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The Goodness of Bees - Nature’s Hardest Worker

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”                                                                                             - Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee   Key players of our ecosystem, bees play a significant role in the pollination of many fruit, nuts, vegetables, and other species. A world without bees would mean a world without food sources, and the co-existence of different species. So forget about having broccoli, asparagus, cantaloupes, cucumbers, pumpkins, blueberries, watermelons, almonds, apples, cranberries cherries and even meat or dairy on your table! And it’s not only food, but honey bees also play a significant role in the pollination of other important crops such as cotton and flax and several valuable non-food products, such...

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Just remembered that Mothers Day is less than a week away? Realised you still need to rustle up some gifts for your lovely mum? Have no idea what your mum would like and feeling more stressed than an unfed puppy around dinner time?Well, fear no more! Pookipoiga will be your shiny, feel-good savior!Let us suggest some super quirky, super ethical and super sustainable gift ideas for your mum or mum equivalent.Nine Yaks Cashmere   Who doesn't love to snuggle into a warm luscious jumper or throw as the winter months draw near? Nine Yaks have a large array of beautiful, lux, and cuddly jumpers, ponchos, throws and shawls! Made ethically and sustainably, and supporting local communities in Nepal, these wonderful items...

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Hive Beeswax Candles - what's so stupefying about them?

So you've got a candle? So what? It's made from beeswax? Now you're talking! We've got them too - beeswax, and only beeswax. Why? Read on, my friend, and you shall find out! Reason numero uno: beeswax candles are not paraffin - surprising? I think not! A natural by-product of the honey industry, rather than the petroleum industry, you can't go wrong. Rather than releasing harmful toxins into the air, beeswax candles release negative ions, meaning that it cleanses the air you breathe, negating the positive charge of air contaminants and neutralising the air. On top of that, HIVE only use 100% cotton wicks, so there are no extra nasties hiding in your wick - what a relief! You won't...

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