Petra Ahnert

Beehive Alchemy ( is an artisan soap, body care, and home goods company founded by Petra Ahnert. Petra had a couple of hives of her own and extra honey to sell after a chance meeting with a beekeeper at the library in 2002. Since then, she's looked for ways to put the extra wax to good use, frequently replacing household products with ones she can produce herself. These beeswax-based things eventually made their way into Beehive Alchemy's product range and the crafts covered in her book, Beeswax Alchemy.