Cosmetics company BuzzBalm is on a mission to improve the nation’s skin and protect the honey bee from potential extinction.

100% natural BuzzBalm was established by Heaton Moor beekeeper Tony Metters in 2015, but with a recent rebrand and investment in PR and marketing, the range is going from strength to strength.

Bee-friendly technique

BuzzBalm products utilise a non-intrusive honey harvesting technique, which aims to nurture the honey bee and aid the survival of this amazing insect.

When it comes to extracting honey, BuzzBalm is pioneering the use of advanced Flow™ Hive technology, where excess honey is taken from the hive without injuring or disturbing the honey bees or damaging the comb. The honey is then transferred directly into the jar using an amazing new approach that retains all its natural goodness and healing benefits. The natural aromas are also preserved, as the honey is kept as nature intended, complete with all its enzymes and wondrous nutrients.

Sweet charity

BuzzBalm uses honey in its all-purpose skin products and – via the UK charity Bees Abroad – is committed to donating a proportion of its profits to developing self-sustaining beekeeping economies in poor communities.
 “Bees are threatened by the use of Genetically Modified (GM) and neonicotinoid pesticides, which are a proven threat to the very existence of honey bees,” explains BuzzBalm’s Co-founder Tony Metters.

Spreading its commercial wings

As part of its growing success, BuzzBalm is developing a network of local and online retailers, which includes online giant Amazon. The company has also partnered with The National Trust (which is equally as passionate about our winged friends and protecting the environment) to create a brand-new, bespoke range,which will soon be on sale at Dunham Massey. Emily Saunders, Retail Manager for National Trust in the North West, was attracted to the products not only because they are made locally in Cheshire, but because they are completely natural and could even be made to include honey from the estate’s very own resident honey bees.

Six very special ingredients

The brand boasts a range of five all-natural products, including: classic All Purpose Skin Cream, Ultra Lip Balm, Beehave Beard Balm, Hand and Cuticle Cream, and their Ink’d Tattoo After Care Balm.

BuzzBalm’s original formulation helps to treat a large number of skin conditions. Slight variations have been made to the formulation in order to optimise it for each product’s specific use. Containing only six ingredients – all of which are 100% natural, unchanged in the processing of the product, and bioactive.

And here are those very special ingredients: Raw honey blend, bee propolis, unprocessed organic beeswax, royal jelly, fermented bee pollen and organic extra virgin olive oils.

Fermented bee pollen, BuzzBalm’s magic ingredient (also known as Melixir, is added at the final stage of production.

No added nasties

BuzzBalm does not contain parabens, chemicals, synthetic preservatives, fragrances, emulsifiers, petroleum products, alcohol or additives. It is deliberately non-scented in order to preserve its natural smell and to avoid skin irritation, as many unnatural additives that provide scent can cause issues with the skin.

To find out more about the BuzzBalm range, visit buzzbalm.co.uk or pop into the Dunham Massey shop to check out the bespoke National Trust products.

BuzzBalm are looking for partners who are equally passionate about sustainability and protecting nature. To enquire about retail partnership opportunities, please email Marketing Director Nick Birch at nick@buzzbalm.co.uk or call him direct on 07977 277 518.