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Finally market time again!

Land und Genuss

After all markets were also canceled for March, the market season finally starts again! We start the year with:

  • Land und Genuss
    in Messehallen Schnelsen on 30.4. + 1.5.2022
  • Elbrausch
    Holstenglacis 6 (directly beside Messe HH) on 14. + 15.5.2022

For Land und Genuss is currently still running a competition. The winner can pick up his set of 3 beeGoodies directly at the market.

Subscribe to the Instagram page of LandundGenuss.

And here to the raffle: 3-set beeGoodies

All you have to do is answer the following question in the comments (next post on LandundGenuss on 14.2.): The cheerfully colorful bee wax cloths from bee Goodies come in all kinds of patterns and colors, but do you know which color bees can’t see? If you know the answer, then comment! We wish you good luck!

The winner will be contacted by LandundGenuss via Instagram message.

Peace Charity–bracelet

The war in Ukraine and the suffering it is causing dismays and frightens us all.

Many of us would like to help and yet feel helpless.

That is why we want to set a sign of solidarity with the people and hope for all of us together with you.

Our action bracelet in the colors of Ukraine should give you and your loved ones personal courage and confidence.

100% of the proceeds will go to Emergency Relief Ukraine!

We sell the charity bracelets for Jewels-to-go and donate the entire proceeds from the sale to the campaign ‘Germany helps – Emergency Aid Ukraine’.

By the end of March 2022 we have collected about 1,500 EUR in donations!

Together with you we hope for a soon coming peace and say ‘THANK YOU’ for your support!

Show your solidarity by wearing the Ukraine colors!

As a gift or to wear yourself. Here you can find our store and the bracelets in 2 different sizes for men and women: https://www.bee-goodies.de/en/shop/peace-charity-bracelet/

The clasp is additionally adjustable by sliding knots and thus fits all wrist sizes! The peace sign is 925/sterling silver.

Finally! The new GOTS fabrics are here.

Finally! The new GOTS fabrics are here.

It has been a long time from the visit to the cotton fields to the delivery of the new fabrics, but now the first coated cloths are in the warehouse waiting to be sent out.

GOTS? What does that actually mean?

Global Organic Textile Standard

The seal holder is Global Standard gemeinnützige GmbH, which was founded by the International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standards. This is an association of various organisations that are committed to environmentally sound and socially responsible textile production.

Aim/Focus

The aim of the label is to establish a globally uniform, controllable, social and ecological standard that covers the entire production chain of textiles and makes it traceable. The focus is on the use of chemicals during production.

Good to know…

Textiles that consist of at least 70 percent organically produced natural fibres and meet the requirements may bear the GOTS seal (“made with x% organic”). From 95% organic content, the addition “organic” is awarded. Our cloths now meet this requirement in Standard 6.0 – the latest standard version.

All 5 new fabric samples are available in all sizes this time:

– 24 x 24 cm as a square to cover small/medium sized bowls

– 24 x 34 cm as a long format to wrap directly for a sandwich or perfect for cheese to keep in the fridge

– 35 x 35 cm as XXL cloth to cover e.g. large salad bowls

Have fun wrapping, covering and keeping fresh with beeGoodies!

A world without bees is unthinkable

A world without bees is unthinkable

The importance of bees as pollinators for biodiversity and food security is fundamental to humanity. The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 20 May as World Bee Day. In doing so, the global community is also highlighting the recognition of the decline in the world’s bee population and the urgent need to protect bees.

Why 20 May?

Anton Janscha was born on 20 May 1734 in Bresnica and was a Slovenian court beekeeper to Maria Theresa in Vienna. He is considered to be the inventor of the first frame method of beekeeping and was the rector of the world’s first modern beekeeping school. He is the author of numerous books on beekeeping and apiculture. In 2014, the Slovenian Beekeepers Association launched the World Bee Day Initiative www.worldbeeday.org with the support of the Government of Slovenia. With success: the United Nations proclaimed 20 May as UN World Bee Day in 2018.

No life without bees

We encounter their great achievements every day: bees provide our food and health. Their structures and social behaviour are drivers of innovation in technology and information technology for us. Hardly any other animal has accompanied human development for as long as the bee. In the long term, the protection and benefit of bees can help reduce poverty and hunger and maintain a healthy environment and biodiversity. Now, bees are in danger and so are the opportunities for sustainable development.

75 % of global food crops depend on pollination, especially by bees. For medicinal purposes alone, we now use over 50,000 bee-pollinated plant species. The honeycomb construction of bees has become indispensable in aviation and vehicle construction. The highly efficient collection method of the workers in a bee colony is, for example, a model in logistics processes, computer programmes and social networks.

Source: www.weltbienentag.de

Sustainable Easter with beeGoodies

Sustainable Easter with beeGoodies

Nature offers everything you need for a colourful Easter nest. Simply take a deep plate and line it with moss. From your own garden or collected on a walk. Instead of a plate, you can of course also make a nest out of beeGoodies.

The eggs can be dyed in fantastic natural shades with the following ingredients.

  • Red: beetroot or red onions
  • Yellow: turmeric and chamomile flowers
  • Green: spinach or nettles
  • Brown: Black tea, coffee or onion skins
  • Blue and purple: blueberries, lilac berries or red cabbage leaves

Most natural dyes are also available in powder form from the chemist if you don’t have them in the house.

If you are working with natural ingredients, boil them for 15 minutes in as much water as you need to cover the eggs you want to dye.

Rule of thumb: 3 cups of shells/greens or flowers to 1 litre of water, then skim off the flowers etc. and add the boiled eggs to the broth.

The longer the eggs remain in the water, the more intense the colour will be, so check the colour in between by lifting the eggs out of the water with a spoon. But shades of colour are also beautiful.

Additional effects

  1. with acid: dip a Q-tip in vinegar or lemon and dab patterns on the dyed egg, the colour is virtually removed again at these points.
  2. rub with bacon fat or oil: If you want your eggs to shine beautifully, put a little oil on a kitchen towel and rub the eggs with it.

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