AT APIARY MADE WE SPECIALISE IN BEESWAX FOOD WRAPS, AUSTRALIA’S ORIGINAL JELLY BUSH HONEY SKINCARE RANGE, AND HAVE CREATED OUR HONEY OF HOPE PROJECT TO EMPOWER STRUGGLING COMMUNITIES WITH NATURAL RESOURCES.
At Apiary Made we believe in the power of bees. The wonderful, endless possibilities of the beehive enchants and inspires us everyday. We also believe deeply in humans. We create by the motto that humans deserve and desire healthy products that will help us and our planet thrive. Thirdly, we believe in great companies, ones that want to create healthy, sustainable products, and also make change while they do it.
Hi there, I’m Celeste Faltyn, the founder of Apiary Made.
Growing up in an agricultural setting in rural Victoria, riding horses and caring for animals, I have always had a strong connection with the environment. Since I was young, I have loved being entrepreneurial and making beautiful things inspired by the natural world.
When I was 16, something happened that made me become invested in my health forever - I was involved in a serious vehicle accident that left me with significant scarring. I became focused on my own healing process. After extensive research for products that would assist me, I discovered Jelly Bush Honey. Jelly Bush Honey resonated with me because it offered a natural solution to things humans are used to relying on chemicals for. Chemicals had never sat well on my sensitive skin, and I desired something natural for long term healing. Jelly Bush Honey is nature’s answer with antibacterial and inflammatory properties.
After discovering this and researching further, I set about creating a skincare range that incorporated Jelly Bush Honey. This led to a deeper involvement with the wonders of the beehive, my journey as a beekeeper and the creation of Apiary Made.
Apiary Made is now a culmination of things I love: beekeeping, honey, sustainability and creating beautiful things. I now have a wonderful team, and we hand-make all products where possible. We have our own apiaries in the Yarra Valley, Victoria, which we ethically farm. None of our beautiful products would be possible without the health and happiness of our bees.