The world of bees and honey is littered with beautiful flowers, sweet goods, agriculture and cute pollinators.
If you are a fan of some or all of these things then you might be glad to hear that there is actually an aesthetic that focuses on these motifs.
Honeycore is a new aesthetic that has been on the rise in recent years, garnering attention mainly from social media.
In this blog post, we’ll be talking about honeycore in detail: what it is, how it’s different from cottagecore, the colors involved in honey core fashion, and motifs used for honey core aesthetics.
I hope you enjoy reading!
What Is Honeycore?
The honeycore aesthetic centers around honey and other sweet goods, such as honeycomb, honeydew, sugar and syrup.
It’s an aesthetic that celebrates honey in all its forms while also promoting honey production and protection of bees through conservation.
The honey bees of today play a vital role in our crops because they pollinate a majority of the food we eat.
Honeycore is related to cottagecore and they share similar visuals including flower fields, agriculture, rural living and animal care.
While cottagecore has a lot of bright and pastel tones, honeycore focuses more on yellow and brown colors but more on that below.
Honey is also great for your health overall and even if you don’t fit into this aesthetic you can still incorporate some of its benefits into your daily life.
Honey has been used as a medicine since ancient times.
It’s great for relieving coughs and sore throats because of its antibacterial properties.
Did you know that honey can even be used as an antiseptic?
The next time you get a cut or scrape, try dabbing some honey on the wound to keep it clean and free from infection.
You should also try using natural honey in place of sugar whenever possible!
Honey contains many minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron which are essential to healthy bones and teeth.
Natural sugars in honey stimulate insulin production which helps with energy levels throughout the day.
Some honey is also great for soothing seasonal allergy symptoms and colds due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Honeycore fashion typically consist of honeycomb patterns, honey-related prints and honey inspired garments.
For honeycomb patterns, try to find items with honeycombs on them and for honey-related prints, you can purchase honey related clothing such as a honeydew dress or a bee print shirt.
There are many options available online including print shirts on Etsy with texts such as “sweet as can bee” or “honey life”.
Honeycore fashion also includes clothing like tops which are made of fabric that is textured in the pattern of honeycomb.
Mainly focus on clothing items in the colors white, yellow, mustard, marigold, orange, pumpkin, tangerine, dark topaz, and nectar.
You can wear as many honey inspired accessories as you like including but not limited to honey bee scrunchies, honeycomb necklace, honey bee bracelet, or earrings.
Wear whatever you like and you don’t have to go overboard with the clothing items.
Some sweet accessories or a honey bee tweed skirt can really enhance your overall appearance to fit the honeycore aesthetic.
When thinking about honey and bees, the first activity that comes to mind is definitely beekeeping.
Beekeeping is a magical and wonderful activity all honey enthusiasts can enjoy.
It involves caring for animals, the environment and planting flowers!
Beekeeping isn’t just about honey production although making your own honey in your garden truly sounds amazing.
Beekeeping also allows you to experience the wonder of one of nature’s most incredible creatures up close – bees!
Honeybees are fascinating in their own right, but once you have them on your doorstep their charm is undeniable.
While honeybees are naturally gentle creatures, it’s important to remember that they can sting if startled or threatened – so be sure to keep your honeybee activities safe and beneficial for everyone involved!
Bees not only produce honey but also contribute to the environment by pollinating other crops around your farm.
If you don’t have a garden or cannot spare the time to take care of a bee colony, there are definitely other things that are more low maintenance.
One honey core activity is honey tasting! For honey tasting parties, there are a number of honey varieties to be sampled.
You can also take part in a workshop or buy a honey tasting kit online.
Be careful not to overdo it with honey because honey should never be eaten in large quantities since it can give you stomach upset.
You can also participate in honey related activities such as learning about bees.
There are amazing books about bees available online and maybe even in your local store.
Do your own studies by grabbing your favorite vintage notebook and going outside to observe bees in their natural habitat.
You could also write about honey and other sweet goods for honeycore aesthetics on social media.
A few of the jewellery items I have mentioned above can be handmade if you are into crafting.
If you are into movies why not make it a goal to watch every single movie that is related to bees or honey.
The following list is not exhaustive and there are probably many more movies and documentaries that can give you the honey core vibe.
- Winnie the Pooh
- The Secret Life of Bees
- Mr. Bug Goes to Town
- Bee Movie
- Jupiter Ascending
- Vanishing of the Bees
- Queen of the Sun
- The Wonders
- Killer Bees
- Maya the Bee
- More Than Honey
- The Swarm
- The Pollinators
- Tales From the Hive
- Why Bees are Disappearing
- Who Killed the Honeybees?
- The Last Beekeeper
- Keep the Hives Alive
- Bee People