Even though I had a long wait to get my bees, the summer was hot and dry. Then having an issue with 2 hives I'm happy my year went well. My greatest joy was watching this marvelous insect work together to better there chances on surviving. Other great enjoyments was sharing (selling) my honey to many people. Some called for more, saying it was the best honey they have had in a long time. Makes you feel good about what your bees have done . Now, I've made chapstick. Thanks riverbee for the recipe. I had enough wax to make 50 tubes. All my family and few friends will get tube for Christmas the rest I want to sell. Hopefully people will enjoy them as much as they enjoyed the honey. Next year can't come fast enough! Want to expand my hives and get more of my honey out to local folks. Thanks to all that have helped me since February. If it wasn't for you guys and gals I would have had a mess on my hands. Here are my final products for this year. Thank you all.