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Welcome to the place for local bee products, personal care items made with hive products, and supplies for making your own natural crafts including candles, soap, skin care and aromatherapy products.  

Not sure where to start? Try one of our popular starter kits that are equipped with everything you will need to get going.

Looking for a holiday gift? Our handmade lotions, soaps and beeswax candles are heartfelt and make a lasting impression.

Our products from the hives of local beekeepers include local raw honeylocal beeswax, local pollen, and local propolis.

 These remarkable products are used directly or processed into other products such as natural skin carehealthy foods and treatsbeeswax candles, and a myriad of natural crafts. 

Bee Outside offers a full line of products to support natural crafting of beeswax and soy candles, soaps, balms, salves, lotions, scrubs, aromatherapy, and natural decor. See our Projects & Recipes page for some ideas and inspiration for your own crafts! 

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Beeswax Ornaments

by Bee Outside Staff on 11/29/13

These charming beeswax ornaments will make a lovely addition to your Christmas tree and home decor.  We love working with beeswax.  The fragrance of this natural wax is irresistible!  Plus they are very easy to make:
1) Melt beeswax in a double boiler.  When it is melted completely it is ready to pour.
2) While wax is melting, prepare your applique mold: Tie a knot in a string and place the knot in each open cavity of the mold. 
3) Pour melted wax into cavity and try to cover the knot.  If the knot floats to the top, use a small point (i.e. a needle or safety pin to poke the knot down into the wax).
4) Once the wax has completely cooled, pop the ornaments our of the molds and they're ready to use! 


Beeswax Candle Bow

by Bee Outside Staff on 10/21/12

This is a great way to add a little holiday flourish to any candle you've bought or made. The honeycomb pattern is a nice textured contrast to the smooth beeswax candle. We found this tutorial on Better Homes and Gardens. It is easy to follow and not as hard as it looks. You only need a few items that you probably have at home, plus a beeswax sheet. What a perfect gift idea or quick way to turn all your candles into holiday decorations!

 Image via BHG 

What you'll need:
  • Tracing paper
  • Honeycomb beeswax sheet 
  • Crafts knife
  • Candle glitter that matches your beeswax sheet
  • Hair dryer
  • Pillar candle
Click here for the tutorial and bow pattern. 

Wedding Favors

by Bee Outside Staff on 10/18/12

A small jar of local honey makes a thoughtful, useful, and beautiful wedding favor. We have quite a few people request gallons of honey and dozens of jars for this very reason. This bride added hand-written labels with the couple's names and wedding date as a sentimental touch. You can see that when these jars are lined up and the sun shines through them they make for a romantic-countryside presentation. 

To pour your own jars of honey you will need jars (personally I think these muth jars, bail lid jars, or mason jars are the most attractive styles), a storage tank with a honeygate (this is by far the easiest way to pour honey, but of course there are other ways), lots of honey, and your choice of labels. If you want the same flavor or color of honey it is best to call ahead and make sure we have enough of it filtered and ready to sell. The amount of honey we have on hand varies with the season and it can take days to prepare our raw honey for sale. 

Our Newest & Tiniest Honey Bear

by Bee Outside Staff on 10/12/12

We are pretty excited about these teeny tiny 2 oz honey bears. They are perfect for a honey sample or little party favor! It's hard to tell how small he is but he's about 3" high 1" wide. Have you ever seen honey look more adorable? 

Skincare Benefits of Raw Honey

by Bee Outside Staff on 10/08/12

If beekeeping is unfamiliar to you, you might not be aware of the numerous benefits of raw honey. "Raw" honey generally means honey that has not been processed, pasteurized or heated--which destroys the natural vitamins, enzymes, and nutrients of honey. Most store-bought honey is highly processed and not much more beneficial to you than refined sugar. 

-Honey is a humectant: Due to honey's ability to absorb and retain water it is a highly sought after ingredient in moisturizing skin care products. Cleopatra was known to bathe in milk and honey every day to give her that young, healthy glow. 

-Honey is an anti-bacterial: Honey is often used as a healing ointment for cuts. Because of it's ability to absorb impurities and bacteria from the skin, it is the perfect topical mask for minor acne or just occasional zit.

There are hundreds of homemade honey facial masks online, but if you have never tried one before here's a simply lemon & honey mask to try out before you get more adventurous. 

  1. Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into a bowl.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of raw honey (yes, it must be raw).
  3. Mix it with a spoon until it's liquid consistency.
  4. Make sure hair is out of your face (tip: use a headband) and apply mask all over a clean face avoiding your eye area. 
  5. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. It seems super sticky but will come off very easily with a little warm water. 

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17845 SE 82nd Dr.
Gladstone, OR 97027