Meet Dr Francois Visser and Mariki Visser - happily married scientists and bee lovers who discovered the unique interaction of native Australian bees with native plants near their home in the Queensland bush. They’ve made beekeeping – specifically keeping native Australian bees – their life work. Their mission is to restore native bee populations to bush and forest, supporting the natural ecosystem so plants and bees both can thrive.
Save the Bees encourages individuals and groups to get hands-on saving and building bee colonies within their own communities and to choose honey that is locally made or produced. Wild Bee is committed to the cause too, so for every beautiful product sold, a portion of sales will go to the Save the Bees foundation to help Simon and his team spread the word.
The Howes have owned and run their innovative bee farm since 1966.
"We manage our hives according to industry best practice but our approach to business goes much further than the standards require. We believe that bees are to be nurtured and cared for as they are such critical aspect of your environment. We also believe in sustainability and so our honey processing plant is 100% off the grid and powered entirely by solar energy"
Ben is another passionate Australian beekeeper based in Victoria. As well as keeping hives, Ben actively assists others to learn how to keep, care and even save bee colonies. Ben supplies the Royal Jelly we use in Wild Bee.
"Wild Bee is uniquely Australian, featuring native plant extracts, used for thousands of years by our indigenous people."
The cellular extracts are certified organic and reflect the multi-compound / multi-functional benefits of the most potent botanical species found in Australia. By supporting Native Extracts, Wild Bee supports the Aboriginal communities that harvest these powerful ingredients.