Our Beekeeper's Name is Reece

Having a connection to where ingredients come from
creates trust. It's as simple as being able to see the actual landscape,
to hear the stories, to witness what stewardship looks like on any
given day.

 

After ten years of working with Reece and his family business in
Central Otago, we decided it was time to tell more of his story.  You
don't have to spend long with Reece to get a very real sense of his deep
appreciation for the landscape and the bees in his care.

A visit to Central Otago

Becky visits the bees who make organic beeswax

Golden land and blue sky stretches in all directions. Reece invited Becky to tag along for a session of checking on the bees.

He did not wear any protective clothing, she most certainly DID!

Organic Beekeeping

Happy Bees

Central Otago with it's searing hot summers and cold, cold winters is am incredible place for bees, with a full flush of flowers in spring and wild thyme everywhere.

Reece and his family are 3rd generation beekeepers, and certified organic.

For ten years, they have been the sole supplier of our organic beeswax, a rich golden yellow that smells of honey and summer.

Certified Organic

Taking care of the bees

Organic Bee Care means there's no chemical residues in the beeswax produced. That's better for the bees and better for you.

Conventional beekeeping has some practices that are not respectful to the bees- one of them is taking all of their honey and sugar feeding them, something that is very unhealthy and stressful for the bees.

With organic principals, hives are placed in wild places with enough flowers to forage, and left with enough of their own honey to be healthy.

Organic Beeswax in Sun Balm and Manuka Balm

Sun Balm SPF50 and 2hr water resistant | 15gSun Balm SPF50 and 2hr water resistant | 15g

Sun Balm SPF50 | 15g

$17
Certified Natural Sunscreen for Lips & Skin 2 Hour Water Resistance
Sun Balm Natural Sunscreen SPF 40 | 80gSun Balm Natural Sunscreen SPF 40 | 80g

Sun Balm SPF40 | 80g

$38
Certified Natural Sunscreen for Lips & Skin 2 Hour Water Resistance
Starter Kit - Sustainable Sunscreen SPF 50 and 2 hours water resistant | 85g certified natural sunscreen in two tins | refill from larger to smallerStarter Kit - Sustainable Sunscreen SPF 50 and 2 hours water resistant | 85g certified natural sunscreen in two tins | refill from larger to smaller

Sun Balm SPF50 | 85g

$45
Two Tin Refill Natural Sunscreen 2 Hour Water Resistance
Sun Balm Natural Sunscreen for Lips and Skin SPF 50 | 35gSun Balm Natural Sunscreen for Lips and Skin SPF 50 | 35g

Sun Balm SPF50 | 35g

$23
Certified Natural Sunscreen for Lips & Skin 2 Hour Water Resistance