Thursday, August 1, 2013

Old Silver Apiary Feature and Giveaway! CLOSED



 
Old Silver Apiary is a small family run apiary located on Cape Cod. They have created a simple yet luxurious line of products using local beeswax,  local honey, local hand harvested herbs, organic oils, organic shea butter and scented only with essential oils. 


 Old Silver Apiary is run by Tara Sullivan Garvin and her family.  i've known  Tara for many years, and am super excited to feature her on my blog again.  A couple years ago, i featured some of her photography

When Tara first started learning about standard practices in conventional beekeeping  she was stunned. The "mystery" of why our bees are disappearing didn't seem to be much of a mystery at all. 2012 was the worst year for honey bees yet in the US, but she strongly believes we can turn it around and she wanted her family to have a small part in that. 

The bees of Old Silver Apiary live on an 8 acre organic farm.  At Old Silver Apiary, they only work with local bees to try to strengthen the bee population as a whole.  They practicing a biodynamic approach to disease and mite treatment, raise local queens and are experimenting with different types of hives. This winters goal is to build several top bar hives.



They get many gifts from the bees, so they decided to use them to help fund their expanding apiary. Using their own (or in a pinch local) beeswax, honey, organic oils, local herbs and butters they have created a line that they are truly proud of. They hope you'll love it as much as they do. 




Old Silver Apiary offers lip balms, salves, body butters, bathing salts and gift sets. They are all handmade in small batches.  Their products are always packaged in reusable tins or mason jars and shipped using upcycled packaging or Caremail recycled packaging.




Buy it!
 Like what you see? Want to try it out for yourself? Head over to the Old Silver Apiary Etsy shop where you can purchase some of her wonderful products!

Win it!!

Tara has generously offered a Farmer's Salve and a coconut Lime Lip balm to one lucky reader! To enter, please use the rafflecopter form below!




a Rafflecopter giveaway

44 comments:

  1. Oh, the Lavender Chamomile Healing Salve seems great!

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  2. Rose & Chamomile Healing Salve sounds wonderful

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  3. Lemongrass & Lavender Lip Balm seems like a great thing.

    Kerrie mayans

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  4. i would try anything :) especially the ginger and honey lip balm. vmalucci at gmail dot com

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  5. I can't choose which I want more....farmer salve or bumps and bruises. So I choose three pack of healing salves as my favorite!

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  6. My favorite: Coconut Shea Whipped Body Butter
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  7. The orange lip balm sounds yummy!

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  8. I think I would most want to try the Coconut Shea Whipped Body Butter. It sounds so smooth and yummy smelling.

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  9. Bumps and Bruises Healing Salve! also the small gift set!

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  10. I'd love to try the Organic coconut Lime Lip Balm.

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  11. I'd love to try the organic Coconut Lime Lip Balm.
    jenne86001@yahoo.com

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  12. I love the scent combinations offered but the Rose & Chamomile Healing Salve sounds the best

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  13. I think I would really like the Bumps and Bruises Healing Salve.

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  14. The Coconut Shea Whipped Body Butter looks simply amazing!!

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  15. Lavender Chamomile Healing Salve looks amazing!!

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  16. Lavender Chamomile Healing Salve looks amazing!

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  17. Oh, pick ONE?! Lavender healing salve definitely, lip balms definite but slightly second!

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  18. Lavender salve first....lip balms slight second!

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  19. Lemongrass and lavender all the way!

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  20. Warm Ginger and Honey lip balm sounds really nice.

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  21. Lemongrass & Lavender Lip Balm!! It has my two favorite things! Sign me up

    -G

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  22. I'd love to try the Lemongrass & Lavender Lip Balm!

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  23. ohh lip balm! i'm always looking for lip balm.

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  24. the lemongrass and lavender lipgloss sounds amazing!

    - Dorsa

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  25. i would like to try the healing balm bumps and bruises :) senior06chs@aol.com

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  26. The lavender would be helpful to fall asleep!
    orchidfae@gmail.com

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  27. The lavender would be good for sleep!
    orchidfae@gmail.com

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  28. I would love to try the ginger honey!

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  29. I like the rose & chamomile healing salve.

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  30. the Organic coconut Lime Lip Balm.

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  31. I would love to try the Organic Coconut Lime Lip Balm.

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  32. I would like to try the Organic Coconut Lip balm!

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  33. Rose Petal and Geranium Dead Sea Bathing Salt

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  34. The Bumps and Bruises Salve is my favorite product.

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  35. I would love to try the Sweet Orange & Vanilla Lip Balm. The coconut lip balm looks good to though. Too many choices!

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