Bee Good was created in 2008 by husband and wife team, Simon and Caroline. As an expert beekeeper, Simon keeps a number of beehives in old orchards surrounding his Hampshire home. It was Caroline’s interest in harnessing the excess honey and beeswax to create natural skincare products which led to the first award-winning products; a lip balm and a hand cream; made in Caroline’s kitchen using centuries-old recipes and sold at local Hampshire farmer’s markets.
Word spread, sales grew and the awards continued, so in 2013 Simon recruited a small team of skincare experts with similar beliefs and passion for natural skincare to build Bee Good into the award-winning, premium skincare brand that it is today.
Whilst our ambition is to grow Bee Good, we are proud of our roots and will always stay true to what makes us what we are – our British bees! As a champion of British bee-keeping, Simon focuses solely on actively promoting the security of our British bees. He teaches beekeeping and works closely with the British Beekeeper’s Association and the Bee Farmers Association.
Bee Good actively supports our British bees, not just with charitable donations, but by a programme of tangible support including the education of young beekeepers and the planting of wildflower meadows across the UK.
You can read Simon's latest tales of his bees in our Beauty & the Bees blog.
The Bee Good Team - Toni, Becs, Glen and Simon
Hi I’m Simon, I have an absolute passion for bees and beekeeping and the rest of the Bee Good team assure me I have successfully transmitted the bee bug to them. Having worked in the IT industry for over 30 years, I started keeping bees in 2002 as an antidote to the hi-tech environment and I still keep my hand in with the technical side of our business. Now much of my time is spent fanatically spreading the love of bees and the need to protect them along with other pollinators and their environment further afield. This includes writing articles for several national magazines and blogs for Bee Good, keeping an eye on our bees and tutoring and mentoring for my local association. I’m also a Trustee for the British Beekeeper's Association.
Hello, I’m Toni and when I’m not overseeing the day-to-day business and spreading the Bee Good word to customers and business partners alike, I’m answering your varied skincare questions. I’ve been in the beauty industry for far too long to count and have always had one purpose - to find the right solutions for your needs. I’ve had a life-long fascination with bees, having been fortunate enough to attend a primary school in Surrey where the headmaster shared his beekeeping interest with us. Combining beauty and bees is the best thing! I’m also a qualified Reiki Practitioner and rather partial to Montezuma’s Chilli & Lime chocolate.
Hi I’m Becs, I develop all our wonderful products and market them, working closely with you, our customers, to understand exactly what you’re looking for from your skincare. I talk regularly with bloggers, vloggers, our designers, creative agencies as well as other like-minded brands to spread the Bee Good word. With many years of marketing experience gained in both large and small companies, I left the corporate world after having my son, to pursue my passion for working in natural skincare. In my spare time I love nothing better than going for a run, walking the dog and the sound of buzzing bees in summer!
Hello, I’m Glen and having been involved at a senior level in a variety of companies all over the world during my three-decade career, it’s my job to basically keep the Bee Good team on track. The team all believe I have a natural love of spreadsheets. I beg to differ. What I’m a stickler for is the project management of our logistics and operations to ensure that we’re organised to deliver everything we commit to on time and with the care and values we believe in. That’s a given. When I’m not dotting “i’s” and crossing “t’s” for Bee Good, I’m a loyal Welsh Rugby fan and I have a thirst for knowledge as well as the occasional pint.