Learn fun facts about bees and their use in symbols and myths, and join the Great Bee Count to help save the disappearing bees.
Bee stings can cause pain and swelling. Treat your bee stings naturally with these home remedies.
Prevent and relieve poison ivy, poison oak, bug bites and bee stings with these herbs.
Herbalists can benefit greatly from tending a backyard beehive in their garden. Learn why every herbalist should consider keeping bees and how to go about it.
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
Beer brewed with herbs is a tasty alternative to traditional malts and hops.
Sweet Beginnings, an urban apiary on an undeveloped strip of land near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, provides employment to former convicts and produces raw honey and a line of all-natural honey-based skincare products.
Making beeswax candles is a fun and easy project, perfect for the holiday season.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm from Bubble and Bee Organic.
Bee balm tea is difficult to come across, but has an array of health benefits.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her love for beets and explains how to can and pickle beets so they can be enjoyed year-round.
Red Roses by BeesWork is a natural lip balm and natural lip tint that gets its color from the alkanet root and its softness from rosehips and evening primrose oil.
Wabi-sabi is never slobby, but we can allow ourselves to stop trying so hard and just appreciate our warm bed at the end of the day—whether it’s made or not.
Honeybees are disappearing fast, and nobody really knows why. One way you can help yourself and the bees is to try the classic Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. Five percent of the sales from the balm will go to CCD research.
Bake a delicious chocolate cake next time you throw a party. The secret ingredient? Beets!
Beets are rich in minerals and B-vitamins. Make the most of them with this recipe for a Beet Salad with Goat Cheese.
Tips and techniques for proper burning and storage of beeswax candles
Honeydrop Beverages’ new “Buy a Bottle – Save a Bee” campaign will help save the threatened bee population, as a percentage of profits from every bottle sold will be donated to community beekeeper partners.
Muir Glen's beef short ribs recipe creates a tender, smoky and flavorful dish that will please a crowd.
A new study suggests that cell phone radiation may be to blame for the massive decline in the bee population.
Modern research suggests that beer, considered medicinal in many ancient cultures, may have some health benefits after all.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares a variety of organic beers and tips on how to green your beer drinking.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hopsital in Boston found that drinking one to two glasses of beer, wine or spirits a day can help women keep off extra weight.
Drinking beet juice increases blood flow to the brain, which can help prevent dementia.
Creamy, delicious Parsnip Flan with Roasted Beets takes advantage of the last of the stored winter vegetables. Pair it with fresh spring greens for a wonderful spring meal.
Using herbs and food to dye Easter eggs gives them beautiful, earthy color--without scary chemicals. And it's surprisingly easy.
A typical Make-Your-Own Beeswax Candle Kit contains several sheets of honeycomb-printed Beeswax made in the United States, 100% cotton wicks and instructions; enough supplies to make at least 10-12 individual candles.
Learn how to make your own delicious herb-infused honey from the book The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook (Quarry Books, 2009) by Kim Flottum.
Honeybees are the best of friends for blooming fruit trees flowers, and herbs, such as apricot, cherry, members of the daisy family, lavender, oregano and sage. We’ve known that bees
RSVP for the Bee-a-thon on July 16 to learn about the role of bees in our lives and what we can do about the challenges they face today.
Be smart about buying honey with our tips on what to look for.
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
Use leftover corned beef and Serata basil to make these Reuben Sandwiches.
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
The Environmental Working Group's 2011 Meat Eater's Guide ranks different animal and plant protein sources on their greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact.
Light up the night on Valentine’s Day with eco-friendly soy and beeswax candles. These candles have fewer toxins and less soot, making them a healthier option for a green Valentine’s Day.
Readers vote on whether they'd be most interested in learning to make hard cider, apple wine, mulled wine, ginger beer, eggnog or amaretto at home.
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
Learn how to make Irish Soda Bread, a staple of the Irish diet that dates back to the 1840s, with Yankee senior food editor, Annie Copps.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace learns that FSC certification isn't just for green building supplies.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm made from Earth Sisters Herbals. The natural lip balm is made from beeswax, shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin e and soy oil.
A new natural lip balm, Chicken Poop, makes its way onto my lips.
Widely-recognized candle maker Yankee Candle introduces an all-natural, 100 percent soy wax candle collection.
Make herbal salves and lip balms, condition leather, polish metal and create stunning works of art with beeswax.
Purchase beeswax, soap making and candle making supplies from GloryBee Foods' online store.
Concerned about GMOs in your family's food? Take action.
Fearing a sugar shortage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would defy a District Court judge's ban on Roundup Ready sugar beets.
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
Dehydrated foods are high in nutrients and easy to transport and store, but buying them at the store can be costly. Investing in a food dehydrator can save you money, allowing you to make your own beef jerky, dried fruits and fruit leather at home.
Instead of buying your friends gifts for the holidays this year, save money and lighten your impact on the planet by making homemade gifts. These ideas will get you started.
Win sunflower seeds, attract pollinators and help bee populations in your area.
Get inspired by these tips and make something useful out of your used glass instead of just recycling it. From wine bottles to baby food jars, you’ll find a repurposing project that suits your recycling bin.
This bee-friendly body-care product from the Savannah Bee Company is a great winter product. Read on to learn why you should use the Royal Jelly Body Butter to moisturize and hydrate your skin.
Jessica shares a vegetarian trend she's noticed everywhere lately: Pan-Fried Veggie Cakes!
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
Beyond Organic Skincare Detoxifying Cleanser is best for dry skin because it is packed with uber-moisturizing ingredients.
As scandalous as it once seemed to be, the Hemp Lip Protector at The Body Shop isn't that crazy
Natural Home assistant editor reviews USDA-certified organic natural lip balm from Yes To Carrots.
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
The sweet smell and healing properties of bay, eucalyptus and ginger will make your sweetheart's Valentine's Day massage memorable.
During her afternoon walk, one blogger stumples upon a breathtaking plant with an ugly name that catches her eye with its unique beauty.
The Mother Earth Living editors pick their top five favorite natural lip balms.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews an exotic-flavored natural lip balm from Bath By Bettijo.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace feeds her addiction to lip balm and reviews Shea Terra Organics Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Prairie Essence Herbal Garden Lip Balm, a natural lip balm made from a blend of rosemary and herb essential oils.