Green Bee Botanicals wins best Cosmetic Topical at the 2021 Emerald Cup Awards

by | Apr 5, 2022 | Beehive, Journal | 0 comments

Have you heard? We beat the odds & won GOLD at this year’s Emerald Cup Awards

The Emerald Cup is the most important and influential cannabis contest in the world, similar to the Wine Spectator awards for the winemaking industry — the reason Rolling Stone calls it “the Academy Awards of the cannabis industry.”

Traditionally held live at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, this year due to the pandemic the Emerald Cup Awards were broadcast on Social Club TV to its 150 million viewers, and featured musical performances by Ziggy MarleyMichael Franti and Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, as well as appearances by Chelsea Handler, B Real and Winona LaDuke

This is Green Bee’s second Emerald Cup award, winning silver for its Brightening Eye Cream at the previous Emerald Cup. These awards place Green Bee on the map as a leader alongside the most storied, successful brands in the industry. As LA Weekly’Jimi Devine writes, “Even placing in [The Emerald Cup] is a career-defining achievement.” Check out the recap from the previous Emerald Cup on our blog here


Our Renewing Serum was awarded the Best Cosmetic Topical. We are honored to be recognized with so many other amazing infused cosmetic brands.

Thank you, The Emerald Cup judges, for recognizing Green Bee!

Emerald Cup Winners, Cosmetic Topicals category: 

Green Bee Botanicals Best Cannabis topical 2021 Emerald Cup Awards

1. WINNER! 1st Place, Emerald Cup 2021 Cosmetic Topicals

RENEWING SERUM, Green Bee Botanicals

Cannabis skincare and wellness company Green Bee Botanicals pulled off an upset this month when its Renewing Serum won first place at The Emerald Cup in the new Cosmetic Topicals category, up against heavily-bankrolled competitors including Papa & Barkley, the number-one cannabis topicals company in California.


Moisturizes deeply, smooths fine lines, reduces dark spots, boosts collagen and protects against air pollution 

Key ingredients

Packed with plant-based antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, including:

  • Full-spectrum cannabis with 1:1 ratio CBD to THC + CBG, CBDv, CBN, and CBC
  • Stable, safe form of vitamin C and vitamin E
  • Organic blue tansy, basil, jojoba oil


2. Silver winner: 2nd place – Rose Geranium Bath & Body Oil, OM

Rose Geranium Bath & Body Oil, OM

100 MG THC & 25 MG CBD/ 2 oz

Anoint yourself with OM’s Body Oil—a golden blend of apricot, avocado seed, jojoba and argan oils, full-spectrum Cannabis, essential oils, and nothing else. Available in lavender, rose geranium and fragrance free. Wonderful for the face and use with partners, but not latex safe.

Ingredients: Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Seed Oil, Sun Grown Cannabis, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Essential Oil & Cannabis Concentrate


Other categories and winners:

Sungrown Flower 

1. The Farmer and the Felon – Gorilla Snacks, CannaCraft
2. Canna Country #26, Canna Country Farm
3. POG (Passion Orange Guava), Greenshock Farms
4. Legacy Sour, StarSong Farms
5. Dosilato, Sugar Leaf Extracts
6. Honey Dew, Esensia
7. Peppermint Sleigh Ride, Greenshock Farms
8. Pixie Dust, Esensia
9. Lime Juice, Esensia
10. Grease Monkey Flower, Telos Farms
11. Tire Fire, StarSong Farms
12. Vanilla Frosting, Sugar Leaf Extracts
13. LA Kush Cake, Luminescent Farms
14. Citrus Sunrise, Vacation
15. Surfin’ Bird, Sunnabis: Humboldt’s Full Sun Farm x Humboldt Heirlooms x Redwood Roots
16. Purple Sleigh Ride, Greenshock Farms
17. Hippie Crippler, Cache Creek Orangewood
18. Orange Terpentine, Greenshock Farms
19. #9, Canna Country Farm
20. Gelonade Flower, Booney

    Sungrown Flower – Breeder’s Cup Winner

    Canna Country #26, Canna Country Farm

    Mixed Light Flower 

    1. Ice Cream Cake, Local Cannabis Company
    2. Sherbhead, Local Cannabis Company
    3. Modified Grapes, LitHouse
    4. Lemon Crush, Phytologie x Napro Research
    5. Citrus Squirt, Phytologie x Napro Research
    6. Royal Crown, NUG
    7. Monterey Kush Co Gelato 41, Monterey Kush Co
    8. Mochi, Old Briceland Holding Company
    9. Monterey Kush Co Trop Cookies, Monterey Kush Co
    10. Orange Daiquiri, LitHouse

    Mixed Light Flower – Breeder’s Cup Winner

    Lemon Crush, Phytologie x Napro Research

    Indoor Flower 

    1. Gelonade, Connected Cannabis
    2. Super Lemon Haze, Garcia Hand Picked x NorCal Cannabis Company
    3. Biskante, Alien Labs
    4. Julius, FloraCal Farms x Seed Junky Genetics
    5. Classic Trainwreck, Abatin Farms x Napro Research
    6. DDV, Panacea (NCC) x Compound Genetics
    7. Juicy Gushy, Atrium Cultivation
    8. Peach Preserves, Phytologie x Biotech Institute
    9. Talking Trees Farms Zmashers, Talking Trees Farms
    10. Chocolate Mintz, Sovereign x Small Boutique Farmz x Hendrix Farm

    Indoor Flower – Breeder’s Cup Winner

    Gelonade, Connected Cannabis

    Personal Use Flower 

    1. Tropical Sleigh Ride #1, Mark Greyshock
    2. Steve Urkle, Tim Warda
    3. Orange Terpentine #27, Mark Greyshock
    4. In the Pines, Derek Roseboom
    5. Skangie, Josh Young
    6. Dirty Zkittlez x Lemon O.G., Derek Roseboom
    7. Sol Shine, Walter Wood
    8. Peanut Butter Breath, Tara Mahony
    9. Sherballistic, Star Fargey
    10. Strawberry Danish, Andrew Leitch

    3rd Party Certified Sungrown Flower 

    Pink Boost Goddess, Emerald Spirit Botanicals

    3rd Party Certified Mixed Light Flower 

    Sour Tangie, Redwood Remedies

    Hemp Flower 

    Guava Jam 2.0, Hakira x Biotech Institute

    Solvent – Less (Ice Water Hash) Concentrates 

    1. Strawberry Jelly 120u Water Hash, Papa’s Select
    2. Kombucha 90u Water Hash, Papa’s Select
    3. Garlic Juice 120u Water Hash, Papa’s Select
    4. Zkittlezmintz, Kalya Extracts by Zenganic Inc x Mojave Cannabis Co
    5. Gargoyle Melon Berry Full Melt, Feeling Frosty x Tar Hill Cannabis
    6. Banana Peel x Wilson, True Hash Company x ABR Farms
    7. Garlic Cookies Live Rosin Batter, Rosin Tech Labs
    8. Papaya Cake, Kalya Extracts by Zenganic Inc x Dancing Dog Ranch x Landhammer Farms
    9. Uncrustable Headstash Live Rosin, Feeling Frosty
    10. Lemon Berry Premium Live Rosin Badder, Papa’s Select

    Solventless Personal Use 

    1. Orange Elixir Full Spectrum 45-159 Live Rosin, Brett Byrd
    2. Fat Tropaya, Michael Alamares
    3. Tahoe C4 Full Spectrum 45-159 Live Rosin, Brett Byrd

    Hydrocarbon Liquid 

    1. Gelonade Live Resin, Humboldt Terp Council x Booney Acres Farm
    2. Sugaree – Live Resin Sauce, Terphogz x Humboldt Terp Council
    3. Cresco “Lemon Bean” – Sauce, SLO Cultivation Inc
    4. Pineapple Passion Zkittlez – Live Resin Sauce, Terphogz
    5. Tar Hill Strawberry Lemonade Live Resin, WOX EXTRACTS x Tar Hill Cannabis
    6. Holy Water And Diamonds, Chanel Group Of Oakland x Grandiflora Genetics x Holy Water
    7. Wedding Cake Live Resin Sauce, Accentian, Inc. x Gold Drop
    8. Medusa Cosmic Live Resin Diamonds & Sauce, Cosmic x Norse Organics
    9. URSA Extracts Runtz Live Resin, URSA Extracts/Bear Extraction House
    10.Refined Live Resin Diamonds – Strawberry Rosé, Raw Garden

    Hydrocarbon Solid 

    1. Moonbow Butter Frosting, Suprize Suprize x High Water Farms x Field Extracts
    2. Dosilato (Live Resin Budder), Beezle Brands x Bon Vivant Farms
    3. Sapphire Shiznit, Suprize Suprize x High Water Farms
    4. Strawnana Runtz, CaliStripe Concentrates x Kali Farms x Mendoja Farms
    5. Zerbert frosting, Cali Kosher
    6. Super Lemon Haze, Moxie (Pure CA, LLC.)
    7. Vanilla Frosting, Suprize Suprize
    8. Lemonnade – Cake Mix 1g Badder, ArcataX x Willow Creekside Farms
    9. Purple Medusa Cosmic Live Resin Batter, Cosmic x Norse Organics
    10. Lemonnade – Lion’s Mane 1g Badder, ArcataX x 1L Garden Supply

    Pre-Rolled Infused 

    1. Dirty Zkittles Hash Roll, Compassionate Manufacturing x Pinnacle Farms
    2. Mother’s Milk Geode Joint, Sovereign
    3. Banana OG x Cherry Fritter 1g Infused PreRoll, Lift Tickets x Fresh Baked

    Pre-Rolled Non-Infused 

    1. GMO Cookies x Juice Z, Atrium Cultivation
    2. ZRUNTZ Preroll 5 pack, Terphogz
    3. Lemon Lava, LitHouse 

    CBD Flower 

    1. Citrus Gummies, Abatin Farms x Biotech Institute
    2. Pennywise, Esensia
    3. Mountain Medicine, Hogwash Pharms

    CBD Flower Breeders Cup Winner

    Citrus Gummies, Abatin Farms x Biotech Institute

    CBD Cartridge 

    1. Tsunami Dog, Chemistry. x Moon Made Farms
    2. Canna Banana, Savage Farms x Humboldt Alchemy Group
    3. Care by Design 18:1 Vape Cartridge, CRFT Manufacturing, Inc.

    CBD Edibles

    1. Potli Dream Honey, Haute Supply LLC
    2. CBD Gummy Space Gems, Space Gems
    3. Care by Design 4:1 Gummies, Lemon, CRFT Manufacturing, Inc.

    CBD Topicals

    1. Himalayan Kush Mineral Salt, OM
    2. Rasta Cream, C.A.D (Carter’s Aromatherapy Designs)

    CBD Tinctures

    1. Extra Strength CBD Elixir Made With Sun Grown ACDC, OM x Island Mountain Organics
    2. Fiddler’s Greens, Kindred Spirit Raw Tincture, Fiddler’s Greens x High Tide Distribution
    3. AC/DC, Chemistry. x Lazy Moon Ranch

    CBD Concentrates

    1. Cremedy Full Spectrum Oil, Bird Valley Organics
    2. High CBD Full Spectrum Oil, Bird Valley Organics

      Hemp Derived Topicals

      1. Icey Stick, OM
      2. Extra Strength CBD Cream, Vital Body Therapy LLC
      3. CBD Releaf Body Oil, Papa & Barkley

        Cartridges CO2

        1. Burzt, Rove
        2. Red Velvet Balanced, Savage Farms x Humboldt Alchemy Group
        3. Mistifi Houdini, Cannabistry

        Cartridges Live Resin

        1. Arcata Fire Live Resin Vape – Runtz, ArcataX x Great Expectations Farm x Lightwork Distributors
        2. URSA Liquid Diamond Sauce Cartridge “Tar Hill Pink Lemonade”, URSA EXTRACTS (Bear Extraction House) x Tar Hill Cannabis
        3. URSA Nova Blueberry Muffin Cartridge, URSA Extracts
        4. Banana Creme – Solventless Vape, Jetty Extracts
        5. KryptoChronic – Live Resin Pen, Alien Labs
        6. Lemonatti – Live Resin Pen, Connected Cannabis
        7. URSA Extracts Lemon Super Glue Liquid Diamond Sauce, URSA Extracts
        8. Alien Mints – Live Resin Pen, Alien Labs
        9. Collins Ave – Pink Rozay 0.5g Cartridge, ArcataX x 1L Garden Supply
        10. Cresco x Floracal Mentholotti – Liquid Live Resin, SLO Cultivation Inc. dba Cresco Labs x Floracal Farms 

        Cartridge – Distillate

        1. Blue River Chocolate Orange Jelly Sauce Cartridge, fresh baked x Blue River
        2. Banana Cream, Beezle Brands
        3. The Monarch, Golden Tangie, Solventless Terpenes, LEGION of Bloom

        Therapeutic Topicals

        1. Arnica Pain Relief Epsom Salt, OM
        2. Sweet Releaf Comfort Warms 30ml Cannabis-Infused Dry Oil Roll On For Pain & Inflammation, Strictly Topical
        3. Lion Balm, OM


        1. Lempire Farmaseed Dirty Zkittlez Rosin Tincture, LH Manufacturing, LLC x Compassionate Heart Mutual Benefits Corporation
        2. Extra Strength Nighttime Elixir, OM
        3. Compassionate Heart Garlic Logs 300mg THC 10mg CBD Rosin Tincture, LH Manufacturing, LLC x Compassionate Heart Mutual Benefits Corporation

          Innovative Products

          SOW YOUR OWN MAGIC-mom and pop seed pucks, Huckleberry Hill Farms

          Edibles – Beverages

          1. Hi-Fi Hops Unplugged, CRFT Manufacturing, Inc.
          2. Mad Lilly – Passion Fruit Mango Spritzer, K-Zen Beverages manufactured by Spacestation
          3. The Fizz – Ginger Root, Manzanita Naturals

          Edibles – Sweet

          1. OM & Feeling Frosty Vegan Rosin Gummi, Mixed Berry, OM x Feeling Frosty Hash x Tar Hill Cannabis
          2. GO, CLICK Spray
          3. Sour Gummy Space Drops, Space Gem
          4. Satori Chai Spiced White Chocolate, CRFT Manufacturing, Inc.
          5. Assorted Flavors 12pk Marshmallows, Mellows
          6. “Munchie” THC Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, Chocolate Haus
          7. Strawberries & Cream Super Mellows Marshmallows, Mellows
          8. Brown Butter Sage & Smoky Vanilla Super Mellows Marshmallows, Mellows
          9. “White w/ Oreo” THC White Chocolate w/ Oreos Bar, Chocolate Haus
          10. “Strawberry” THC White Chocolate w/ Strawberries Bar, Chocolate Haus

          Edibles – Savory

          1. Potli SrirachaHaute Supply LLC
          2. GF Rosemary Garlic Crackers 100mg Hybrid – 4 PackHigher Edibles
          3. Chile Limon Canna-Corn Kernels – GFHigher Edibles

          Eco Conscious Packaging 

          Tree Hugger Container’s Sustainable 6-pack Eco-Conscious packaging, Tree Hugger Containers

          The Emerald Cup 2021 Photo Contest 

          Resilience, David Cooper






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