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A Sweet Escape: Bees, Honey and Skin Care
By: Michele Steinert
Posted: April 1, 2014, from the April 2014 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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It has been said that every third bite of food eaten was pollinated by a bee. If bees did not exist, people would have to manually pollinate trees, plants and flowers—an incredible task and quite impossible. Bees and other pollinators make beautiful foliage a reality. In all instances, planting bee forage (food) whenever possible is a benefit to the planet and humankind. It is quite easy to do—many of the plants and flowers you love are food for the bees and other pollinators. There are many resources and nurseries that have information on plants that yield more nectar and pollen than others. By choosing these plants to incorporate in your gardens at home and at the spa, you contribute to helping the bees and your clients’ health—all while having a beautiful spa environment.
Michele Steinert is a natural products formulator, beekeeper and is the owner of Michele’s Apothecary in Sonoma County, California.