With a quarter of bee populations disappearing annually, honey bees are in trouble. Climate change, mites, pesticides, dwindling food supplies, loss of habitat: all of these factors are weakening the bees’ immune systems and contributing to colony collapse. As humans, we depend on bees to pollinate over a third of our food supply, from almonds to apples, cherries, and tomatoes. That’s why Carly Stein, founder of Beekeeper’s Naturals, is on a mission to save the bees with her line of honey-based products. After a propolis spray helped her avoid surgery for tonsillitis, Carly dug into the science behind the healing qualities of honey, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly. Impressed with what she found, she started Beekeeper’s Naturals and established her own apiaries, which produce rigorously-tested products like superfood honeys, sprays and elixirs — all while ensuring the bees stay healthy and safe. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that bees make the sweetest medicine around.