The Big Bee & The Little Bee



We’re a mommy/daughter, woman-owned, self-funded, product-based business. Our eco-friendly goods make it fun to waste less and reuse more. We’ve developed several innovations like the ScrubBEE that replaces disposable plastic loofahs, Build-A-Straw which eliminates the need for disposable plastic straws, reusable paperless towels that help families cut back on their use of disposable paper towels, and the brand-new Marker Parker that protects your markers from drying out and getting thrown away before they should—which the Little Bee (7 years old!) personally invented.

We believe prioritizing the protection of our environment should start young, so we design our products with both kids and adults in mind. We’re committed to ensuring that our products are as affordable and accessible as possible because we believe everyone should have access to reusable goods. As members of 1% for the Planet, one percent of our profits are dedicated to supporting the protection of our beautiful planet.


About Amy (the Big Bee)

I’ve been inventing since I was the Little Bee’s age, but it took me many years to build up enough confidence to put something on the market. It’s been a wild ride, but the “work” brings me so much joy. I have no formal training in anything related to inventing or business (my degrees are in education and most of my work experience had been in voice over!), but I’ve had tons of fun figuring it all out as I’ve gone along. Now I spend quite a bit of my time helping others bring their ideas to life!

I grew up in New York, went to college in Southern California, and never left. I live here with my husband, Rob, our daughter, Marlo, and our two dogs, Walter and Auggie (please #AdoptDon’tShop). We’ve been on a journey toward living a more sustainable lifestyle for the past few years, and we continue to enjoy learning more about what that means every day.


About Marlo (the Little Bee)

My inspiration, my business partner, and my reason for everything!



A BIG Moment for the Bees

This picture was captured by a buybuyBABY customer when she found me weeping in the aisle of the store. It was the first time I'd seen one of our products on display in a major retail store.

There is no way I can adequately describe what I felt in that moment. Standing there with the Little Bee, spotting that product that was inspired by her, displayed amongst so many other products created by brands I've admired for so long. I remember trying to explain to Marlo why I was crying. And I remember her acknowledging my words for a moment, then promptly moving on to see all the other colorful products available in front of her (as kids do!).

I decided to buy one, and I surprised myself by what I said at the register. I told the extremely nice cashier that the product was ours, and how we created the product from start to finish. I even showed her Marlo's face on the packaging. Now that may not seem like such an odd thing to say and do, but it was completely unlike me. I tend to get shy about these things. But I was just having aaalllll the feelings and couldn't help myself. I can't imagine I'll ever forget that experience. Just me and my Little Bee having an especially fabulous day.