01-KAGİDER-Garanti- Economist Turkey's Woman Entrepreneur 2016
With the cooperation of KAGİDER, Garanti Bank, and Economist Magazine, BEE&YOU was awarded the "Most Promising Woman Entrepreneur of Turkey" category award in the 2016 Turkey's Woman Entrepreneur Competition. This award recognizes Dr. Aslı Samancı, one of the co-founders of BEE&YOU. Dr. Aslı Samancı is a Food Engineer and Biologist. She cofounded BEE&YOU, Turkey's first commercial producer of pure Anatolian propolis. After graduating from Istanbul Technical University's Food Engineering Department in 1996, she worked for 18 years in the bee products industry. During this time, she also completed her master's degree at ITU. She led numerous national and international projects focused on products like honey, royal jelly, and propolis. Determined to start her own company based on this experience, Dr. Aslı cofounded BEE&YOU with her husband, Agricultural Engineer Mr. Taylan Samancı, and Professor Dr. Dilek Boyacıoğlu at Istanbul Technical University ARI Technopark in 2013. Using the "Contracted Beekeeping" model, BEE&YOU sources honey, royal jelly, and propolis from 550,000 beehives. Thanks to Dr. Aslı's expertise in developing processes to make propolis suitable for human consumption, BEE&YOU provides natural and healthy products to consumers in various innovative formulations.
02-IBS Awards - IBS Mother-Baby Child Fair - "Child-Friendly Product of the Year"Award -2019
BEE&YOU Returned from IBS Mother-Baby Child Fair with an Award, Bringing Together the Best! The 8th edition of the IBS Mother-Baby Child Fair, organized with the theme "Motherhood is Natural," brought together sector leaders. The event, held from December 13 to 15, attracted over 100,000 visitors. BEE&YOU Propolis Syrup, which won the Mothers' Choice Product of the Year Award via popular vote, left an impression at the fair with participation from 286 companies. Positioned differently within the sector, BEE&YOU has increased its awards through the projects and success it has achieved, like developing innovative products. Dr. Aslı Samancı, BEE&YOU CEO and Food Engineer stated they pioneer many innovations and creative initiatives, saying, "We're steadily progressing toward making Anatolian propolis a global brand... Leveraging the 'from hive to table' principle, we transform bee products into value-added goods, making nature's power more easily accessible through our 100% natural products and quality focus."
Regarding the award received, Dr. Samancı said, "At the 8th edition of the IBS Mother-Baby Child Fair, we enjoyed three wonderful days with our visitors. Another reason for our happiness is that with BEE&YOU Propolis Syrup, we earned the Mothers' Choice Product of the Year Award among 286 participating companies. As the BEE&YOU family, we approach child nutrition with a mother's sensitivity, offering our 100% natural, nourishing products. Therefore, this public-voted award holds deep significance for us."
03 - BEETECH Award - 2016
As SBS Scientific Bio Solutions, we were honored with the "BEETECH" award in 2016 for intellectual property rights by Istanbul Technical University ArıTeknokent. This recognition followed a two-year R&D project at ArıTeknokent that yielded the products we developed and our national and international registration applications. We launched initially using the "Contracted Beekeeping" model in Turkey.
04 - Award from TUBITAK, TTGV, and TUSIAD
On April 21, 2016, we qualified for the finals of the 12th Technology Awards competition organized by TUBITAK, TTGV and TUSIAD with our propolis R&D project. As a result, we were honored with the Micro Scale Enterprise Process Category award.
05 - Turkey Beekeeping Awards 2022 - 2nd Place at the 7th International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress Innovation Competition
Within the 7th International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress, we won 3 awards at the "Turkey Beekeeping Awards"! With our value-added bee products, we were honored with three awards at once, winning all prizes in the innovation category! BEE&YOU Intensive Care Cream, one of our skincare products, received the silver medal in this prestigious competition. At the award ceremony organized as part of the congress, sponsored by the Central Union of Turkish Beekeepers Associations, thanks were given to the representatives and the institutions for their contributions to the Turkish beekeeping sector. A bee sculpture specially designed by the Central Union of Turkish Beekeepers Associations was presented to them.
06 - ITU Seedbed - Contributing to Development of Technology-Based Entrepreneurship
ITU Seedbed presented a thank-you plaque to one of our co-founders, Prof. Dr. Dilek Boyacıoğlu, for her contributions toward fostering technology-based entrepreneurship!
07 - The Power of Women, Carrefoursa's Power
CarrefourSa presented a thank-you plaque to our women entrepreneur founder, Dr. Aslı Samancı!
08 - OSMED - Turkey's 2nd Procurement, Gastronomy and Technical Platform Meeting - 2014
For participating in and contributing to Turkey's 2nd Procurement, Gastronomy and Technical Platform Meeting, OSMED presented our company with a thank you plaque.
09 - JCI Award - Turkey's Top Young People - 2017
Bee&You founder and Agricultural Engineer Taylan Samanci was honored with the first place prize in the "Business, Economy and Entrepreneurship" category of the annual "Ten Outstanding Young People of the World" competition organized by the International Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs (JCI) Association. BEE&YOU pioneered propolis production through the 'Contracted Beekeeping' model. BEE&YOU exports value-added propolis products, preserving propolis' natural constituents and biological activities. It is steadily progressing towards making Anatolian Propolis a global brand. Agricultural Engineer Taylan Samanci continues developing traceability for bee products and good farming practices through the BEE&YOU brand, contributing to the industry and research through his work.
10 - KOSGEB - INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
BEE&YOU won the first place prize. BEE&YOU has produced value-added propolis products for nine years while preserving propolis' nature and biology. Bee&You, which pioneered propolis production, was deemed worthy of the innovation award with its innovative product BEE&YOU Water Soluble Propolis Drops in the product category. The 5th SME and Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony of KOSGEB, which offers services and support to develop the competitive power of SMEs and spread the entrepreneurship culture, was held on March 1st at the KOSGEB Headquarters Building in Ankara. BEE&YOU CEO and Food Engineer Aslı Samancı expressed her excitement about the award: "We received our first support from the KOSGEB R&D project when we founded our company in 2013. Therefore, this award is significant and valuable for us. I feel great pride and joy to receive this award. We will continue to move forward daily with greater belief in making Anatolian Propolis a global brand.
11- TURKISH HONEY ASSOCIATION
In our ongoing efforts to introduce the beneficial properties of Anatolian propolis and raw honey globally, one of our founders, Prof. Dr. Dilek Boyacoğlu, has been honored by the Turkish Honey Association. She received a certificate of appreciation from them for her contributions to advancing apitherapy and the honey industry in Turkey.
At BEE&YOU, we appreciate the support of partners like the Turkish Honey Association as we educate people worldwide about the healing gifts from bees. Under Prof. Boyacoğlu's guidance, we will continue working with groups that advocate for beekeepers and honey producers. By promoting traditional remedies alongside modern research, we hope to help thriving rural communities and unlock broader opportunities for Turkey's natural exports.
12- ONE OF TURKEY'S FASTEST-GROWING 100 COMPANIES
A Proud Award from TOBB for BEE&YOU! As the first and only local producer of Anatolian propolis with an Innovation Award in Turkey, we ranked 5th among Turkey's fastest-growing 100 companies, as announced by TOBB today! At the ceremony held with the participation of our Minister of Trade, Mr. Ruhsar Pekcan, and TOBB President, Mr. M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, BEE&YOU, founded at Istanbul Technical University ARI Teknokent with KOSGEB in 2013, has made the importance given to domestic production with its innovative and value-added products and the principle of from hive to table with the Contracted Beekeeping Model, which is the first and only one in Turkey. In our journey, where we have been deemed worthy of 34 different awards on national and international platforms, we are experiencing the pride of adding another one to our awards. As BEE&YOU Family, we are delighted to be among the top 5 of Turkey's fastest-growing 100 companies, as announced by TOBB today. On the journey of making Anatolian Propolis a global brand, we thank our valuable consumers for always being by our side and trusting us! Where there are bees, there is life!
13- ELELE Avon Women's Awards - Entrepreneurship Award 2017
Aslı Samancı, Founding Partner/CEO of BEE&YOU, received the Elele AVON Women's Awards 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Award! This year, Aslı Samancı won the first-place award in the 'Entrepreneur of the Year' category at the 4th Elele AVON Women's Awards. After founding her company at Istanbul Technical University ARI Teknokent, Dr. Samancı pioneered local production in Turkey with the 'Contracted Beekeeping' model and sold Anatolian propolis to many countries from America to Europe, from Korea to Saudi Arabia. She is progressing steadily toward making Anatolian Propolis a global brand
14- Turkey Entrepreneurship Summit - E-commerce Award 2017
The Grand Award Ceremony of the Turkey Entrepreneurship Summit, organized by Para Magazine, was held at Borsa Istanbul. On November 22nd, during the ceremony, Dr. Samancı, the co-founder and General Manager of BEE&YOU, received the prestigious Entrepreneurship Award in the E-commerce category for their BEE&YOU brand. They were honored with a prize of $500,000 at the Entrepreneur Awards. Dr. Samancı, the visionary behind establishing domestic propolis production in Turkey, has successfully created a brand by introducing the "Contracted Beekeeping" model for the first time in the country. Their efforts have led to the importing of Anatolian propolis to numerous countries, including Europe, Korea, and Saudi Arabia. Expressing her joy about the award, Dr. Samancı remarked, "Thanks to the strength of domestic production, we have made propolis, previously imported to our country, exportable for the first time. Through our ongoing R&D endeavors at Istanbul Technical University, we continue to enhance the value of our brand and strive for further growth. Each accolade we receive holds immense value, and every recognition fuels our determination. Our ultimate goal is to reach a broader audience with Anatolian propolis and transform it into a globally recognized brand."
15- Sustainable Business Awards 2018 - Sustainable Innovation Business Model
BEE&YOU Secures First Place in the Sustainable Business Awards BEE&YOU, led by Dr. Samancı, achieved first place in the "Sustainable Innovation SME" category at the Sustainable Business Awards. Their groundbreaking utilization of the Contracted Beekeeping model for domestic propolis production in Turkey and their development of an extraction method to preserve the maximum antioxidant properties of propolis earned them this prestigious recognition. The Sustainable Business Awards aim to establish and promote sustainable business models within Turkey's corporate landscape, highlighting companies that have excelled in their endeavors and inspiring others as role models. The fifth edition of the awards ceremony, held at Fairmont Quasar Istanbul, saw the presentation of awards across fourteen different categories, as assessed by a panel of thirty-one jury members. BEE&YOU, the pioneering producer of propolis through the first and only Contracted Beekeeping model in Turkey continues to make strides in sustainable practices. Their propolis, which is 100% locally sourced and has been recognized with an innovation award, reinforces their commitment to sustainability. Dr. Samancı, a distinguished Food Engineer and accomplished businesswoman, leads the BEE&YOU team. With the Sustainable Business Award, their national and international accolades total twenty-three. Turkey has over 150,000 beehives and more than 500 contracted producers. The Brand Manager and Food Engineer, Dr. Ece Özdemir, received the award on behalf of BEE&YOU. Dr. Özdemir emphasized that they introduced domestic propolis production through the Contracted Beekeeping model, a precious bee product that had not been previously produced in Turkey. She sincerely thanked the Sustainability Academy for organizing this prestigious event and the esteemed jury members for recognizing their achievements. Dr. Özdemir stated, "We export Anatolian propolis to 10 countries and are making significant strides towards establishing BEE&YOU as a global brand." She added: "With our network of 150,000 beehives and over 500 contracted beekeepers across Turkey, supported by a team of 80 experts consisting of food, chemical, and agricultural engineers, we ensure the delivery of these valuable products from the hive to consumers with utmost naturalness and purity. Turkey ranks as the world's second-largest beekeeping country regarding hive count. However, the production of other bee products besides honey was virtually nonexistent in Turkey. In 2013, under the name BEE&YOU, we pioneered the domestic production of these products through the Contracted Beekeeping model, introducing bee products such as royal jelly, bee bread, pollen, and propolis to our beekeepers. We developed an innovative extraction method to obtain the maximum nutritional components from propolis, marking Turkey's first domestic propolis production. Our award-winning extraction method has been acknowledged and honored with numerous national and international awards.
16- Design Turkey - Design Award 2017
BEE&YOU, renowned for its commitment to preserving the inherent natural qualities from hive to table in delivering its products to consumers, received a prestigious recognition during Turkey Design Week, a collaborative event organized by the Ministry of Economy and the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM). BEE&YOU was honored with the Design Award in the "Packaging and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods" category at the esteemed Design Turkey 2017 Industrial Design Awards ceremony. BEE&YOU was established in 2013 by Dr. Aslı Samancı, a Food Engineer; Dr. Taylan Samancı, an Agricultural Engineer; and Prof. Dr. Dilek Boyacıoğlu, a faculty member at Istanbul Technical University's Department of Food Engineering. With the support of KOSGEB and an R&D project at Istanbul Technical University's Arı Teknokent, they aimed to produce propolis, which had not been previously manufactured in Turkey, using the Contracted Beekeeping model and developing processing methods to make it suitable for human consumption. BEE&YOU continues to offer products containing propolis, royal jelly, honey, and pollen, following the "from hive to table" principle while preserving their nutritional content and biological activity.
17- INNOVATION - Turkey's Innovation Leaders 2017
BEE&YOU, Turkey's first and only domestic propolis producer, received the second prize at INNOVATION! BEE&YOU, produced with a mission of delivering health from the hive to the table, was crowned with the second prize in the Innovation Results category at the Turkey Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week. The awards of the Turkey Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week, which played a significant role in promoting the culture of innovation in our country and were organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) under the coordination of the Ministry of Economy, were presented at the Istanbul Congress Center. During the award ceremony, BEE&YOU was honored with the second prize in the "Innovation Results" category of INNOVATION. Dr. Aslı Samancı, Co-founder and CEO of BEE&YOU, received the award from the Minister of Economy, Nihat Zeybekçi, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Osman Aşkın Bak, and the President of TİM, Mehmet Büyükekşi. Among nearly 1,000 applications, BEE&YOU was deemed worthy of the award and is produced at Istanbul Technical University's Arı Teknokent. BEE&YOU, manufactured under the supervision of expert food and agricultural engineers, contains Turkey's first and only domestic propolis, which TÜBİTAK, TTGV, and TÜSİAD have awarded for innovation. BEE&YOU developed an extraction method at Istanbul Technical University's Arı Teknokent to preserve the beneficial components within propolis to the maximum extent, as raw propolis cannot be consumed directly. Introducing the "Contracted Beekeeping" model for the first time in Turkey, BEE&YOU exports Anatolian propolis to various countries in Europe, Korea, and Saudi Arabia. Alongside INNOVATION, BEE&YOU has been honored with 11 national and international awards, making significant strides toward establishing Anatolian propolis as a global brand.
18- Appreciation to BEE&YOU Co-founder Dilek Boyacıoğlu from Istanbul Technical University!
Dr. Dilek Boyacıoğlu, Co-founder of BEE&YOU, was presented with a plaque of appreciation from the Faculty of Naval Architecture at Istanbul Technical University for her contributions to the project development of Istanbul Technical University Student Social Facilities.
19- Fortune 2021 - One of Turkey's Most Powerful 50 Businesswomen
Dr. Aslı Samancı, a female entrepreneur and the Co-founder and CEO of BEE&YOU, was recognized as one of Turkey's Most Powerful 50 Businesswomen by Fortune Turkey in 2021. This prestigious list showcases accomplished businesswomen with remarkable achievements, leadership skills, the ability to make prompt and accurate decisions, a willingness to take calculated risks leading to significant successes, ethical values, effective communication, and a creative and innovative mindset. So, who is Dr. Aslı Samancı, the female entrepreneur? Dr. Aslı Samancı is a Food Engineer and Biologist and one of the founders of BEEO, the first and only domestic propolis producer in Turkey. She graduated from Istanbul Technical University's Food Engineering Department in 1996 and subsequently worked as a manager in the bee products industry for many years. In 2006, she achieved her master's degree in the same department, focusing her thesis on "Origin Identification in Honey." Dr. Aslı Samancı has been involved in numerous national and international projects related to bee products. In 2013, after successfully addressing her 5-year-old son's immune system problem using the propolis extract she produced, she embarked on an entrepreneurial journey and established her own company. With over 20 years of experience in the bee product industry, Dr. Aslı Samancı also holds an MBA in International Marketing Strategies for Bee Products. She is dedicated to bees and bee products, authoring several books on the subject and contributing significantly to scientific literature through academic publications. Additionally, she is a member of the IHC and ISO Royal Jelly Honey Pollen Propolis Commission. In 2021, she obtained a Ph.D. in Biology with a thesis on "Developing Creams with Bee Venom and Other Bee Products." Currently, Dr. Aslı Samancı serves as the CEO and Co-founder of BEE&YOU. While searching for a solution to her son's immune problem, Dr. Aslı Samancı, the female entrepreneur, said, "Starting from the age of 11 months, my son used to have a high fever every two months, requiring constant administration of antibiotics. We were left without a cure when he turned five and developed a severe antibiotic allergy. The doctor informed us that my son had a fragile immune system. My concerns over my son's health led me to research scientific studies and medical publications. I discovered that propolis and royal jelly are globally used to strengthen the immune system and combat recurring infections naturally. However, I learned they were not produced in Turkey but imported from China. Motivated by this knowledge, primarily for the benefit of my son, I decided to produce them myself. After using the propolis extract and royal jelly I produced for six months, my son's fever and allergies disappeared, and his immune system significantly improved. Witnessing this healing effect, I embarked on a journey to share it with all mothers. In 2013, with my husband, Agricultural Engineer Taylan Samancı, and esteemed mentor Prof. Dr. Dilek Boyacıoğlu, we established our company through an R&D project at Istanbul Technical University's ARI Technopolis. We aimed to produce propolis not previously manufactured in Turkey, using the "Contracted Beekeeping" model and developing a processing method suitable for human consumption." A recipient of numerous national and international awards, Dr. Aslı Samancı, the female entrepreneur, continues her entrepreneurial journey, which initially involved ten beekeepers and has now expanded to include 5,000 contracted beekeepers. With a 10,500 square-meter facility, over 200 employees, 5,000 contracted beekeepers, and 550,000 beehives, Dr. Aslı Samancı has become the largest producer of propolis, royal jelly, pollen, bee bread, and raw honey in Turkey. Under the BEE&YOU brand domestically and internationally, she offers over 100 dietary supplements and skin care products containing propolis, royal jelly, raw honey, bee bread, pollen, and bee venom. These products are meticulously processed to preserve their nutritional content and biological activity, adhering to the principle of "from beehive to table." With exports to 30 countries, including Korea, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, the United Kingdom, Austria, Qatar, France, Dubai, and Cyprus, Dr. Aslı Samancı confidently works to establish Anatolian Propolis as a global brand.
20- Turkey Exporters Assembly - E-Export Champion
SBS Inc., under the brand BEE&YOU, has been awarded as the E-Export Champion in the 16th edition of the "Export Stars/Turkey's Hidden Champions" competition, organized in collaboration with DHL Turkey, sponsored by Akbank and Turkcell. At the award ceremony held on Wednesday, September 27, with the participation of Minister of Economy Mr. Nihat Zeybekci, at Hilton Bomonti Hotel, BEE&YOU co-founder and CEO Aslı Samancı received the award on stage from Hakan Güldağ, the Editor-in-Chief of DÜNYA Newspaper. Dr. Samancı, who initiated domestic propolis production in Turkey for the first time through the "Contracted Beekeeping" model, replacing the imported propolis from China, is now introducing Anatolian propolis to the world. Dr. Samancı expressed her excitement during the event with the following words: "We have started local production of a product that was previously imported into our country, propolis, and now we can export it. Currently, through the R&D studies we conduct at Istanbul Technical University, we are shipping Anatolian propolis, which preserves its natural nutritional content and biological activity, to many countries from Europe to Asia. With our efforts in the export field, we are presenting Anatolian propolis to the world. Being appreciated by such esteemed institutions is very valuable and a vital source of motivation for us.
21- Denizli Business Women's Association - Innovative Businesswoman Award 2017
BEE&YOU Founder and CEO Dr. Aslı Samancı Receives a Prestigious Award! On April 11, 2018, the Denizli Businesswomen's Association organized the "Pamukkadın" awards for women in the business world. The award ceremony took place at the Denizli Chamber of Commerce. It was attended by Ayşen Zeybekçi, the wife of the Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekçi, Denizli Metropolitan Mayor Osman Zolan, Merkezefendi District Governor Şükrü Görücü, Pamukkale District Governor Hayrettin Balcıoğlu, President of the Denizli Chamber of Commerce Uğur Erdoğan, President of the Denizli Exporters' Association (DENİB) Süleyman Kocasert, President of the Denizli Business Women's Association (DİKAB) Nilgün Ök, Chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP) Merkezefendi District Tolga Varlıker, and Nurcan Dalbudak, the President of the AK Party Women's Branch in the province. At the ceremony, Dr. Aslı Samancı, the CEO and Co-founder of BEE&YOU, was honored with the Innovative Businesswoman of the Year award. Dr. Samancı received the award from Süleyman Kocasert, the Vice Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly and President of DENİB. Successful businesswomen from Denizli were recognized in four different categories at the ceremony. During the event, Nilgün Ök, the President of DİKAB, Süleyman Kocasert, the President of DENİB, Uğur Erdoğan, the President of the Denizli Chamber of Commerce, and Osman Zolan, the Mayor of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality, delivered speeches. Dr. Aslı Samancı, a Food Engineer and the CEO of BEE&YOU, explained how she started producing propolis, which had not been previously made in Turkey, using contract beekeeping methods and how she succeeded in transforming it into innovative, natural, and healthy products for export. Samancı stated that the natural propolis products they produce are popular in the USA and receive attention in South Korea, Europe, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. She emphasized that they are taking confident steps toward making Anatolian Propolis a global brand.
22- Istanbul Economic Summit - Istanbul Golden Values Award - 2018
An Award for BEE&YOU from the Economic Summit! BEE&YOU Returns with an Award from the Economic Summit! BEE&YOU, America's only patented propolis producer, has been honored with the "Istanbul Golden Values" award for its outstanding achievements in innovation. At Istanbul Economic Summit's Istanbul Golden Values Award Ceremony, which rewards brands that create added value for our country, BEE&YOU, the first and only locally produced propolis with an innovation award, was crowned with the "Istanbul Golden Values" award for its exceptional achievements in innovation. The "Istanbul Economic Summit and Istanbul Golden Values Award Ceremony," held under the theme of "Setting the Roadmap for Emerging from the Global Crisis," occurred on Friday, December 14, 2018, at Ciragan Palace.
23- İŞKAD Entrepreneurship Awards
During the opening speech of the İŞKAD Women Entrepreneurship Awards ceremony, which numerous guests attended, Berman Mantı, the President of Adana Business Women's Association (İŞKAD), presented a plaque of gratitude to Dr. Aslı Samancı for her contributions to the award ceremony with her success story, slides, presentation, and speeches. Dr. Aslı Samancı, the Founder and CEO of BEE&YOU, stated, "With the 'Contracted Beekeeping' model that we implemented for the first time in Turkey, we ensure traceable production from the beehive to the table under controlled conditions. We work directly with beekeepers in different regions of Turkey under the supervision of agricultural engineers and beekeeping experts in our expert team, providing them with training and material support. Through the implemented Contracted Beekeeping Model, we achieve 'Fair Trade.' The propolis collected from contracted beekeepers is extracted using the R&D method developed at Istanbul Technical University ARI Technopolis and transformed into innovative, value-added new products. By exporting our products to 30 different countries, we are confidently taking steps to make Anatolian propolis a global brand."
24- THANK YOU FROM GLOBAL WELLNESS DAY!
BEE&YOU, a part of Global Wellness Day, was presented with a plaque to express gratitude for its contributions to changing the lives of millions of people worldwide.
25- TRUSTED PRODUCT PLATFORM - TRUSTED PRODUCT SUMMIT - FEED THE FUTURE AWARDS 2022
BEE&YOU, Turkey's first and only domestic, patented Anatolian Propolis Producer, was honored with awards at the Feed the Future Awards Ceremony! The Trusted Product Summit, organized by the Trusted Product Platform, welcomed participants who have made successful contributions to product safety, consumer health, and sustainability through innovative perspectives and responsible actions using limited resources. In the competition held as part of the Trusted Product Summit, 350 different products competed in 33 different categories. After extensive evaluations by 75 expert and esteemed jury members, a closed voting process took place, and the awards for future-oriented products contributing to consumer health were announced at the Feed the Future Awards Ceremony held during the same summit. Among the awards recipients was BEE&YOU in the Honey and Bee Products category, honored for its BEE&YOU Throat Spray! Dr. Aslı Samancı, the CEO of BEE&YOU and a female entrepreneur who received awards in three different categories, concluded her remarks by saying, "These awards, which are a great source of motivation for us, inspire us to continue working like bees! We extend our infinite gratitude to everyone involved and the esteemed jury members who deemed us worthy of these awards. Remember, where there are bees, there is life!"
26- The value that BEE&YOU places on Occupational Health and Safety is congratulated!
Valuing BEE&YOU's Occupational Health and Safety Akkaş Group presented a congratulatory plaque to BEE&YOU, expressing appreciation for its commitment to occupational health and safety. "We congratulate your commitment to occupational health and safety and wish you continued success in your work without any accidents."
27- Thank you to BEE&YOU Founder and CEO, Dr. Aslı Samancı, at the 4G Entrepreneurship Congress organized by the Business Club!
Dr. Aslı Samancı, Founder and CEO of BEE&YOU, attended the 4G Entrepreneurship Congress organized by the Business Club on December 15-16-17, 2017. The Business Club presented a thank-you plaque to Aslı Samancı for her contributions to the 4G Entrepreneurship Congress. Entrepreneurship Story of BEE&YOU Founder and CEO, Dr. Aslı Samancı! BEE&YOU was established in 2013 at Istanbul Technical University ARI Technopolis by Dr. Aslı Samancı, a Food Engineer and Propolis Expert, Mr. Taylan Samancı, an Agricultural Engineer and Beekeeping Expert, and Prof. Dr. Dilek Boyacıoğlu, a faculty member at the Istanbul Technical University Food Engineering Department. It was established to produce propolis, which had not been previously made in Turkey, through the "Contracted Beekeeping" model. Driven by her son's immunity issues, Dr. Aslı Samancı took the lead in the domestic production of propolis, which was previously imported from China. She has been honored with numerous national and international awards in the fields of R&D, innovation, entrepreneurship, and export for the propolis. She initiated domestic production using the extraction method she developed at ITU ARI Technopolis. With expertise in bee products, BEE&YOU produces propolis, royal jelly, pollen, bee bread, raw honey, and 100% natural mixtures, tablets, drops, and sprays under the international brand BEE&YOU. We sell our products to South Korea, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, taking confident steps towards making Anatolian propolis a global brand. We are the best propolis producer in the USA, with 5,000 contracted beekeepers, 550,000 beehives, a 115,000-square-foot facility, and a team of 200 experts.
28- Food+ Innovation Awards - Best Bee Product Award 2022
BEE&YOU, Turkey's first and only innovation award-winning local propolis producer, has received the "Most Innovative Bee Product" award at the Food Innovation Competition! Among the innovative products evaluated in 29 categories at the Food Innovation Competition, BEE&YOU was honored with the "Most Innovative Bee Product" award for its Bee Venom Anti-Aging and Wrinkle Reduction Face Cream. Dr. Aslı Samancı, the Founder of BEE&YOU, stated, "We are delighted and proud to receive this award in the category of the most innovative bee product. Our goal is to offer 100% natural, local, innovative, and value-added bee products to our consumers, which are produced from what nature provides us. Every award we receive on this journey is an indicator of our success. Where there are bees, there is life!"
29- Turkey Women Entrepreneurs Meeting - 2019
Aslı Samancı, the CEO of BEE&YOU, attended Turkey Women Entrepreneurs Meeting! Hosted by the Ministry of Commerce, in collaboration with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and the Confederation of Tradesmen and Craftsmen of Turkey (TESK), the "Turkey Women Entrepreneurs Meeting" took place. On International Women's Day, March 8th, the meeting was attended by Emine Erdoğan, the wife of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Aslı Samancı, the Co-Founder and General Manager of BEE&YOU, which has garnered great attention with its entrepreneurial story, was also present at this meaningful event. By starting her entrepreneurial journey based on her son's immunity issues, the successful businesswoman was selected as the "Promising Woman Entrepreneur" at Turkey's Woman Entrepreneur competition organized by Ekonomist, Garanti Bank, and the Turkish Women Entrepreneurs Association (KAGİDER) in 2016. Following this competition, Samancı's company experienced significant growth, exporting to 14 countries and successfully entering CVS, a pharmacy chain with 28,000 stores in the United States, in 2019.
30- Borsa Istanbul Private Market - Fastest Growing New Venture Company Award - 2014
BEE&YOU receives the Fastest Growing New Venture Company Award from Borsa Istanbul Private Market! The first anniversary of Borsa Istanbul Private Market, where entrepreneurs and companies with growth potential meet investors without going public, and the official opening of the Global Entrepreneurship Week was held at Borsa Istanbul in November 2015. Tuncay Dinç, the CEO of Borsa Istanbul, and influential figures such as Sezai Hazır, the President of the Habitat Association and the International Entrepreneurship Center, attended the ceremony. The fastest-growing venture companies of the year were announced at the event. BEE&YOU, cofounded by Aslı Samancı, a Female Entrepreneur who achieved the first local propolis production in Turkey with her patented extraction technology and the Contracted Beekeeping model implemented for the first time in the country, was honored with the Fastest Growing New Venture Company award at this ceremony! BEE&YOU Co-Founder and General Manager Aslı Samancı stated, "From starting our journey with ten beekeepers to now continuing with 5000 contracted beekeepers, BEE&YOU is still Turkey's first and only innovation award-winning, patented, and domestic propolis producer. Our motivation on this path comes from the national and international awards we have received!"
31- "The Innovation Award at the 'Turkey Trade Summit' goes to Dr. Aslı Samancı, the founder of Bee&You!"
An innovation award was given to Dr. Aslı Samancı of Bee&You at the "Turkey Trade Summit." The "Trade Summit" was organized jointly by the International Trade and Finance Club of Afyon Kocatepe University and the Afyonkarahisar Young Entrepreneurs Board of TOBB at the Atatürk Congress Center. The opening of the summit was attended by Hüsnü Serteser, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Afyonkarahisar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mustafa Özkan, Chairman of the Afyonkarahisar Young Entrepreneurs Board of TOBB, Ayşegül Selışık, Assistant Representative of FAO Turkey, Selçuk Bağcı, General Manager of Agrimetne and Food Engineer Dr. Aslı Samancı. Assoc. Dr. Fikret Yaman, a Faculty Member of AKÜ Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (İİBF), moderated the meeting. In his opening speech at the summit, Mustafa Özkan, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Afyonkarahisar Young Entrepreneurs Board of TOBB, stated that the biggest problem today was financial. Then Ayşegül Selışık, Assistant Representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Turkey, reported that many countries in the world faced the threat of famine together with the global pandemic.
Food Engineer Dr. Aslı Samancı, awarded the Innovation Award by Afyon Kocatepe University and TOBB, said: "We carry out the necessary controls to ensure that our innovative value-added new products are natural from production to consumption. We aim to bring our products to the consumer in high quality and with preserved nutrient value! For this, we continue to work like bees and find the motivation support in the awards we are honored with!"
32- Thanks to Dr. Aslı Samancı from Bee&You!
In 2018, successful women entrepreneurs, educators, and academics shared their inspiring stories with students as part of a program called "Excellent Women, Excellent Works" organized by the Industrial Engineering Excellence Club of Ondokuz Mayıs University's Faculty of Engineering. Among the guests was Aslı Samancı, cofounder and CEO of Bee&You, who was selected as "Turkey's Promising Woman Entrepreneur" by Garanti Bank. She recounted how discovering propolis and royal jelly could help cure her son's antibiotic allergy inspired her to launch Bee&You to make these natural remedies more accessible to mothers. Dr. Aslı Samancı, the cofounder of Bee&You, shared her entrepreneurial story at an event for successful women entrepreneurs, educators, and academics. Dr. Samancı recounted how discovering that propolis and royal jelly could help cure her son's antibiotic allergy inspired her to found Bee&You to make these natural remedies more accessible. As a producer of patented propolis products with innovation awards, Dr. Aslı Samancı emphasized that Bee&You's ongoing research and development initiatives and fast growth enable further innovation in natural health solutions.
33- Bee&You Founder Dr. Aslı Samancı Participated in the Pioneer Business People Symposium!
Dr. Aslı Samancı, Founder of Bee&You, Participated in the Pioneer Business People Symposium! Dr. Aslı Samancı, Founder of Bee&You, participated in the symposium organized with the contributions of the International Universities Union. A plaque of thanks was presented to Dr. Aslı Samancı, a Woman Entrepreneur and co-founder of Bee&You, for her contributions. The "Pioneer Business People Symposium" organized at Double Tree By Hilton (Pialepaşa) with the efforts of Goncagül FEYMAN, founder of FEYMAN TV, producer and presenter of the "A World of Business" program, brought together "Pioneer Business People" and aimed to create and develop business collaborations through their knowledge, experience and future projects by getting to know each other better among partners and participants. It aimed to form and develop business partnerships related to their knowledge, experience, and future projects.
34- We are at the Different Futures Summit the ITU Alumni Association organized!
In 2021, the Student Club of the ITU Graduates Association organized the Different Futures Summit event. On the first day of this enjoyable event, Dr. Aslı Samancı, Founder and CEO of Bee&You, took part as a speaker in the entrepreneurs panel! Speaking about her entrepreneurial journey that started with propolis, Samancı concluded by emphasizing the importance of bees for a sustainable world: "If there were no bees, people could live for only four years on Earth. All the fruits, vegetables, and legumes needed for healthy nutrition naturally pollinate through bees flying from flower to flower, reaching our tables. So, where there are bees, there is life!"
35-Bee&You Apibeauty Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Aging Eye Contour Serum was awarded in the Skin Care category at the Reliable Product Summit organized by the Reliable Product Platform!
At the Reliable Product Summit organized by the Reliable Product Platform, product safety, and innovative sustainability support contributed to consumer health were evaluated. Products/companies or organizations that take action by feeling responsible for using scarce resources participated. In the contest organized within the scope of the Reliable Product Summit, 350 different products competed in 33 different categories. The evaluations of 75 valuable jury members resulted in a closed ballot, together with the Feed the Future Award Ceremony organized at the same summit, and the awards of products contributing to the future and consumer health were found by their owners. In the Skin Care category, Bee&You ApiBeauty Anti-wrinkle Anti-aging Eye Contour Serum was awarded! Woman Entrepreneur Bee&You CEO Dr. Aslı Samancı, who was granted in 3 different categories at the competition, said, "These awards, which are a great source of motivation for us, advise us to continue working like bees! Thanks to everyone who contributed and our valuable jury members who deemed us worthy of these awards."
36- At the Reliable Product Summit organized by the Reliable Product Platform, Bee&You UP Propolis Bee Bread Tablet was awarded in the Functional Food category!
The Reliable Product Summit organized by the Reliable Product Platform featured the Feed the Future competition with the goal of "nourishing the future." At this summit, 350 products competed as contestants across 33 categories. As a result of the long-term evaluations by 75 expert jurors, a closed vote determined the award winners. Bee&You UP Propolis Bee Bread Tablet was selected as the winner in the Functional Food category.
37- Bee&You Collagen Shot won the 1st place award in the Bee Products category at the 7th International Mugla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress Innovation Competition!
The International Mugla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress, which has been organized since 2008, is a congress that creates a difference among beekeeping congresses in the world and embraces the entire sector and met in November at the Marmaris Grand Yazıcı Club Turban Hotel in 2022. 'The Turkey Beekeeping Awards,' considered the most prestigious awards in the beekeeping sector, brought beekeepers together from all over the country. The "Turkey Beekeeping Awards," sponsored by the Turkey Bee Breeders Central Union, were given at this congress. In the innovation competition organized within the scope of the congress, Bee&You Collagen Shot, the new member of the Bee&You Shot family, was deemed worthy of the first-place award among bee products! Bee&You Collagen Shot, without additional sugar, contains 6500 mg type 1 and type 3 collagen, 132 mg vitamin C, and 500 mg Anatolian propolis. Bee&You Collagen Shot, flavored with pomegranate juice, cherry juice, raw honey, and cinnamon, contains natural vitamin C that plays a role in normal collagen formation required for the normal function of the skin.
38- Bee&You D3+K2 Vitamin Propolis Drops won the 3rd place award in the Bee Products category at the 7th International Mugla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress Innovation Competition!
With the bee products we developed, we won three prizes. We collected all the prizes in the innovation category at the "Turkey Beekeeping Awards" organized under the Turkey Bee Breeders Central Union sponsorship! At the award ceremony organized within the scope of the 7th International Mugla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress under the support of the Turkey Bee Breeders Central Union, the Bee Sculpture, which is a unique design of TAB, was given to participants, institutions, and sector representatives, thanking them for their contributions to the beekeeping sector of the country. In the innovation competition organized within the scope of the congress, Bee&You UP D3 + K2 Vitamin Propolis Drops was deemed worthy of the third place award among bee products. Bee&You UP 30% D3 + K2 Vitamin Propolis Drops contain 1000 IU D3 vitamin and 18.75 mcg K2 vitamin in 20 drops.
BEE&YOU HAS WON 3 AWARDS AT ONCE!
Bee&You is committed to providing consumers with 100% natural Anatolian bee products in America. In the competition organized by Delicious Living, a leading magazine in America's natural, organic, and healthy product industry, Bee&You's two products were recognized in three categories.
Bee&You has recently received three prestigious awards at the 2023 Delicious Living Beauty & Body Awards. These awards include two gold medals and one silver medal, all granted through public voting for their Bee&You S.O.S Intensive Care Cream and Bee&You APIBEAUTY Anti-Aging Face Cream.
- The Bee&You S.O.S Intensive Care Cream won the gold medal in the Body Care Products category, as voted by consumers.
- The Bee&You APIBEAUTY Anti-Aging Face Cream won both the gold and silver medals in the Face Moisturizer category, as voted by consumers and retailers, respectively.
BEE&YOU won two Golds in the 2023 Beauty & Body Awards and Declared Best!
America's Propolis brand BEE&YOU announced that it had won two Golds at the 2023 Beauty & Body Awards organized by Delicious Living Magazine.
Delicious Living magazine, a trusted health and wellness resource for more than 35 years, announced the winners of its 13th annual Beauty & Body Awards. Delicious Living initiated these awards to educate consumers on how to make trusted beauty and body-care purchases in a market increasingly flooded with new products and wellness claims.
This international competition, organized by Delicious Living, a leading consumer magazine for America's natural, organic, and healthy products industry, was held globally, and the winners were determined by public voting.BEE&YOU won two gold awards with its two products:
- BEE&YOU S.O.S. Intensive Moisturizing Skin Protectant Face & Body Cream
- BEE&YOU Anti-aging Face Cream with Bee Venom
SupplySide West Award 2018
SOFI Award 2017
SOFI Award 2017
NUTRA Ingredients Awards 2018
Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2018
Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2018
NCW Eco Excellence Awards 2018