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.
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!
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!