• About Harold's Famous

    Harold's Famous formulates skin care products, all of which use ingredients harvested from the honey bee. We make healthy products to help people while maintaining environmental responsibility; our ingredients are 100% from nature.

     

    Harold's Famous products are not medicines or drugs and have not been approved by the FDA. Our products are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    A Little More About Extracting Honeybee Venom

    We love our honey bees! In the traditional method of Apitherapy, after the bee stings the individual, the bee sadly dies. First, we harvest the venom by making the bees a little angry so they will sting a glass plate. The venom dries, and is then collected from the glass plate. Don’t worry! The bees get over it, and luckily don’t hold a grudge. The honey bee returns to its hive to produce more delicious honey (and venom)! Our research shows that extracting venom may actually increase pollination! The venom that’s collected is then analyzed by an outside analytical laboratory for quality and potency, thereby guaranteeing a consistent mixture of venom throughout the cream with every batch.

     

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  • Frequently Asked Questions:

    Question: Are honey bees harmed during the collection of their venom?

    Answer: No, because of our unique method the honey bee is not harmed during the collection of their venom. We love bees and are a cruelty free company! Harold believes this venom collection actually invigorates the bees thereby increasing pollination. (It's still a theory at this point, and the research continues.)

     

    Question: I accidentally forgot my jar of Harold's Famous Bee Cream in my car, now it has turned to a liquid form. Can I still use it?

    Answer: Yes, allow the cream to return back to a solid state before applying. (We don't want any burns!) You may notice the consistency has changed - and because the product contains entrained air, the cream will collapse creating less volume. Because of our unique, proprietary formula and mixing method, bee sure to store the product at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.

     

    Question: What is a Skin Patch Test?

    Answer: We often suggest to perform a skin test with our products as some people are sensitive to essential (plant) oils. When in doubt, test. Apply a small amount of the product to the inside of your elbow and cover it with a bandaid, let sit overnight. The following morning check for any sign of irritation or skin sensitivity.

     

    Question: Should I use Harold's Famous Bee Cream if I'm allergic to bee stings?

    Answer: We suggest that you do not use the product if you are allergic to bee stings or any other product of the honey bee hive, or if you are allergic to sensitive to plant derived oils.

     

    Question: Does Harold's Famous Bee Cream help with arthritis?

    Answer: Harold's Famous Bee Cream is not a medicine or drug and is not marketed for relief of arthritis pain. Although, we do commonly receive feedback from customers who mentioned the product helped to soothe discomfort associated with arthritis.

     

    Question: What is the average shelf life of an unopened jar of Harold's Famous Bee Cream?

    Answer: An unopened jar of Harold's Famous Bee Cream, stored at room temperature, is good for three years.

     

    Question: I'm pregnant and/or nursing, is Harold's Famous Bee Cream safe for me?

    Answer: Those who are pregnant or nursing should always check with their doctor before using any product.

  • Our Ingredients

    Each ingredient is rigorously evaluated for efficacy, safety, environmental impact, uses and benefits.

    Beeswax

    "Cera Alba"

    Beeswax is a natural moisturizer, bacteria inhibitor, and skin protectant. It is widely known to repair rough, dry or chapped skin.

    Coconut Oil

    "Cocos Nucifera"

    Coconut Oil is packed with rich fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants and is an exceptional moisturizer + skin soother.

    Honey

    Honey is a natural antibacterial, full of antioxidants, and is widely known to moisturize and soothe the skin.

    Honeybee Venom

    "Apitoxin"

    Honeybee Venom is widely known for it's anti-inflammatory, anti fungal, and antibacterial benefits. We only use high quality, analytically certified medical grade venom for our products.

    Jojoba Oil

    "Simmondsia Chinensis"

    Jojoba Oil rapidly enters the skin and has excellent hydration abilities. It is very similar to the natural oils produced by our skin and is good for all skin types.

    Niaouli Oil

    "Melaleuca Viridiflora"

    Niaouli Oil is widely known for it's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is close in structure to Tee Tree Oil. 

    Rosemary Oil

    "Rosmarinus Officinalis"

    Rosemary Essential Oil is widely known as an analgesic, and has a robust herbaceous aroma.

    Shea Butter

    "Butyrospermum Parkii"

    Contains high levels of A, E, F, and keratin. Shea Butter is also known to be beneficial for cellular rejuvenation.

    Sunflower Oil

    "Helianthus Annuus"

    Sunflower Oil is loaded with essential fatty acids and is well known for it's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Where It All Started

    Harold was living in rural Missouri, a man with a great love for nature and for his neighbors. Friends gave Harold the gift of two beehives and he took up beekeeping as a hobby. As happens to many beekeepers, Harold experienced numerous bee stings. Instead of feeling worse when stung, Harold was surprised to find himself feeling significantly better - even better than normal. Invigorated, he began to research bee sting therapy, also known as Apitherapy, and has since dedicated himself to bringing the power of honeybee venom to help others.

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