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Cleaning & Caring For Your Femino Beeswax Wraps

We believe that good food deserves good care, and by giving your Femino Bees Wrap some TLC, it will be at your disposal in your kitchen, for years on end. Cleaning your wraps is quick and easy. Simply rinse, scrub, dry, and repeat - and they will last forever. Here are the details: #1 Rinse Rinse your Beeswax wrap in cool to lukewarm water. Be sure to test the water with your finger to ensure it's not too hot. To prevent the wax from melting, keep your wrap away from other heat sources such as stoves and microwaves. Also, microwaving may make your kitchen smell wonderful, but it will ruin your wrap. So, avoid it. #2 Scrub If you have...

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The Humble Bumble (Part 3) - Fruits Of Their Labour

Most people think of honey when they think of bees & what they do. But it doesn't end there. In fact, bees create and collect a wide range of elements & substances as the products of their labour. It takes more than soil, water, and sunshine to make the world green and as seen earlier, bees play a vital role in environmental sustainability. The benefits of bees are numerous, and they provide a wide range of crucial items for the public. Beeswax Over through time, beeswax has been utilised for a variety of intriguing reasons. Beeswax can be found in furniture wax, beauty items, lip balm, chewing gum, and the waxy coating on cheese rounds. It is a glandular secretion...

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The Humble Bumble (Part 2) - Honey, O So Sweet!

Aside from pollinating almost everything we eat, honeybees hold the unique distinction of being the only insect that generates a food people can consume, called honey. Consuming honey, however, is not a recent trend. For generations, civilizations have consumed honey and used it for medical purposes. There are Egyptian hieroglyphics depicting honeybee harvesting from a hive, as well as paintings throughout the years that revere and hold the honeybee in the highest regard. Nuritional Benefits & Food Preparation Honey, as a food, can be drizzled over desserts, added to tea in place of sugar, or used in a baking preparation. Honey possesses many advantages since it contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It includes adequate amounts of vitamins...

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The Humble Bumble -Part 1

The sight of bees buzzing around the table makes even the bravest among us run away. They are so tiny & it does hurt when they sting, but did you know that bees carry the weight of the world on their backs? We should all be grateful to bees since without them, we would have died long ago. In this series let’s look at how mankind benefits from the busy bee. Bees and the Economy Through insect pollination, honeybees contribute significantly to the annual income of countries all over the world. Many flowering food crops, such as apples, pears, field beans, runner and dwarf beans, broad beans, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and others, rely on honeybees for pollination. Even if...

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Refreshing Relief - Berry Pomegranate Smoothie

Ovulation happens in the third phase of your cycle. The eggs are released from the ovaries and travel down the fallopian tubes to the uterus during ovulation. If you don't get pregnant, the eggs will disintegrate in the next 6 to 24 hours. Antioxidants are important to keep the cells in your body, including your eggs, healthy during this phase of your cycle. Antioxidants and other key vitamins abound in berries like raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, as well as fruits like pomegranate. Flax seeds are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for controlling ovulation and alleviating cramps and breast soreness that can occur during this, and the luteal phase. Blend up this sweet and delicious Berry Pomegranate...

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