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About

Native Bee™ is award-winning organic skincare, exclusively formulated with high-performance Propolis from tropical Australian stingless bees.

 

The core concept is to offer a deluxe experience of using safe and effective skin products. With its wellness-oriented approach, Native Bee skincare does not promise you overnight beauty miracles but guarantees you well-nourished skin and long-lasting freshness with its Propolis-based gentle formulations. 

 

The handcrafted, mild and absolutely natural constitution for each product has been designed based on individual skin needs, and to cater to the needs of stressed skin with minimal effort. To maintain transparency, each ingredient has been listed along with its significance to help you decide what is best for you.

With every purchase on our website, you support Save The Bees Australia.

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Our Story

We are the Meliponists (Stingless beekeepers) who raise Australian native stingless bees intuitive and sustainably. Only a small amount of propolis is produced (up to 200g per hive each year), making this ingredient very rare. Our beekeeping practices focus on the health of the bees above all else, as we want our bee colonies to be successful and self-sustaining without human intervention.


Our story began when we realised how amazing properties propolis has. We first started infusing our precious propolis in high-quality organic oils, making it perfect for mature, dry, and sensitive skin. After seeing amazing results through our trials, we found the perfect balance and decided to share our products with you.

Connect with us on Instagram @nativebeeskincare to watch our journey.

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Australian Native Bee Propolis

Propolis is an amazing natural substance that consists of wax and a wide range of natural resins, essential oils and plant juices, which the bees collect from their surroundings. Resins are most often collected from eucalyptus, tea tree and pine trees, so you can imagine how beautiful the scent is.

Propolis is used by the Australian native stingless bees to sanitise their hives, preserve their honey and build their nest. Compared to honey bees, these tropical stingless bees collect propolis ingredients from a much wider range of plants, and have a more diverse use of applications in the beehives. This diversity potentially provides a stronger and more comprehensive spectrum of beneficial properties. These properties result in a darker shade of propolis, compared to honey bee propolis.

 

You can learn more about stingless bees here.

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Propolis extraction is a complex process.
Processing propolis
Ethically harvested propolis
Propolis cleaning
Gentle infusion
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Final product

Native Bee skincare is carefully handcrafted in small batches to ensure the highest quality for each product. The propolis is harvested sustainably from our Australian native stingless bees kept in wooden hives, and then slowly and gently dissolved in high-quality organic oil to keep all the beneficial properties.

Protecting our bee populations and species diversity is more important than ever, and we are thankful to all who support us in this mission. 

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Did you know?

Our tropical species of bees don't have a sting. 

When they need to defend themselves, they bite. 

 

They grow to a size of 4 mm. Thanks to this, they can gently pollinate various fragile flowers of plants and trees. They are excellent pollinators on macadamia farms. 

 

Approximately 10,000 bees live in one colony. 

 

One hive of native stingless bees produces only 1 kg of honey a year; a hive of honey bees will produce up to 50 kg.