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That Week We Made 2,000 Lip Balms and 150 Pounds of Soap

It's the end of an incredibly wonderful & productive week. I'm feeling very tired, but I'm also feeling very satisfied.

If you could be here right now with me in my studio, you would see the evidence of a week well-spent on production.

Bin upon bin of neatly stacked lip balms. Row upon row of freshly made soap, waiting to be cut & stamped. Containers of raw ingredients, prepared by hand and staged for the next week.

But as rewarding as it was to look upon the tangible results of a week of hard work, it was also bittersweet.

You see…Hailey is leaving for school in two weeks.

When you visit our About page, you can see our entire HoneyBee Family. Hailey is our Chief of Operations, managing every aspect of production & inventory.

Hailey pours her heart & soul into this business, and has been dreaming right alongside Rob & me from the very beginning. If you have bought anything from us, ever, there's a very good chance that she had a hand in its creation.

In two weeks, Hailey is headed across the country for college. So she & I went into full production mode to make the most of our last few weeks together.

Now, making as much skin care as humanly possible may not sound like fun to most people, but we've had a blast. The adventure included a road trip for an emergency supply run, strategy sessions written down on scraps of paper, and lots of deep conversations about life, the universe & everything.

Why are we making so much when Christmas is four and a half months away?

Well…I've got some really awesome things in store for you. And while I'm not totally ready to spill the beans, I have been dropping hints on social media. In fact, I've been talking a lot about it in the new Story feature on our Instagram page.

The past few weeks, I have been getting lots of samples from vendors. We've just finished developing all the prototypes, and I'm really excited about what's in store.

New offerings that you've been asking for.

Cool gift packages that you'll be proud to give to friends & family (or keep for yourself).

Interesting variations on the products you already love.

Over the next two months, you're going to be getting exclusive first access to all the great new developments at Handcrafted HoneyBee. So make sure you open your Beemail! You're going to really enjoy what's coming.

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