A Passion Becomes A Mission
It’s been said that if you follow your bliss, your heart’s true desire will be realized. How fortunate it is then, when your bliss is your career and helps make the world a better place. Marin Bee Company founders, Debra and Bill Tomaszewski, find their bliss by making a difference in the world - one bee at a time.
It all started when Debra and Bill wanted to help spread the word about the worldwide die-off of the honey bee due to Colony Collapse Disorder and other environmental factors. Backyard beekeepers themselves, Deb and Bill began to teach free beekeeping workshops in their community. Soon friends, neighbors, local schools and organizations began reaching out with questions and requests to set up hives. Debra and Bill knew the time was right to take action. They imagined a world where bee hives once again flourished in home gardens as they did in their grandparents’ time. In those days, bees were as much a part of a garden as the flowers and vegetables, and people knew their gardens and their tables depended on the honeybee.
Walk the Talk
With demand for their workshops growing, Debra and Bill launched a nonprofit, Planet Bee Foundation, to foster the next generation of environmental stewards. Planet Bee offers free and low-cost backyard beekeeping workshops and hands-on bee education lessons to schools, nonprofits, community gardens, environmental centers, businesses and communities. Planet Bee's Adopt-A-Hive Program is recommended by the Environmental Defense Fund and Planet Bee partners include Whole Foods Market, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco State University, Google, Intel, SAP, Wine.com, Homeward Bound, Education Outside, Bay Area Public Schools, Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project, Expeditionary Learning, San Francisco Parks & Rec, Slide Ranch Environmental Center, vineyards in the Wine Country, The San Francisco Chronicle, & countless backyard beekeepers. Through education, awareness and stewardship, they are on a mission to change the world, one bee at a time. Planet Bee empowers others to do their small part, making one big collective difference in the world.
Change the World, One Bee at Time
It’s up to us. Here at Marin Bee, we are thrilled when you purchase and enjoy our skin care line, as a portion of all sales goes to supporting Planet Bee Foundation's philanthropic programs. You can also become involved in helping the honey bee directly with their Adopt-A-Hive program or by learning more about their community, educational and corporate bee education programs.
It is important to know that you can change the world one bee at a time, simply by adding a hive to your own garden, enjoying the benefits of pure, raw honey and supporting the lone honey bee. One small act makes for one big collective effort. We welcome you to join us.