• About Harold's Famous

    Harold's Famous formulates skin care products, all of which use ingredients harvested from the honeybee. 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 honeybees! 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 honeybee 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 honeybees harmed during the collection of their venom?

    Answer: No, because of our unique method the honeybee 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 honeybee 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.

  • The Story of Harold's Famous Bee Cream

    Harold was living a pretty routine life until one day he and his wife were involved in a motorcycle accident. While Harold was in the Emergency Department being treated for his injuries - it was discovered he had a cancerous tumor on his spine, and was later diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma.

     

    During this period of chemotherapy, he received a hive of honeybees from a friend. One day, while handling the bees, he was stung. To his surprise, he started feeling much better, so much so that he was hungry and had energy again. Harold started connecting the dots and realized the bee sting had done him good. He then met with an Apitherapist who intentionally stung him every day, on purpose!

     

    Harold knew there was something divinely powerful about the venom, and wanted to share it with the world but saw a problem... the sacrifice of the honey bee, the inconvenience and pain of the sting, and the inability to open a hive in cold climates.

     

    Harold then contacted Amanda, a friend of his daughter's. Amanda had worked many years in the pharmaceutical industry and specialized in compounded medications. Harold invited Amanda to lunch one day to discuss his idea; the feasibility of creating an all natural cream derived of plant oils, infused with honey bee venom.

     

    They spent years researching and formulating. Testing. Analyzing. Documenting. Testing again. They studied the safety and efficacy of each ingredient, as well as the sustainability and environmental impact.

     

    By 2014 they knew they had something incredibly unique and profoundly effective, so they filed for patent protection. In 2015, they released a small batch of "Bee Well" to test the market and to garner feedback from the community. They took everything they had learned over the last three years and made a few adjustments, and in October of 2016 - Harold's Famous Bee Cream was released.

  • Our Family of Brands

    We love honeybees! So when we decided to add a skincare line, we had to name it accordingly. The Hive Skin Care Co. offers simple and clean skin care products that harness the highest quality in natural and 100% renewable ingredients. You can check out The Hive Skin Care Co. by clicking below.

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