HAPPENINGS at The Hive
In our new space, THE HIVE at The Savage Homestead, we will feature our curated collection of items for the home. We’re also making it a gathering place for our guests to create, connect, and celebrate.
Bees are social creatures, very much like humans. They live together in well-organized family groups and work cooperatively to build their home, collect food, raise new bees, and of course – make honey! Bees are adaptable, learning new skills to change jobs as they get older and pinch-hitting to fill in for others when necessary. When a worker bee discovers a good source of nectar or pollen, she excitedly returns to the hive to perform a “waggle dance” that helps other worker bees find it. By working together effectively, individual bees ensure the success of the colony – and researchers believe they experience a “positive emotionlike state” much like what we call happiness!
Join us in THE HIVE for:
- CLASSES & WORKSHOPS to learn new skills, create, and make items to take home
- PARTIES & CELEBRATIONS for birthdays, showers, friend nights out, and other gatherings
- EVENTS - tastings, lectures, talks, and more
We’re currently “under construction” to make this space amazing! Watch for updates and an announcement about our grand opening and schedule of events!
HAPPENINGS at The Hive
Connect. Create. Celebrate.
THE HIVE at The Savage Homestead
Announcing what will be behind the door in our new space at the Skaneateles flagship boutique!
Just as the hive is a home for bees that enables them to work together in harmony, THE HIVE at The Savage Homestead will feature our curated collection of items for the home and will be a gathering place for our guests to create, connect, and celebrate.
A skep is at the center of our new logo for THE HIVE. The word “skep” originated from the Old Norse word “skeppa,” or basket. These traditional beehives are made of dried grass or straw woven into a dome shape and have been used to house honeybee colonies for centuries, providing the colony with protection from rain, cold, and drafty winds. To allow the bees to come and go, the beekeeper creates a small “front door” or raises the hive slightly off its platform.
Although skeps are still popular in some parts of the world today, most beekeepers use modern wooden hives with removable frames. The skep will always hold a place in the heart of bee lovers, as it represents thousands of years of interaction between humans and bees.
Inside a hive, bees communicate, collaborate, create, care for each other, share food, and even dance! Like humans, bees are incredibly social creatures who protect the ones they love and work together toward common goals. That’s why they’re so inspiring to us.
THE HIVE at The Savage Homestead
A curated collection of items for the home.
*LOW-WASTE HOME REFRESH IN THE BOUTIQUE*
We've refreshed our low-waste home area in the Skaneateles boutique and expanded our product offerings!
We offer stylish eco-friendly and economical alternatives that help you keep a "greener" home and make a positive impact on the environment. Small changes can make a big difference!
Swedish dish cloths replace paper towels and sponges - they're long-lasting and budget-friendly, too! Our solid dish soaps clean effectively and smell fantastic - and for the win, they save water and shipping costs! Air dry hand washable dishes naturally on a bamboo rack that naturally biodegrades when composted at end of life (reducing the plastic in our landfills). Dry your dishes (and sop up big messes) with our cute and generously-sized flour sack tea towels.
FOOD STORAGE & SERVEWARE
Avoid single-use plastic with beeswax wraps, compostable cling wrap, silicone and PEVA reusable food storage bags, and washable bowl covers. Carry your groceries in functional yet stylish cotton produce bags and French market bags. Reseal food packages with fun donut-shaped wooden bag clips. Top your food storage jars with our chic bamboo mason jar lids for a pleasing pantry! And sip your drinks with stainless steel straws instead of single-use plastic ones that aren't recyclable and end up in the trash.
Scrub-a-dub-dub to your heart's content with our high quality wood and natural bristle brushes - dishwashing, scrub brushes, and toilet brushes. We even have brushes for your dog and cat! At the end of their lives (in many years), they can be composted.
Clean your clothes as naturally as possible with our laundry options. Vegan, cruelty-free and never tested on animals, our specially-selected laundry products get the job done - deep cleaning and stain removal with long-lasting freshness, bold and bright colors, and a sense of pride! Ditch chemically treated dryer sheets and instead, naturally soften and fluff laundry while saving energy by tumbling in the dryer with our adorable wool dryer balls.
Refill your container or ours. In a hurry? We have refills ready "to go"!
Dropps eco-friendly, water-saving, plastic-free, mess-free pods for laundry and dishes
Common Good eco-conscious, essential oil-scented liquid soaps and cleaners
OUR SKANEATELES BOUTIQUE
We've opened our first brick & mortar location at 3 Fennell Street in the Old Stone Mill in the village of Skaneateles!
Watch our opening day video walk-through HEREWe hope you can come and visit our beautiful boutique. Someone recently described it as, "A Parisian candle salon and Rose Apothecary had a bébé!"
ECO-CHIC CANDLES: small-batch soy candles hand-poured on our homestead in Skaneateles
APOTHECARY: handcrafted bath and body products made at Newton Farms in Alden, NY
HOME COLLECTION: flame-free fragrance and low-waste, sustainable kitchen, bath, & home items