VITA DULCIS EST
"VITA DULCIS EST" is latin for "Life is Sweet," and is made possible for millennia by the natural efforts of the honey bee. Honey bees create honey and beeswax, two naturally sourced substances that have helped humankind for thousands of years. Honey is a natural salve in cuts and abrasions, a healthy sweetener, and strengthens resistance to local pollen allergies. Beeswax also has a multitude of uses from lip balm, to candles, in wood & metal working, sealant, food prep, just to mention a few. In today's context, honey bees pollinate about one third of what we eat, and an estimated 80% of the world's crops depend on the honey bee to survive. Without the honey bee, our way of life on a global scale, would be fundamentally altered in ways we cannot yet fully fathom.
Honey and beeswax are two gifts from our natural world that are highly prized in our modern daily lives, but also in the bush craft, survival-prep, and off the grid living. There are many online resources and articles to learn more about the honey bee and we encourage you to find out how you can support efforts in the well being of this mighty little creature.
“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.”
- Henry David Thoreau