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Nina’s Bees – Hard Working Hands Balm


Formulated from excellent, non-toxic ingredients. Includes chamomile infused organic olive oil, organic beeswax and essential oils of wintergreen and clary sage.
Nina is a beekeeper who uses beeswax and honey from her apiary to create all products in the Nina’s Bees range. Organic methods are applied to tendering bees, with no plastic frames, bees excluders or chemical pest control in the hives. The ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices of all oils used are also guaranteed by Native Oils of Australia. This includes the development of sustainable farms, in-house batch testing and accountable warehouse management.
Products are packaged in recyclable aluminium, glass and cardboard. Recycled boxes are used for packing orders, which are sent via a carbon-neutral delivery service. Nina’s Bees has also implemented a return for refill program and generates 0% plastic waste in the manufacturing of products. Furthermore, unlike in conventional beekeeping, all hives were born from natural swarms and all colonies are allowed to build their own comb.
Nina’s Bees is actively involved in the rescue and rehoming of wild bees from public spaces. Nina educates children on the importance of bees to our ecosystems by conducting bee talks at local schools, offering tips on how to grow bee-friendly gardens. Furthermore she is a part of the " Inspiring the Future" project where representatives from different industries meet with high school students to discuss career paths.

What our experts say...


I like the aluminium packaging, it feels like a hardworking product at home in the garden! I quite enjoy the earthy, vegetal scent too. I love that the founder works closely and in a hands-on way with schools and youth to nurture sustainability. I also appreciate the aluminium packaging.

–Sigourney Cantelo


You only need a tiny amount of this balm for it to cover your hands. It smells really amazing, strong at first but then it fades to a lovely sandalwood smell. It brought my tired hands back to being soft after only a couple of uses. I absolutely love Nina’s Bees approach to ethical honey harvesting. I love that the bees are able to build their own wax and no pesticides are used at all. I also love that the bees are able to determine their colonies. Ethical farming at its best!

–Lucy Cousins


I love the earthy and ruggedly sweet scent of this product and how it melts into my skin when applied. The packaging is a beautiful artwork and the size is perfect. I love all the research and care they have taken into their beekeeping and use of bee products. I also really love that the founder personally goes to schools to educate kids on bees and help with projects and work experience!

–Stephanie Kurlow

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