Have you ever wondered what the ‘local’ story behind the beeswax we source for the Blemish Balm is? Sourcing amazing ingredients is essential to creating amazing products. When I began to formulate the Blemish Balm over a decade ago, I knew every ingredient needed to be top notch. So, I called the beekeeper who makes the honey I’ve been eating for years. That’s where our connection began. Fast forward to last week where our schedules synced for a visit to his apiary and a wealth of knowledge that is only the tip of the iceberg when it come to bees.

You get to meet Jay, in the latest broadcast from Sénica. He is the local beekeeper who produces honey 🍯 using pesticide-free practices. Jay was kind enough to host me and give me an intro to beekeeping. I truly appreciate the opportunity to learn more about bees and how their way of life intersects with the artisan body care products we create at Sénica. I have an innate love for nature and this time was truly phenomenal because I was surrounded by nature and also learning.

Click below to view the broadcast and a few photos from the day.

New! Facebook Live with local beekeeper Jay and Benardett, Creator of Sénica Products

A visit to the apiary (bee yard) with the beekeeper who supplies the beeswax we use in the Blemish Balm.
Problems viewing the embed? Access the video here, https://www.facebook.com/senicanaturals/videos/481329445723142

Learning what the role of smoke is in keeping bees calm while working a hive.


And then there was the process of requeening as well as swarming and producing or buying queens for your hive.

Break time was another opportunity to hydrate and soak in more from Jay’s extensive knowledge.

And then there is the sweet honey, one of the products created from the hives. There is also beeswax, propolis, and pollen. I’ll stop here and look forward to perhaps sharing in future.


The Blemish Balm – a versatile skin soother & moisturizer
The Blemish Balm contains beeswax from this apiary and that’s the connection. You can learn more about the Blemish Balm here, https://shop.senicanaturals.com/collections/blemish-balm.

Keeping it golden with fresh batches of THE Blemish Balm. This holy grail product is infused with calendula and comfrey herbs to nourish the skin while cocoa butter, olive oil, vitamin E and jojoba nourish. Works as an intense moisturizer, for cuts, burns, bruises and acne bumps when they begin to scab, and for skin irritations. It’s the perfect addition to your first aid cabinet and for Spring time skin flare ups. Get your own jar at https://shop.senicanaturals.com/collections/blemish-balm.



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Thank you as always for your time and support.

Natural. Beautiful. You.®,
Benardett, Creator of Sénica® Products

Our Story

Sénica (pronounced SAY-NEEKA) is an artisanal body care brand that helps you care for your dry skin and celebrate your authentic beauty. Created by a trained biochemist from the Caribbean who struggled with eczema and dermatitis. Made in New Orleans. Inspired by the islands of Dominica & St. Croix. Explore our story and collection at https://senicanaturals.com.

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