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.
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!)