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WE CRAFT EFFECTIVE, ACCESSIBLE HERBAL SKINCARE. WE USE LOCAL PLANTS, OILS, AND WAXES THAT ARE NUTRIENT-DENSE, BIOAVAILABLE, AND ECOSYSTEM-SUPPORTIVE. 'APIS' IS THE LATIN PREFIX FOR 'BEE'.  BEES ARE NOT OUR ONLY POLLINATORS, BUT THEY ARE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT. CERTAIN SPECIES HAVE NOW BEEN LISTED AS 'ENDANGERED' FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR HISTORY.  AS FARMERS, FORAGERS (AND SKINCARE ENTHUSIASTS), IT IS OUR JOB TO PROTECT AND FOSTER A LOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH EVERY CREATURE THAT MAKES OUR LIVES POSSIBLE. WE ARE STUDENTS AND STEWARDS OF NATURE, OF HER CYCLES, AND OF THE COUNTLESS ORGANISMS BY WHOSE HARD WORK AND GRACE WE ARE ABLE TO REAP HARVESTS AND SUSTAIN OURSELVES.

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AVIVA SKYE TILSON IS THE FOUNDER AND FORMULATOR OF APIS APOTHECA.  HER JOURNEY BACK TO NATURE BEGAN WITH A PLETHORA OF HEALTH AND SKIN ISSUES THAT LEAD HER TO ENGAGE WITH ORGANIC FARMING AS A MODE OF HEALING.  SHE IS NOW PURSUING A CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL HERBALISM FROM ARBOR VITAE SCHOOL FOR TRADITIONAL HERBALISM IN NYC. SHE IS THE MANAGER OF APIS APOTHECA HERB FARM IN GERMANTOWN, NY AND CANNOT IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT GROWING AND SHARING BEAUTIFUL PLANTS.