It all started with the bees
At Honey Girl Organics we never forget our beginnings. It all started over 20 years ago, when owners Anthony & Gwen Maxfield and their business partner Christina Sirlin, moved to a property on the North Shore of Oahu that happened to already 'bee' occupied with, you guessed it - honeybees. Rather than move them out, Anthony, Gwen and Christina got to know this colony of bees and grew to love and care for them.
Anthony, who at the time was busy building their house on the property, took a couple days off to harvest some of the abundance of honey that had stored up. He recalls, "it was my first time harvesting and I didn't' have any fancy equipment, I simply squeezed the honeycomb to extract the honey. The honey was luscious! There's nothing like raw, unfiltered Pupukea Honey".
What Gwen remembers most was, "how soft and smooth Anthony's hands had become after the 2-day harvest. After I saw what the beeswax and honey did to heal and soothe his calloused and dry hands after years of construction work, I was convinced he had to make us a skin cream."...and so he did.
The Body Crème was the first product Anthony formulated. You get a free deluxe-travel-size of this cream with your $125+ order
Some things have changed over the years; the line has expanded to nearly 30 botanically-based and honey-infused skincare products, but the HGO roots remain the same. Christina says, “It all goes back to the way we choose to live really - to be in harmony with nature for our own well-being and the health of our planet.”
Supporting local beekeepers
Bees have always been an integral part of Honey Girl Organics. Bees are the most predominant pollinator, pollinating 1/3 of the food we eat. With the decline in the honeybee population all over the world, it's important to support holistic and mindful management of the honey-harvest and beehives.
When you buy from Honey Girl Organics know that you are supporting local beekeepers who use sustainable and organic practices for healthy honeybees and a healthy planet!
Honey Girl Organics is proud to support the Hawai'i Beekeepers' Association. This Earth Day, HGO will be donating 10% of all online sales to HBA.
Every year on April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day, and this year will be the 50th Earth Day. The theme for 2020 is Climate Action. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. The earth needs you, and your actions for Earth Day 2020!