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There are so many! In scientific studies on topical application, bee venom has been shown to reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, increase cellular regeneration, and protect against sun damage, as well as treat acne, dermatitis, and other inflammatory skin conditions.

You can check out the research in our "Bee Venom Science" section below.

We L-O-V-E the bees! We would never endorse or participate in the production of a product that could cause harm to the species. Our venom is sourced from a honey bee farm in Sweden where the collection process is ecological, sanitary, and completely bee-friendly. Through the use of glass sting plates, the venom sacs remain fully intact after stinging and the bees are completely unharmed, free to continue going about their daily honey-making business.

Nope! While our venom concentration is several times higher than the minimum effective dose determined by cosmetic research, it's still relatively small amount when compared to an actual bee sting. It's also not straight isolated venom like a live sting- the addition of our plant extracts and soothing hydrators make for a silky and luxurious experience without causing dermal irritation. 

Topical use of bee venom has been around for hundreds of years and its safety is well studied. Applying venom solutions to the skin is not the same as being stung, as the venom generally doesn't penetrate deeply enough to create a systemic immune response. In both human and animal trials, there has been no evidence of dermal irritation or adverse reaction from the topical application of bee venom. We've linked several of these studies below in our "Bee Venom Science" section.

While a reaction from topical use is highly unlikely, it's always best to be safe. If you have a suspected or known bee allergy, make sure to patch test a small amount of the cream and contact your doctor or dermatologist before applying. 

This will vary depending on how frequently you use the product and how much you apply per use. We've developed our cream to glide over skin and spread easily, so a little goes a long way!

On average, our customers find that a jar lasts about 3-4 months. We recommend using your product within 6 months of purchasing.

Absolutely! As a small business, it was best for us to launch with just our flagship facial cream, but we have a whole line of products in the works. We are so grateful and humbled by the support of our customers so far and can't wait to share our new items! Make sure to join our email list and follow us on Instagram for updates!

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At this time we are only able to ship within the continental US. We happily offer free shipping for all domestic orders.

All online purchases will ship within 1 business day via USPS First Class Mail. Transit time will vary from 1 to 3 business days depending on your location.

Please allow additional processing time for large or wholesale orders. 

We want you to absolutely love your products from Hocus & Hive. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please let us know! We value your feedback and can be reached via email at hello@hocusandhive.com.

Returns will be accepted within 30 days of original purchase date.  Please contact us for instructions regarding return requests. 

Bee Venom Science

Effects of cosmetics containing purified honeybee (apis mellifera l.) venom on acne vulgaris

Effects of honeybee (Apis mellifera) venom on keratinocyte migration in vitro

Inhibitory effects of bee venom on propionibacterium acnes-induced inflammatory skin disease in an animal model

The effects of honeybee-venom serum on facial wrinkles in humans

Inhibitory effect of bee venom against ultraviolet B induced MMP-11 and MMP-3 in human dermal fibroblasts

Evaluation of the skin phototoxicity and photosensitivity of honeybee venom

Skin Sensitization Study of Bee Venom (Apis mellifera L.) in Guinea Pigs

Acute Dermal Toxicity Study of Bee Venom (Apis mellifera L.) in Rats