This is the first of two workshops, held on consecutive days.
Each stands alone, you can choose to join one or both.
Tea/coffee from 9:30
Preparing beeswax: talk and demonstrations
• harvesting and cleaning beeswax
• safety issues when working with wax
• an explanation of types of moulds and wicks for candle making
• make candles in moulds and rolled candles using sheets of beeswax
• make dipped candles
• make a simple beeswax polish
These are practical courses which will explain the magical properties of beeswax and give you an opportunity to work with it. The courses are on 2 consecutive days, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2018, 10am to 4pm each day.
We will cover harvesting and cleaning beeswax, making candles and polish on Saturday, and making skin creams and cream polish on Sunday. You may come to both days or either one.
Places will be limited to a maximum of 8 each day, pre-booking is essential. Fee is £40 per day. You will make and take home with you products to a value of about £20 each day. The workshops will be conducted in English.
Tea/coffee will be provided. You need to bring a packed lunch. Please bring your own apron or overall and writing materials.
If you would like to walk around our small holding or over the hill to the estuary during the lunch break bring suitable foot wear.
We are Paul and Pauline Aslin. We are beekeepers, managing about 40 colonies in Southern Snowdonia. We acquired our first colony in 2001 and it wasn’t long before we were selling honey to friends and neighbours and then Pauline started to experiment with the wax, making beeswax polish and candles. She soon developed some simple skin cream recipes which proved extremely popular and caused the hobby to develop steadily into a small business. Now trading as “Trees and Bees” we produce a range of beeswax products which we sell alongside our honey at farmers’ markets, fairs and other local outlets as well as online.