We are Bee Good. A small, independent British skincare company based in rural Hampshire. We harness the potent properties of honey bee ingredients and expertly blend them with naturally active botanicals to create a range of gentle yet effective skincare for women and men of all ages and all skin types.
Bee Good was born in 2008 by husband and wife team, Simon and Caroline. As an experienced beekeeper for over 12 years, Simon keeps a number of hives to the highest standards in old orchards surrounding his home in rural Hampshire. As a champion of British beekeeping, Simon is a Trustee of the British Beekeeper’s Association and is slowing studying to become a “Master Beekeeper”. You can read Simon’s latest tales of his bees in our blog.
It was Caroline’s interest in harnessing the excess honey and beeswax to create natural skincare products which led to the first award-winning Bee Good 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. We continued to win awards, being judged the best cosmetics by our fellow beekeepers (they are a tough crowd to please!) at the Hampshire Honey Show in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013!
The response from our customers was overwhelming as they came back for more and spread the word amongst family and friends. It wasn’t long before customers were asking Simon when he was going to “do this full-time”! So, eventually in 2013 Simon recruited a small team of industry experts with similar beliefs and passion for natural skincare. Our ambition is to grow Bee Good whilst staying true to our roots and what makes us what we are – our British bees!
Bee Good still harvest a small amount of honey, beeswax and propolis from their own bees, but as the company expanded we now source materials from other commercial British bee farmers such as Lara and her family who supply us with 100% British bee products. Simon still regular teaches beekeeping to others at Fleet Beekeepers and feels it is important to give back – both by supporting commercial beekeepers around the UK and by educating people and children about bees.