McGroarty Arts Center Annual Holiday Boutique & Chili Bowl Sale

McGroarty Arts Center
7570 McGroarty Terrace
Tujunga, CA 91042

Saturday, December 5, 2015 
On Saturday, along with the Holiday Boutique, we have our Famous Chili Bowl Sale!
Shoppers can pick out a favorite bowl, handcrafted by the artists in our Ceramics Department & fill it with home-made chili while enjoying live music and home-made deserts!

Sunday, December 6, 2015
On Sunday, kids of all ages will enjoy decorating holiday themed cookies. 
Santa will stop by between 11AM to 1PM and our local Firefighters from LAFD Station #74 will stop by at 2:30PM for a visit & pick up toys from our Toy Drive. Enjoy crock-pot cuisine & Dickens Carolers provided by the Sunland-Tujunga-Shadow Hills Rotary Club.

On Saturday and Sunday
Bill's Bees 
Buzz by, Say Hi!

Bill's wife, Liane, will have their Honey Bee Table overflowing
 with fabulous gifts from their Honey Bee Hives:
100% Raw Local Honey - Just the Way the Bees Made It!
Homemade Beeswax Soaps, Lotions and Lip Balms handcrafted by Liane. 
Beeswax Candles - beautiful, slow burning, crafted on site at Bill's Bees Bee Farm
Enjoy a Taste of Honey!
And a bowl of Chili!!!

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Ye Olde Holiday Bazaar

If you'd love an olde time holiday bazaar featuring over 40 arts and crafts vendors, one of a kind items, honest and true local honey, and musical entertainment, come on by!
Meet new friends, greet old ones!!!
Ye Olde Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 14, 2015
11053 North Trail
Kagel Canyon, CA 91342
(Right above Lakeview Terrace/Sylmar)
9AM - 3PM
Bill's Bees is located right over the hill in Little Tujunga Canyon.  
We're thrilled to be a part of Ye Olde Holiday Bazaar.
Our honey table will be overflowing with fabulous gifts from our Honey Bee Hives:
100% Raw Local Honey - Just the Way the Bees Made It!
Homemade Beeswax Soaps, Lotions and Lip Balms crafted by Bill's wife, Liane
Beeswax Candles - beautiful, slow burning, crafted on site at Bill's Bees Bee Farm
Buzz By, Say Hi! Enjoy a Taste of Honey!

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Soap The Way Nature Intended It!


Did you know a bar of soap from the store may not be what you think it is? Most are actually detergents, and the ones that have the word “soap” on the label contain many chemical and artificial compounds. Look at the ingredients the next time you pick up a bar, you may be surprised.

Bill’s Bees Handmade Beeswax Soap Bars are just what they say they are. Our soaps are hand made in small batches of approximately 30 bars each, and they are made from scratch (from oils, sodium hydroxide, and natural spring water). Our soaps only use emollients from vegetable products, such as olive, palm, coconut, soybean, and walnut oils, which yield rich lathering and mild soaps that tend to make the skin feel soft and smooth while helping to retain natural moisture. Beeswax is also a fat which can be saponified. However, it is an expensive ingredient and isn’t often used in soapmaking. Beeswax makes a soap which is gentle to the skin, while making the soap last longer and have a finer texture. The beautiful range of colors seen in our soap bars is the result of different oils used in each recipe and other natural ingredients such as herbs and spices.

Bill's Bees Handmade Beeswax Lotion Bars do not have any artificial preservatives or antibacterial agents - many people are very sensitive to those artificial ingredients and find that Bill's Bees Handmade Beeswax Lotion Bars are extremely soothing and non-irritating. They are molded by hand in small 18 bar batches with only four main ingredients: beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, and sweet almond oil. Vitamin E oil is added for extra skin nourishment, and also acts as a natural preservative. Our lotion bars retain the warm color of natural beeswax.

Bill’s Bees Honey (Unscented) Handmade Beeswax Soap Bars and Unscented Beeswax Lotion Bars are truly fragrance free, scented only by the sweet fragrance of Bill’s Bees Honey. They are excellent for anyone who is sensitive to scents, has allergies, or very sensitive skin. 

We do not use animal products in our soaps and lotions, and we don’t do any animal testing. No artificial colors are added. Fragrance is provided by either pure essential or fragrance oils. We use only the beeswax from Bill’s Bees beehives and only 100% pure raw honey from Bill’s Bees honey bees.

All Bill’s Bees Handmade Beeswax Soap and Lotion Bars are personally hand crafted, labeled, and packaged right here at Bill’s Bees Bee Farm by Bill’s wife, Liane. 

So now that you know a bit more about and the benefits of handmade, vegetable oil based soaps, we hope you’ll try Bill’s Bees Handmade Soaps and enjoy the luxury of “soap the way nature intended it!” As for Bill's Bees Homemade Beeswax Lotion Bars - 'They're sheer bliss!"

Check out this Customer Feedback from Mary. It makes me smile!

Thank you, 


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Rules Have Changed for California Farmers Markets

Bills Bees soaps, lip balm, lotionsFor years we have sold our wonderful beeswax soaps, lip balm and lotion bars and beautiful solid beeswax candles at farmers markets. Something has changed and we are now not allowed to display these items at the farmers markets (I know, it is crazy, but Rules are Rules). You can still pick these items up at our farmers markets, but you must order in advance and just pick up at the markets. We are also happy to ship them to you directly. Shipping cost around Los Angeles is usually $8.36 for as much as we can fit into a Post Office Regional Rate A Box. All our soaps, lip balms and lotion bars are featured on our website. We are working on getting our beautiful candles on our site; they should be up shortly. Of course, all of our delicious honey varietals are on display and available for purchase at the farmers markets as well as online pre-sale/pickup at farmers markets.

Thank you,
Bill & Clyde
Bill's Bees

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