BEEBALM Clifford developed his recipe for Beebalm over 25 years ago. We’ve been making it the same way ever since. Just three ingredients: Sunflower Oil, Beeswax, and Water. Each small batch is handmade in our home kitchen. We use it everywhere around the farm: on the cows udders, on our little boy’s chin, and our own dry, work-worn hands. It’s simply the best heal-all. Beeswax is found in many skin creams, but often just a tiny amount, whereas Beebalm is 1/3 pure beeswax. We sell it online to meet the needs of customers that have moved out of the area but can’t live without it. Here is a list of uses compiled from customer feedback: Dry hands, Chapped lips, Slow healing wounds, Hydrating cuticles, Cracked feet & heels, Diaper rash, Hemorrhoids, Stretch Marks, Wrinkles, Eczema, Bedsores, Cow’s Udders, Ice protection for dog’s feet, Dreadlocks, Waterproofing boots, Sticking drawers, Leather conditioning, Threading needles, Oiling cutting boards & bowls, Seasoning cooking surfaces.
Price per 2 oz. jar: $6.90 (tax included)
Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping for up to 10 jars: $9.65
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HONEY Upinngil’s first business card read “Upinngil Finnsheep and Apiary”. The sheep are long gone – and we no longer maintain the 50 hive Apiary we once did, but Clifford still keeps several hives at the original homestead on Center Road, primarily for pollinating a small apple orchard. He also teaches a beekeeping course at GCC every spring. We sell our honey in the store when we have it. We also sell honey from other local producers (primarily Eli & Olivia, Greenfield).
MAPLE Upinngil has a small sugarhouse on Center Road where we boil sap most winters. It takes 40 gallons of sap to boil down to 1 precious gallon of syrup. We usually hang about 100 buckets in various spots around Gill. It’s a good way to stay busy in late February and early March, before the growing season begins. Hard work, but rewarding.