Introducing Millbee and me
Welcome to my first blog post. Let me start by sharing a bit about myself. My name is Jennifer. I'm a mum to Jane (5 yrs) and Matthew (4 yrs) and I'm married to Joe. I'm a country girl, living in the midlands of Ireland which has a beautiful landscape and bogland scenery. So where did Millbee come from? It was a number of things. First, I was familiar with beeswax and all its great uses. I had been making beeswax candles and keeping bees. And second, I wanted to become more sustainable. As a mother, I’ve been growing increasingly aware of the impact our practices have on our kids’ futures. I’ve become more conscious of how much plastic we actually use and how we can change this.
I started to make and use beeswax food wraps for my family and soon after, my friends and relatives started asking me for them too! I made my first batch of beeswax food wraps and set up a stall at the local food market and sold out! Turns out there are lots of people who are sick of using clingfilm and want to become more sustainable. So for me, this is the beginning of a new business journey. I want to create a business that has a positive impact on our environment and one that is socially responsible. Big changes are needed which everyone needs to be on board with, and I want to do my part in our environment.