10 ways to use raw honey on your skin.


Raw honey is not just food for the body, it’s also good food for the skin. Learn more and try out some ideas below!

10 ways to use raw honey on your skin

1. Facial cleanser: Wet your face and scoop a small amount of honey out of your jar. Spread over your face and work into the skin in a circular motion, just like you would with soap. Rinse thoroughly with cool water and pat face dry.

2. Soften & moisturize skin: raw honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture on the skin. It can also be an effective treatment for acne and scarring.

3. Use on your hair: Use as a hair mask, rinse, and conditioner. Check out these ideas from Everyday Roots. 

4. Make homemade lip scrub like this recipe.

5. Calm itchy skin: Flareups of eczema or inflamed skin can be soothed with raw honey. Spread a thin layer over the effected area and if desired, cover loosely with a cloth wrapping or bandage. Let the honey sit for 30+ minutes, then rinse with cool water. Repeat as needed.

6. Control Dandruff: This study found raw honey effective at soothing dandruff. Dissolve 1/4 cup raw honey in a scant 1/8 cup of warm water. Rub into scalp for 3 minutes then leave on for 3 hours. Rinse with cool water. Repeat every other day and see results!

7. Add to bath: Channel Cleopatra and combine liquid castile soap and raw honey in a 2:1 ratio in a container and pour under running water. Soak away! Store extra in the fridge.

8. Make a body scrub: Combine a scoop or raw honey with a 1/4 cup of raw sugar. Rub gently into skin and rinse.

9. Use to nourish nails: mix a few drops of honey with a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil to create a creamy lotion. Gently massage into nails, leave on for 30 minutes and then wipe clean with a damp cloth.

10. Make a face mask: Combine two tablespoons of raw honey and one tablespoon of cinnamon. Spread over face and let sit for 5 minutes. Use a warm damp cloth to wipe off. Here’s another basic honey face mask recipe!

Found a favorite?  Comment below and let us know, or tag us on social media with #myhivebox!

7 Steps to Bee-Friendly Living!

People are vocal about “saving the bees!” and “save the pollinators!” but what does that look like on a regular basis? We put together this quick & easy read, breaking down 7 steps that you can implement TODAY to create a more bee-friendly lifestyle!


Our 7 Steps to Bee-Friendly Living features helpful tips like: Buy real, raw honey! Burn pure beeswax candles. Befriend the bees (in your garden), use honey in cooking and in baking, include bee products in your medicine cabinet, and more!

When you join our Hive Notes, we’ll send you a free copy

5 Favorite Raw Honey Recipes for Fall


Ahhhhh. Autumn is in the air and we couldn’t be happier. The bees are gathering and storing before the winter cold drives them back into their hives, like most of us gathering and storing before we get cozy in our homes for the dark winter months. There’s still plenty to celebrate, and harvest time is a great opportunity to make some delicious fall-themed recipes featuring raw honey! Check out our roundup of 5 favorite recipes below.

Looking for a warm beverage as the mornings and nights get chillier? Try a London Fog, made with Earl Grey tea, honey, and milk. This recipe from The Healthy Maven is a great place to start.

Photo by The Healthy Maven

To go along with your London Fog, whip up a batch of these Pumpkin Honey muffins from FoodFolksandFun. They’re easy and delicious!

Photo by FoodFolksandFun.net

Do you think some warm butter might go well with pumpkin muffins? We do! We can never get enough pumpkin! Slather on Whipped Pumpkin Honey Butter from Somewhat Simple. Mmmmmmm.

Whipped Pumpkin Honey Butter from Somewhat Simple

Next up, try these Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Cinnamon Dip from Averie Cooks. Side dish, main dish, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these potatoes look like solid comfort food!

Honey Roast Sweet Potatoes from Averie Cooks

If you’ve already been to pumpkin patch (or to the big pile outside the grocery), you’ve got a mass of seeds waiting to be used. Try these Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Bless This Mess Please! Sweet, salty, and sooo delicious.

Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Bless This Mess Please

Happy Fall! 






Beekeeper Interview: Bee2Bee Honey

Our March box partner is Bee2Bee Honey, a Houston-based beekeeping collective. We asked Nicole Buergers a few questions and are delighted to share more about her groundbreaking venture with our readers and subscribers.

“Founded in 2015, Bee2Bee Honey Collective is Houston’s only commercial and backyard beekeeping service and online local honey marketplace. Founded by Nicole Buergers, a burnout B2B internet marketer, who decided to leave her corporate marketing agency and do something completely different. She both wanted to encourage “newbee” beekeepers as well as provide online retail services for the established hobbyist beekeeper.” (bee2bee.com)


Thank you, Nicole!

What inspired you to become a beekeeper?
In 2004, I watched a PBS series about beekeeping and was instantly hooked. Honey bees are fascinating and it seemed like a rewarding experience. I took beekeeping classes and read books, but as a renter, never thought I would become a beekeeper. I finally got my first hive in 2013 – a birthday present from my boyfriend Brenden.
Are you a full-time beekeeper? Is your family involved?
Most of the time, yes! When I’m not beekeeping, I have a few part-time jobs: I’m a cheesemonger at the Houston Dairymaids and marketing oracle at Nefer Games. I have a team of interns who help me.
What have bees taught you about life?
Resilience. We are stronger than we think we are.

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Beekeeper Interview: David Bock of Buzzed Honeys



Our January 2017 box featured Avocado Blossom honey from Buzzed Honeys, out of Los Angeles, California. We asked owner and beekeeper David Bock some questions to share with our Hive Box community.

How did you get started keeping bees? What inspired you? 

In 2013 my kids and I met a beekeeper selling honey at a Farmer’s Market (in Los Angeles). He was looking for places in the city where he could put a few hives. A week later we had 100,000 bees flying around our back yard.

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What’s coming in 2017


We’re excited about 2017!

This year, our subscribers and customers will find some new offers that will increase the value of the box while still keeping our monthly subscription rate affordable. Unfortunately, the U.S. Post Office raised rates this year, but we aren’t planning on raising our rates any time soon.

We’re partnering with a small, family-owned, treatment-free apiary to produce our own private label honey that will be available only in The Hive Box. We’ll offer this a few times in 2017 and get feedback from our subscribers.

We are also partnering with a candle company to create our own line of candles, too. Their beeswax is top quality with a beautiful burn.

The ever-changing landscape of ecommerce, social media, and the popularity of subscription boxes continues to change the game on a monthly basis (or so it seems.) We look forward to this year with excitement and anticipation, eager to share more goods from the Hive.

Wishing you a bee-autiful 2017,

The Hive Box Team