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I recently made some lip balm based on several different recipes I found on the Internet and combining that knowledge with flavours that I enjoy. It turns out that lip balm is ridiculously easy to make. You can make it in your microwave in under 5 minutes by simply estimating measurements.



  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mint/peppermint extract

Heat up the oil in a pyrex measuring cup until it’s hot enough to melt beeswax. Then add in your beeswax and put it back in the microwave, stirring frequently until everything is melted. Finally, stir in your mint/peppermint extract and pour into a container of your choosing.

Lip balm in Altoids container

Here’s a recipe that was given to me by Sandra at last night’s Grand River Beekeepers’ Association meeting. It’s a twist on the standard recipe for Rice Krispie squares using cocoa and honey! Enjoy.

Photo of a delicious honey dessert

Chocolate Honey Rice Krispie Squares

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 40 marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup liquid honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies

Melt butter in a large pot. Add marshmallows and melt, stirring continuously.
Turn off heat and add all remaining ingredients. Mix well.
Press mixture into a greased 9″ x 13″ pan and allow to cool.

Here’s a link to a recipe for Honey Almond Biscotti. The recipe is originally by Marina Marchese who wrote the book¬†Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper¬†which was the book that originally sparked my interest in keeping bees.