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Buzzing about Oakdale Bees

Buzzing! Save our bees and the planet in one purchase. Oakdale Bees – an eco-luxe Berkshire biz produces gorgeous candles, polish, wraps and gifts. Here are six of their best.

Black and yellow – hello! We love a small biz that comes with a buzz – and it doesn’t get buzzier than Oakdale Bees. This is a stylish eco lifestyle store that can help you ditch plastic for planet-friendly products made by our stripy friends.

Passionate about the environment and all things to do with Bees, Oakdale Bees make by hand, natural, eco hive products including Beeswax wraps, wood, leather and bowl polishes, plus a range of eco gifts including ‘Make your own Beeswax wraps’ kits.

The bug workforce live in hives in four acres of wild meadow fields bordering Royal Windsor forest. And if you’re interested in keeping bees yourself, they run ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ Experience Days. between April and August which includes and wine.

Pure Beeswax Candles

How gorgeous are these elegant beeswax candles? You get 8 hand rolled candles in this pack which emits a light that's closest to sunlight. They also come lovingly wrapped and tied with twine and a wooden label. It's a lovely dinner party or just because gift. Luxurious and nasty free.

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Desperately Googling big beeswax wraps? Step away from the clingfilm, Oakdale Bees has designed a 40cm x 50cm wrap for bread and big dishes, perfect for family picnics.

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Bees and elbow grease are all you need to make your woodwork shimmer and shine. Beevitalise Wood Remedy is a wonder product. Made with natural beeswax and ethically sourced natural oils, it contains no nasties, and beeswax is antibacterial so acts as a natural barrier to bugs. Handy right now.

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Make Your Own Seed Bombs

Good for the soul, great for the bees and seed bombs make super cute gifts too so why not make up a few and send them to the people you miss the most right now. The gift that will keep on giving! Let's sweep the nation with wild flowers.

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A lovely project for kids over the summer. These bee kits are intended to create an army of little helpers to save our bees. They'll be set a mission to create a wild flower meadow and learn to love our stripy pals and the important role they have in the world.

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Introduction to Bee Keeping

If you hanker for your own hive, this course is for you. Whisk yourself to Oakdale Bee's Windsor wild meadow for a four hour intro to keeping bees. Ideal for anyone considering bee keeping as a hobby and wants to learn more about what is involved, how to go about it and if you enjoy the experience of inspecting the hive. In case you're wavering, they lay on lunch with wine too.

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