I began beekeeping in Taos in 2004, and I love everything about my bees. Caring for them, giving them sanctuary here in my orchard, the buzz, their lifecycle and how the bees organize their hives around the Queen, and all their amazing healing products.
When my mother, who has advanced dementia, and my father moved into my house, so that I could care for them, I was given time to think about, and appreciate what I have in my life. I have always played around with skin care and my mother’s skin is so delicate that I made this bee balm for her. All the caregivers began noticing how great their hands felt and my Mom’s face and skin healed quickly. And so I have Mom to thank for helping me to bring together my bee products and healing skin!