My sister, Beth Crowder, has been keeping honeybees for over 30 years on her small organic farm in New Mexico. She uses time-honored methods of growing vegetables, raising chickens, and tending bees with love and respect and in harmony with nature's ways. You may have purchased some of Beth's exquisite beeswax rose candles or her handmade natural soap at Sagrada.
"The bees need 18,200 sips of nectar to produce one drop of beeswax," says Beth. So at Sparrow Hawk Farm, beeswax is never wasted, nor taken for granted. "They work so hard to make it, so we always save what may seem a very tiny amount. It all gets re-cycled into candles and soap-making."
We invite you to participate in this gracious cycle of honoring the bees for their labors, consider saving those little stubs or drippings from any pure beeswax candles. You can drop it off anytime at SAGRADA to be added to the "beeswax bucket" and on a visit to Beth, we return it to her chandellerie. A beautiful way of giving thanks for the life and work of the amazing honeybees!