Award-Winning Recipe Comes with a Sting for Cowichan Beauty Firm
Cowichan News Leader, November 13, 2012
Allergies aside, a bee sting can subtract years from your appearance, or at least, its venom can.
Sebastien Martin and his wife Catherine Wedderspoon-Martin have introduced a brand-new product on the North American market named Wedderspoon Organic’s Queen of the Hive, an organic face mask made with bee venom.
Martin credits his wife’s year-long effort in researching the best formula for the product before launching it in stores last May.
“Catherine worked on the product for a full year. We came up with a successful recipe that combined manuka honey and bee venom. In the U.K., bee venom is already considered a therapy for Multiple Sclerosis and arthritic conditions. We were already aware of the use of bee venom because beekeepers had never developed arthritic conditions. They get stung by bees and they don’t usually get arthritis.”
In recognition for developing an innovative product that has the potential to improve quality of life, Wedderspoon Organic won this year’s Mid-Island Science, Technology and Innovation Council’s (MISTIC) award for Excellence in Innovation. It has been nominated twice before and this year it was third time lucky…