The name, BeeLoved, is a nod to the fact that we are God’s beloved. It also highlights God’s desire for everyone to “be loved” and feel loved. BeeLoved Trading is a social enterprise based in Tulsa, OK that empowers former homeless persons and recovering addicts by teaching them beekeeping skills and drawing them closer to the heart of God through caring for His creation.
In addition to beekeeping, BeeLoved workers hand-make skincare, beard care, and leather care products along with apparel for a good purpose, learning skills to overcome homelessness, addiction, resource scarcity, unemployment and many other challenges.
Each of the lip balms is made with beeswax which has been shown to moisturize, heal wounds, and provide pain relief. However, beeswax requires work. Each lip balm represents an estimated 1,200 miles flown by bees. So, not only do our bees provide value to our earth, they also teach an incredible commitment to work and their hive. At BeeLoved Trading we use these lessons to provide vocational training so the men, women and youth employed can create work history, learn marketable skills and gain the confidence they need to position themselves to add value to our world and community.