Hello! I'm Claudine, and I'm the human behind Pollen & Hive. (Yes, it's not just our little buzzer friends at work!)
Most of the time, you'll catch me using "we"/"our"/"us", but really, it's just me behind the scenes– from production and marketing, to administration and order fulfillment!
Pollen & Hive happened out of a widening perspective on resource and waste, having experienced living in both the third-world and first-world.
What started out as a curiosity about the ways of the world, coupled with thoughts on the philosophical (eg. the four levels of happiness by Fr. Robert Spitzer, fleeting emotions as a metric for discarding goods, etc.), has led to a striving for conscious consumption.
Pollen & Hive hopes to inspire doable steps and strides toward low-waste living, not crippling and overwhelming perfection to sustainability. We're also here for the life-long learning – together with you and from you (I find that it's been a constant unearthing of global, cultural, and personal habits that are intertwined so very deeply!).
From my little home in Canada to yours, I'm happy to meet you through Pollen & Hive! I look forward to joining you in threading our planet lightly, one (reusable) beeswax wrap at a time. ♥