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We don't use neonicotinoids in our fields

Neonicotinoids and Bees

There has been a lot of discussion in the news about the impact of neonicotinoids on bees. Studies confirm that neonicotinoids, a systemic pesticide used in farming, are killing bees. Wondering who funded these studies? The same chemical companies who …

How to Grow Strawberries in Hand

How to Grow Strawberries

Learning how to grow strawberries is easy and rewarding. It’s the fruit that signals “summer has arrived.” Bright, red, and beautiful and sweet as sugar, strawberries are a staple to our diet starting in late May/early June on the Eastern Shore of Mary …

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Success Is Going from Failure to Failure Without Losing Your Enthusiasm --Winston Churchill

In honor of Winston Churchill Day

It’s Sir Winston Churchill Day! Today is the day that Winston Churchill became an honorary citizen of the United States. Success Is Walking from Failure to Failure Without Losing Your Enthusiasm Sir Winston Churchill Who was Winston Churchill? Sir Wins …

Flag waving for Maryland Day

The Buzz on Maryland Day

Maryland is one of the oldest states in the Union, and the state’s history goes back thousands of years with the native peoples. Maryland Day celebrates Maryland’s history every year on March 25th. Waxing Kara has a special connection to the seaside st …

Spring Quotes from Waxing Kara Celebrating Spring Her love was like lavender, delicate and melancholy. --Laura Chouette

Nine of our Favorite Spring Quotes

We wanted to celebrate the first day of spring with quotes about spring. March is the month of change. We start to see new life forms everywhere in the form of blossoms and buds. The bees start to venture and forage outside, excited to see the apple, p …

Girls on the farm in a red truck International Women's Day

My Thoughts for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has brought about a reflection on this woman-owned business, and I think that it’s something important to share. When Waxing Kara began, it was my hobby. I was painting with encaustic, a paint that is made with beeswax, and I …

Orange season is in full swing when the bees start pollinating orange blossoms

Orange Season

The doldrums of winter have really started to wear on me. I hate the cold with a passion (but I do love the snow, which is a bit of a contradiction). The wind and short days really get to me; I just hate being cooped up inside. And, to boot, everyone I …

Girls using Harvest, Sea and Tea, and Bee Inspired face masks.

Easy DIY Honey Face Masks for a Spa Night

Honey Face Masks to Make at Home. Honey has been known as the perfect food, with vitamins, amino acids, good bacteria, micronutrients, and water. Did you know that it is almost the perfect skin food too?! All for the very same ingredients. As an added …

skillet with dark raw cocoa and blueberries next to small container with bath salts on dark background

A New Take on Valentine Chocolates

We aren’t speaking of the traditional Valentine Chocolates. We are somewhere else altogether, as in all over the body chocolate. Sound sexy? We thought so too. While a good box of chocolates is always lovely, we think it’s about time to mix it up and g …