Do you know what you’re putting on your lips?
In 2013 Chad and Michelle Minervini were driving their daughter to school. Chad glanced in the rearview mirror where he saw his daughter innocently licking a tube of store-bought lip balm. “Why are you doing that?” he asked her. His daughter responded, “Because I really like the taste.”
Unbeknownst to them, she was effectively eating many unnatural ingredients and chemicals.
Soon after, their six-year-old daughter took youthful initiative combined with her keen creativity and whipped up some homemade lip balms, after watching YouTube videos on the topic. Chad began to watch and then assist in the making of her homemade lip balms.
“Inspired by my daughter, I became interested in making a natural lip balm that had a flavorful smell and taste, one that I would not mind my daughter using!”
The lip balms Chad and his daughter began working on contained simple and natural ingredients such as beeswax, essential oils, natural Butters and flavorings.
A high school teacher for the past 16 years, Chad began giving samples to students, fellow teachers and friends and soon enough had quite a demand for the product. He started trying out new flavor combinations and consistencies and thought, “I might just be on to something here.”
The dream becomes a reality
At the end of 2013, Chad applied to be on a popular reality TV show about startup businesses. The producers responded with interest, encouraging Chad to take more steps toward making his project a registered company. This is how Mini Bees, LLC was born.
In May of 2014, Mini Bees was officially incorporated and continued developing their formulas, branding their product and decided on “Buzzle Balm” as the first name for their lip balms. Mini Bees continued developing various product runs with the opportunity for online feedback taking place through the late Spring and Early summer of 2014 in various markets, receiving overwhelmingly positive praise for their lip balms.
Online sales began in December of 2014 and since, they have received orders from as far away as Australia and the Philippines.
In the early summer of 2015, Mini Bees began selling their lip balms at farmers markets around Connecticut and attended a number of Connecticut state fairs through the fall of 2015. By late Autumn of 2015 Buzzle Balm was being carried in 10 stores throughout Connecticut.
Due to the increasing popularity and demand for his products, Chad recently "retired" from his 16-year career as a high school teacher to focus solely on the business. He is currently expanding Buzzle Balm's product base which now includes all-natural Body Balms in 7 different scents, as well as Tea Bag Bath Salts and a line of cold-processed soaps to be released in the Spring of 2016!
Any order of $30.00 or more qualifies you to receive one free sheet of nail wraps. Nail wraps are made of thin vinyl and adhere to your finger and/or toe nails and come in a wide variety of designs. The nail wraps are non-toxic, chemical-free and easy to apply. Once your order is placed you will receive a one-time use code via email and the contact information of the Consultant who will assist you in selecting and receiving your free sheet of nail wraps.
Please note, the company offering the nail wraps is not affiliated with Buzzle Balm/Mini Bees LLC; please read the disclosure below before accepting this offer.
By qualifying and accepting the free offer you acknowledge and agree that Buzzle Balm/Mini Bees LLC or its associates shall, under no circumstances, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use the nail wraps being offered, including but not limited to your reliance on any information obtained from the company providing the nail wraps or from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or e-mail, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of god, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to the records, programs or services of the company providing the nail wraps.
The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply whether in an action at law, including but not limited to contract, negligence, or other tortious action; or an action in equity, even if an authorized representative of the company offering the nail wraps has been advised of or should have knowledge of the possibility of such damages. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.