Patti and Deano Chlepas
RR1, Box 37, Lindside, WV 24951
Patti and Deano Chlepas were drawn to the picturesque landscape of Monroe County, West Virginia, and in 2005 established Birdsong Farm on 25 acres of sunny green pasture, cool moist woods, and a year-round running stream. It has proven to be the perfect setting for their apiary, which supplies the beeswax and honey found in many of their products.
Why beeswax? Beeswax is uniquely non-toxic, non-allergenic, and has a delicate sweet honey aroma. When burned, pure beeswax produces negative ions that actually clean air of odors, pollens, viruses, mold, dust mites, dust, and other allergens.
All Birdsong soap is made from preservative-free and organic vegetable ingredients. Their popular lip therapy and lotion bars moisturize and heal with a natural blend of ingredients, including sweet almond oil, Shea butter, beeswax, honey and Vitamin E. One signature item is their ‘Don’t Bug Me!’ insect repellant. Only the highest quality steamed, distilled or cold-pressed essential oils are used in their products.
Patti and Deano enjoy “being able to fully embrace the community of Blacksburg where so many wonderful people frequent the colorful and growing market. The market mentality has also spilled over into daily life, and is so much more than an occasional gathering. It has become a way of life.”