Queen Bee Productions was founded by an herbalist and an Aesthetician; both with a passion for Nature and its gifts. Together they combine the medicinal features of herbs, healing history of Honey, and pleasure of the senses to bring you our finest body products. Q.B.P.'s honey is wild-crafted from various areas of the Hawaiian Islands. This includes their own harvest of Maui honey and beeswax. Their products are created using organic, all natural herbs, oils, and botanicals for the completion of a high quality, clean blend. There are no fillers, parabens, synthetics or chemicals; they take pride in the luxury of naturally clean and effective ingredients. Old Apothecaries, ancient Alchemy, and traditional women’s beauty recipes are their inspirations in creating Queen Bee Products.
Tiare Rietow, Herbalist
Tiare’s knowledge of herbal remedies makes her an integral asset to Queen Bee Productions. Tiare spent many years on a Biodynamic farm in Maui where she was inspired to continue her knowledge of medicine and herbs. She later completed her Herbal Certification at the California School of Herbal Studies. There she studied the art of making medicine, lotions, potions, salves and tricks of the trade. Tiare combines her experience with gardening and herb knowledge into folk medicine. She harvests and dries the herbs needed in her blends and uses the seasons to her advantage. For the last few years she has worked for Dr. Malik Cotter, MD, TCM; and Joyanna Cotter, LMT; at the Dragon’s Den Herb Shop where her practice in herbs has expanded from Western to Chinese recognition, as has her knowledge of vitamins, minerals & supplements. Through her studies, she experienced a newfound passion that has continued to grow through the years.Kether Keyser, Aesthetician & Beekeeper
Kether was first introduced to the magic of essential oils and herbal remedies as a baby. Her mother was co-founder of Aura Cacia, and Kether was lucky enough to be immersed in the new wave of “green living” consciousness. Since that time, Kether’s passion for plants and herbs has continued. She has kept her hands in the dirt. As a child, she picked peppermint and dandelions from the yard to make magic potions. As a young lady, she worked in gardens and helped her husband begin a Native Hawaiian plant nursery. Her hunger for knowledge brought her to apprentice at a local herb shop in Makawao where she assimilated new theories in healing. Kether’s holistic approach also extends into skin care. She graduated from Spa Luna Holistic Aesthetics School in early 2007 and was inspired by her Cosmetic Blending teacher. She began her work as a Holistic Licensed Aesthetician in various Salon Spas on Maui. Currently she is the lead Aesthetician at the Spa at Black Rock in the Ka’anapali Sheraton. She brings an intuitive alchemy that lends to the quality of Queen Bee Productions formulations. Kether is also our Beekeeper in training.
Tiare and Kether met after months of working in the Dragons Den Herb Shop in Makawao. They discovered they had a similar vision of creating their own products with raw, natural, organic ingredients, as well as herbs and healing honey. They wanted skin food packed with antioxidants, healing and nutritive. As an aesthetician, Kether was unsatisfied with most facial products and the long-term effects some ingredients may have. Tiare was also motivated to produce a healing potent blend like Apothecaries once had. They dove in head first, blending prototypes and researching. They continue to create formulations and combine natural materials to promote skin health & regeneration.