High performance materials, inspired by nature.

We’re tackling plastic pollution in textiles with a novel bioplastic.

Our Mission

Humble Bee Bio’s mission is to take plastic pollution out of the realm of individual responsibility and replace the materials that are used by industry when creating consumer products.

 

We do this because we believe that living in a healthy environment is a human right, but also replacing chemicals proven to do significant harm (see the SIN — Substitute it Now! — List) is a multi-billion dollar opportunity.

 Retains its structure after being heated to 240° Celcius. 
 Resistant to industrial solvents. Including toluene and dichloromethane. 
 Resistant to water. Keep the weather out. 
 Resistant to strong bases. (NaOH) Including bases like caustic soda. 
 Resistant to acids. (HCl) Including acids 7x stronger than stomach acid. 

A Multi-Trick Material | Our Bioplastic Performs

Why Make Bioplastics derived from Bees?

With conventional plastics polluting our oceans, our lands, and our bodies, the world is searching for alternatives.

In addition to their highly competitive performance properties, our bee-derived materials will be sustainable and biodegradable, unlike conventional plastics.

Plastic pollution is an environmental crisis that parallels climate change.

With conventional plastics polluting our oceans, our lands, and our bodies, the world is searching for alternatives.

In addition to their highly competitive performance properties, our materials will be sustainable and fully biodegradable, unlike conventional petrochemical plastics.

Meet Our
Humble Bee

We have found a species of solitary bee that produces a remarkable bioplastic to waterproof their nests and protect their larvae from the environment.

 

Using the bee’s genetic blueprint, we’re developing a method to manufacture this material sustainably, and at scale using microbes.

The bee’s DNA provides a unique platform to engineer sustainable materials with tailored properties for multiple market applications.

Sustainable Development Goals

We proudly support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals program.

 

Of the 17 goals outlined by the program, we believe we are contributing primarily to these six goals.