Maker We Love: Pittsburgh Honey & Abeille Beauté

This maker is the bee's knees and you'll agree once you try out her classic beeswax lip balm. Scroll to read more about Alyssa Fine from Pittsburgh Honey and Abeille Beauté.

Maker:

Alyssa Fine, owner of Pittsburgh Honey and Abeille Beauté

Neighborhood:

Currently living in Squirrel Hill South. There are so many days when I take advantage of the fact that I’m fortunately really close to the store and decide to walk to work.

Tell us about your brand and why it’s the best

Our motto is Pure and Local for a reason! Pittsburgh Honey carries honey from our hives throughout the region, and our Abeille Beauté skincare products are handcrafted using our beeswax and honey as well, with absolutely no preservatives or fillers.

What is your background and the story behind why you started Pittsburgh Honey and Abeille Beauté?

I grew up with an appreciation for my father’s beekeeping hobby. Eventually, that hobby became a business, and I contributed by making my own lotions and lip balms. After college, I served as both the Pennsylvania and the American Honey Queen, traveling the country educating the public about the importance of honey bees and beekeeping for agriculture. Later on, I decided to turn my love of honey bees into my own business – Abeille Beauté. In addition to the cosmetic products, soon I began stocking honey on the table when I attended vendor events. That grew until I was able to open up our retail store in Squirrel Hill.

What one product do we need to know about and why?

You can’t go wrong with a honey bear filled with local honey! And if your lips are in need of some love, try our beeswax Classic Lip Balm in mint, cherry, or vanilla.

In three words, Why do you love Pittsburgh?

This is home!

How can people find out more about Pittsburgh Honey and Abeille Beauté?

You can find Pittsburgh Honey and Abeille Beauté online in the following places: www.pittsburghhoney.com and www.abeillebeaute.com, www.facebook.com/pitthoney and www.facebook.com/abeillebeaute, and on Instagram at @abeillebeaute @pittsburghhoney