Jayne and Isaac Barnes' Profile
In 2003, I decided to give my boyfriend Isaac a beehive for Christmas. What started as a simple hobby quickly turned into a sideline business, and now a full-time job and way of life. After getting married two years later, we have steadily increased our amount of hives every year, now keeping 500 hives of bees and selling our honey at local farmers markets and on Etsy.
With the abundance of honey and beeswax, I began studying the art of making handcrafted soap using the old-fashioned cold process soap making method, which ensures a moisturizing, long-lasting bar with natural antibacterial properties. I also make pure beeswax candles using the extra beeswax that is a natural by-product of our honey extraction. We are committed to using no chemicals in our beekeeping practices, and have not experienced colony collapse disorder with our hives. Our honey is harvested seasonally in order to bring out the distinct flavors and…
- Joined March 4, 2009