My name is Andrea and my husband, Mark, and I have a small honey bee operation called Honey Bee Emporium. Or HBE Bees for short! He works hard for the honey! (and so do I)
the Beekeeper’s Wife™ is the name of my creative studio and shop- where I make and sell all the things honey bee!
Our new studio and shop are complete! We are just waiting now for the final electrical and are moving in and preparing to begin production again. Be sure and stop by once we are open and see what we are up to!
You can also see our honey bee operations for HBE Bees.
Mark introduced me to beekeeping in 2004 and things have never been the same. We raise honey bees in Boise, Idaho, where we are from and soon, here in Toledo, Oregon also. We live on the Central Oregon Coast in a little town just outside Newport. This has been a dream of ours for quite a few years and we are very grateful to have found our little piece of heaven here. It’s a beautiful and magical place full of wildlife, stunning scenery, great weather and the beach is just 7 miles away!
I started making soap in 2011 and it soon took over my life! I love making soap. Over the years I have developed my own recipes and am very proud of the soaps I make. All my ingredients are carefully and thoughtfully selected. My ingredients are palm free, paraben free, phthalate free and plant based. I select certified organic and non gmo butters and oils to nourish your skin. Add in the lovely essential and fragrance oils and you have a spa right in your own shower or bath!
I also create 100% Beeswax candles with Wood Wicks, I invented the Bee-usable Beeswax Wraps and Bags for your food and nourishing beeswax lip and body balm.
In the last few years I have taken up felting soap with wool and needle felting artwork on them. If you have never tried a felted soap you should! They are clean, easy to hold onto and last up to 5 times longer than a naked bar! My designs are all freehand renditions inspired by the wildlife and surroundings here where I live.
I’m excited to open up my studio, the Beekeeper’s Wife, where I can create my products, showcase them and welcome the public to come and enjoy them too!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you find something you like here! If you are interested in custom or wholesale orders please send me a message.