1. How would you describe your style? Are there any artists / designers that you particularly look up to?
Björn's Colorado Honey and BeeCareNature offer local Colorado honey and European-made bee-based skincare featuring beeswax, honey, and propolis.
We are small batch, local, honey producers based in Boulder. Pontus, our beekeeper, grew up in Sweden and learned the practice from his grandfather Björn; the company namesake.
The focus of Björn's Colorado Honey is to provide top-quality local honey produced in our Swedish family tradition. It can be said that Swedes typically enjoy their honey crystallized as this version is smooth, spreadable, and possesses a texture that is not too thick. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy honey, a fantastic natural sweetener. We also offer a traditional version for customers who prefer the fluid variety.
2. What do you feel makes your work unique and truly your own?
Björn's Colorado Honey is the only producer in the USA that sells a propolis honey, meant for people who eat honey to stay healthy. Propolis honey was created by Pontus’ father Torbjörn in Sweden and it quickly became a hit. When Pontus moved to Colorado, he couldn’t resist whipping up his own batch. By blending Colorado honey with high-quality propolis extract we boost honey's health benefits. Propolis, an age old remedy made by the bees from tree and plant resins, is known to bolster the immune system and contains antifungal and antibacterial properties.
3. What sort of things inspire you? Where do you look for inspiration?
Honey has a unique taste of the land it comes from and Bjorn's Colorado Honey is a taste of the Colorado front range. We are inspired every day by the wonderful open spaces of the front range, the delicate wildflowers and clover that grows on that land, and of course, the honeybees.
As far as insects go, honeybees are pretty special. They live in amazingly advanced little societies. They coordinate with each other, perform so many duties and they do it all as a team. Plus they help keep our food supply pollinated and diverse, without them we'd have one-third of the food variety we currently have.
4. Where can we learn more about you?
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5. Anything you'd like to add that I didn't ask....?
Pontus, our beekeeper, also chose to import high quality European bee-based skin and oral care products that we sell under our BeeCareNatura line. The producer of BeeCareNatura is a professional beekeeper and pharmacist himself, who understands bees and their benefits, as well as traditional cosmetics production. He is also a long-time family friend of Pontus and his family of beekeepers in Sweden.
BeeCareNatura lotions, creams, and salves leverage the wonders of honeybees, from beeswax to propolis and, of course, honey. The products are mild and suitable for all skin types and are never tested on animals. By placing emphasis on quality ingredients rather than fancy packaging true value can be passed along to our customers.
Our signature products are our Traditional Honey, our Propolis Honey and our Honey and Propolis Handcream. I have included links to those products but I also have images of them below. I also included a shot of all three varieties of our honey, it's a bit more artistic than the other shots, so feel free to use that one. The third variety of honey included there is our Crystallized Honey.