Today, I’m posting the logo for my newest adventure. It all started about three years ago, when my husband and I attended Beekeeping classes at Ohio State University. We fell in love with the Honeybees, even before we brought them home and put them in their newly painted hive. If you don’t know the amazing nature of the honeybee, give it a whirl and educate yourself on these BEEutiful creatures. http://thehoneybeeconservancy.org/ The more we learned, the more we wanted to use all the products of the hive in our daily lives. Honey has a long medicinal history. The ancient Egyptians used it as an embalming fluid and a dressing for wounds. Today, many people swarm to honey for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Holistic practitioners consider it one of nature’s best all-around remedies. Propolis is a resin-like material from the buds of poplar and cone-bearing trees. Propolis is rarely available in its pure form. It is usually obtained from beehives and contains bee products. Propolis is used for infections caused by bacteria (including tuberculosis), by viruses (including flu, H1N1 and the common cold), by fungus, and by single-celled organisms called protozoans. Propolis is also used for cancer of the nose and throat; for boosting the immune system; and for treating gastrointestinal (GI) problems. Propolis is also used as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Bee pollen contains vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, lipids, and protein. It comes from the pollen that collects on the bodies of bees. Bee pollen may also include bee saliva and so much more. See how amazing this little Honey Bee can be? NOW, Back to where I started. So friends of ours, who are beekeepers as well, were over for dinner and we got talking and one thing lead to another. The next thing you know, we’ve started a business. We began with another name, Honey Bee Apothecary. Because we are not a certified pharmacy, we can not legally by law, use the word apothecary in our name. So, we made up a word, BEEpothacary. We decided to give credit where credit is do. The Honey Bees! An the honey-like, flow-off-the-tongue, name Hive & Honey BEEpothecary was created. It was a lot of fun creating it. I used the Adobe CS5. Boy, do I miss being creative using this media:)
Did you notice, I used one of my painted Honeybees on the card:)
These are some of the products we are making- We are in the works to get our LLC and register our name. These things take longer than I expected. But we are doing everything correctly and that always takes time. Check out our blog site. http://hiveandhoneybeepothecary.wordpress.com/
Hopefully, we will be up and running in a week or two. With order forms, online shopping, paypal and square… all doing their thing, to make this adventure a success!
Wish us luck!
Have a Creative Day, Laurie