of pancakes and simply turning the tap on my beehive to watch the fresh honey flow onto my plate, is really too good to resist much longer.   Yes, that's right, honey on tap, straight from the beehive! Not...

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Savannah Bee Company

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Savannah Bee Company

I can't believe it's already 2015 and I still haven't shared with you one of the highlights of my road trip this Summer through the USA. We flew from Zürich to Miami in August. After a few days of soaking up some very tropical sun and playing in the humungous bath tub called the Atlantic, my husband and I packed our three kids, five suitcases, one pound of sand and buckets of seashells into a very large car and started off on our first ever road trip through the USA. Final destination: Michigan. Our four-day, 2500 kilometer journey took us through Savannah,...

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Advent Wreath

Tips and Tricks

Advent Wreath

Advent, Advent, ein Lichtlein brennt... Yes, it's almost time to light the first candle on the advent wreath. In celebration of the four weeks of Christmas, I'm offering you a 10% discount on the purchase of any four candles from apidae candles. Just use the code ADVENT2014 at www.apidaecandles.de for my customers in Europe or at Etsy for those of you in the USA.     But where does this tradition come from? After a bit of research, it doesn't seem quite clear. Some evidence indicates that the wreath was already around in the Middle Ages. Other evidence shows that the...

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