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Date Established 04/2023
Founder Kara Brook Brown
Headquarters Owings Mills
Arts and Crafts
Health & Wellness
E-commerce & Retail
Press Contact Kara Brook Brown


Welcome to Bee Inspired®, led by founder Kara Brook Brown. We specialize in honey-based products, offering a thoughtfully curated collection of artisanal honey gifts from Farm to Body®. Our Honey Retail Storefront, located in Owings Mills, Maryland, showcases our stunning, ecologically respectful treasures from our Chesapeake Bay farm. From our Peace of Mind collection to our indulgent professional spa products, we harness the power of natural ingredients made possible by the honeybee.

At Bee Inspired, we celebrate the incredible power of nature and its connection to the honeybee. Our mission is to offer irresistible products and cherished gifts that inspire goodwill, promote sustainable living, and create lifelong memories. Through active community involvement, ongoing innovation, and our unwavering dedication to fostering a harmonious connection between nature and human well-being, Bee Inspired is designed to make a lasting impact.

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Founding Story

Kara Brook Brown is an artist who paints with encaustic, a paint made from beeswax, tree resin, and pigment. Inspired by the natural materials and the idea of a sustainable art form, she became a beekeeper for the beeswax. However, Kara quickly realized that raising bees had a much greater impact on the planet and shifted her focus towards creating a haven for honeybees. With 102 acres of land facing the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, she created an oasis for these essential insects.

In 2013, she unveiled Waxing Kara, a brand that epitomizes the harmonious connection between art, nature, and sustainability. Fast forward ten years, and Kara's vision has expanded to encompass the broader Bee Inspired brand.

Now, Bee Inspired offers a world of possibilities, where you can embrace the wonders of nature and discover nature-based products for all of life's occasions. Drawing inspiration from the abundant offerings of the natural world and the tireless work of bees, Bee Inspired is committed to offering you top-quality products that also promote eco-sustainability and entrepreneurial advocacy.

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Honey Kiss Lip Care Kit
Honey Kiss Lip Care Kit $45.00
Lollipop Variety Bag
Lollipop Variety Bag $27.00
Foot Care Kit
Foot Care Kit $82.00
Bee Inspired Baby Oil
Bee Inspired Baby Oil $15.00
Rose Garden Massage Candle
Rose Garden Massage Candle $30.00
Peace of Mind Massage Candle
Peace of Mind Massage Candle $30.00
Autumn Harvest Gift Set
Autumn Harvest Gift Set $107.00
Cider and Spice Tea
Cider and Spice Tea $24.00
Wake Up Call Gift
Wake Up Call Gift $70.00
Citrus Lovers Gift
Citrus Lovers Gift $115.00
Ruby Red Grapefruit Luxe Candle
Ruby Red Grapefruit Luxe Candle $45.00
Sea+Tea Body Oil
Sea+Tea Body Oil $35.00
Bee Inspired Raw Honey Sticks
Bee Inspired Raw Honey Sticks $12.50
Berry Lovers Gift
Berry Lovers Gift $50.00
King Bee Gift
King Bee Gift $135.00
Girlfriend Gift
Girlfriend Gift $25.00
Plastic-Free Honey Lip Balm
Plastic-Free Honey Lip Balm $10.00
Lemon Lip Gloss
Lemon Lip Gloss $10.00
Strawberry Lip Gloss
Strawberry Lip Gloss $10.00
Lip Scrub
Lip Scrub $10.00
Exfoliating Bar Soap Set
Exfoliating Bar Soap Set $36.00
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Gift
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Gift $60.00

Team Bios


Kara Brook Brown


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From the time Kara Brook could walk and talk, there was no question what her passion was. Graduating from crayons to charcoal to paint, her talent as an artist and commitment to that passion was laser-focused participating in every possible art program outside of school from a young age.

When Kara's father passed away, she dropped out of high school and enrolled in community college. That year, she took her portfolio to the Maryland College Institute of Art, was accepted, and transferred at age 17. The College granted a MICA scholarship and information on other places to apply for more aid. She was awarded multiple scholarships.

At age 34, Kara established an endowed scholarship in her father’s name to give a helping hand to current students at her alma mater. She did it in part to honor her father’s memory, but really wanted to help other students like her. To date, the endowment is more than $150,000 and over 30 scholarships have been awarded over the last 20 years.

Today, Kara is thriving in her latest entrepreneurial venture, Bee Inspired, and balances her time at the Chesapeake Bay farm with her time in her studio pursuing encaustic projects.


1986 Maryland Institute, College Of Art, BFA, Visual Communications Baltimore, Maryland


2010 - Present

Kara Brook Art | New York, New York |

While growing her award-winning graphic design company, Kara managed to occasionally escape to visit art shows and art collections across the U.S. and Europe, keeping her love of fine art alive. Since closing her company in 2010, she has trained, focused, and immersed herself in the art of encaustic painting. Her work tells whimsical stories about her friends, family, and experiences.

1987 – 2009

BROOK GROUP, LTD. | Ellicott City, Maryland

What started as a one-woman shop offering logo design grew to become a 50-person, strategic Web marketing firm with national clients like AOL, the Justice Department, the White House, and Halo Pets.

Kara led her creative team to design, develop and promote web sites for a broad range of commercial and non-profit clients including: America Online, Ameritrade, Clear Channel, Halo Pets, KPMG Corporate Finance, US Department of Energy, US Department of Justice, US White House, and VeriSign.

Career Highlights and Accomplishments:

Became the first AOL Affiliate Studio in the nation.

Developed “The Brand of Justice” – the first government agency to embrace the concept of brand online, in the federal government in the late 1990s.

Identified a need for web content management in the late 1990s and invented an award-winning Content Management Software used by the federal government and non-profit organizations for 10 years.

Worked for the Bush Administration on special web projects that measured government performance and put a face on his EGov initiative.

Created the online brand for Halo Pets, including all web technology integration, internet marketing strategies and social marketing

Won many industry awards and was Brook Group Designs were published in several books showcasing outstanding graphic identities

Created scholarship foundation, The Reuben Brook Scholarship, at MICA that awards two deserving digital arts students scholarship each year since 2000

Donated services to non-profits each year including Teen Suicide Prevention, Special Olympics, House of Ruth Maryland, and Vision Workshops.

Taught classes in visual communications, interface design, user experience design and search engine optimization at MICA and Purdue University

Rehabilitated two historic properties on Main Street in Ellicott City to house her businesses.


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