Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Honey of A Weekend

Beautiful gardens and breathtaking river views might not be the first things you think of when you think of the Bronx (if, in fact, you ever think about the Bronx), but those descriptions surely fit Wave Hill.....fabulous public gardens right in my neighborhood.
Wave Hill has great educational programs including regular art activities, always with a nature related theme.  The "Honey Weekend" just ended, with Saturday devoted to beekeeping and honey, and Sunday all about beeswax and candles.
I went with five friends on Sunday to enjoy the grounds and roll up some beeswax candles.

We were given several sheets of beeswax, and directions. 

This is just what I had leftover and brought home for future candle making......we really were given LOTS.
We also each received little bee pins to decorate our finished candles.  OK, all together now, everyone say, "awww, how cute." 
Watching a demo of how to make candles that look just like beehives.

We stayed for about two hours and we each made several candles. I did a pair of tapers, and one odd little barrel shaped candle.
But my favorites were the ones shaped to look like beehives.  I made a whole family of those.
(Thanks to Amalia who provided the Wave Hill  photographs!)

22 comments:

Diann said...

What a fun time you and your friends had at the BEE event! I love the tapers you made, but the little bee hives are my favorite too....the bee's knees! Diann

Celeste said...

Oh my waht a wonderful place... Your candles are fantastic... I have to say my favorites are the be hive ones also.... You always do the coolest things....

Helen said...

What a great sounding weekend, love the candles you made

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

What a fun weekend! I haven't been to Wave Hill in years. Love all the photos you includedd. And the candles are just so beautiful. Love the tapered ones but I think the little beehive ones are just too stinkin' cute!

Elaine Allen

Ok - I know I'm getting old when I can remember rolling beeswax sheets in my hands, but can't remember when or what I was making - LOL!

Tammy D said...

What a fun day. I love the beehive candles too.

Lori said...

Looks like a great time, and who knew, in the Bronx? Love your candles, and hey, if you get tired of looking at them, you can throw them in the melting pot and use it on art.....

Sherri Auld said...

What a great place to spend a day. The beehives are just too stinkin cute for words! Love them.

Kerry said...

What a wonderful place and what fun. I think the bee hives are my favorite also.

SusanK said...

Gorgeous! What fun to be in a beautiful place with wonderful friends!

Kathy Eddy said...

These are just adorable! What a fun day and interesting too.

Elaine A said...

Your candles came out beautiful and I love the little bees.
Great pictures. Thanks for sharing your fun afternoon with all of us.
Elaine Akers

Victoria said...

Those are great candles. What a fun day you had!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh what a BEAUTIFUL place Eileen!!!! And what a fun day out!!! You're so right the beehive candles are too cute...but I love the 2 color candles too!!! GREAT job!!!

Nancy Lynn said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun with your friends. The candles are great.

Linda said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend with friends! How fun to make candles! Love the beehive ones!

jonaks said...

wow, you made cute candles!

Patzee said...

Those bee hives are just too cute!!I love the smell of beeswax and onece made a bunch of molded angel ornaments. The smell of beeswax and pine always remind me of the holidays. I keep some of my candles in the freezer (someone said it stops them from dripping when they burn). Do you have candles in your freezer?

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH WOW....What a BEAUTIFUL place!! Looks like you all had a BLAST!!

Chris said...

How absolutely darling. What a beautiful place and to be used for the neighborhood--what a plus

Corris said...

that was such a wonderful weekend! your post really captured how much fun we had. what a great way to end the summer! :)

Corris said...

omg! pat made a great point. ha! did u find the rest of the candles :)

Sue Young said...

OOOOHHEileen!!!ILOVE these! I use lotsof beeswax candles because they burn so nice and clean...with my allergies,THAT is important!!!!!How fun!I'm jealous!

BEEEEEEEEEEE good this weekend!
XO Sue