Alarmed by the honey bee epidemic & frustrated by the lack of ways to help, three college buddies pooled their time and money to build 100 beehives from scratch to support the local ecosystem. What started out on a whim has grown into a high-end purpose driven lip balm company that gives consumers a way to make a positive change on their world in several impactful ways.
Because of a thoughtful approach to product design, every purchase of Bee Bella lip balm provides funding to research the honey bee epidemic, sources only organic ingredients, ensures that farmers around the world are treated fairly and work in humane conditions, boycotts any ingredients tested on animals, and supports US manufacturing. Not to mention—the complex aroma profile, silky texture, and long lasting moisturization raise the bar on what consumers thought was possible from a lip balm.
Jon Dudzinski, CFA
The Ideas Guy
Jon is an investment portfolio manager at Carl M. Hennig, Inc. by day, and an amateur yachtsman and meditator by night. He likes long hikes in the woods and is a pending Guinness Book of World Records holder for longest distance traveled while conga line dancing.
James has a background in biology, chemistry, business administration, information systems, and project management. He initially became involved because he had too much free time and stuck around because of his fascination with bees and a passion to create a sustainable future.
The Master Builder
Scott is an electrical engineer at Kimberly Clark and has remodeled a duplex in Milwaukee. He is constantly training for a triathlon but now just needs to find time to do one. When he started beekeeping he found out rather quickly that he turns into the Michelin Man when stung by honey bees.