Tui Bee Balm was designed by Colin Isles, combining only natural ingredients to create a multi-purpose soothing & healing skin care balm. For the first few years, the balms were hand-made with voluntary co-operative effort by the community residents. Over the years, new recipes were created and the range increased to include balms for specific uses as well as a range for all-over body massage. From its humble beginnings, the co-operative has steadily grown, now providing local employment for 13 part-time staff. At least 5% of all sales, are donated to NZ registered charitable trusts.