Waterproof shoes: Rub the entire shoe or boot with beeswax. Blow with a hairdryer on the warm setting to melt in the wax. Wait 5 minutes for the wax to cool down and wear it.
As part of the Good Life, I think that every household should have at least one Rose Geranium plant. I pick a leaf throughout the day, and just roll it between my fingers and appreciate the amazing scented oils. It is best planted on a narrow walkway, or somewhere where the leaves will regularly be bruised by people brushing against it
The science is inconclusive, many studies says that royal jelly is not superior to other bee products. Gentle bee keeping is all about the protection and well-being of the bees. In Gentle bee keeping, (what we practice), the idea is to be as non-invasive as possible.
So, what can the general public do to improve bee health? Much indeed!! Firstly, start by planting bee friendly plants in your garden. Bees love basil (green, purple and blue), lavender, roses and rosemary. The more food available, the more healthy the swarms.