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Our Story

Inspired by Nature.
Backed by Science.

Bee on a honeycombImage of a doctor and a child patientMother and son holding elderberry gummy
Image of a doctor and a child patient
Our origins

What We Believe

Zarbee’s was founded by father and pediatrician Dr. Zak Zarbock, who was inspired by nature and guided by science to seek new and better ways to helps his kids and his patients.

Unable to find effective, drug-free products to keep the whole family healthy, Dr. Zak aspired to bring new ideas for his kids and patients’ best health. His very first product was a honey-based kids’ cough syrup made with vitamin C and zinc and completely free of unwanted ingredients like alcohol, drugs, and artificial flavors.

The result is Zarbee’s.
Mother playing with her children
How We Care

Wellness Solutions for the Whole Hive

Dr. Zarbock understood that health is an ecosystem. One that needs to be nurtured and supported inside the body, within in the family, and outside in the natural world.

From the very beginning, we’ve dedicated ourselves to crafting wholesome wellness solutions that are safe and effective to help you keep your whole hive feeling its best.
Today, Zarbee's is the #1 pediatrician-recommended cough syrup and sleep support brand for kids 10 and under. From vitamins that help support immune systems to cough syrups with honey to soothe,* we know that one person's health impacts everyone else at home, school, the office, and beyond.
For coughs associated with dry throat, hoarseness, or irritants  
Black Elderberry Immune Support bottle in bowl of elderberries

Safe, Effective, and Scientifically Proven

Starting with our very first product, we've defined ourselves by what goes into a Zarbee's bottle, and just as importantly, what does not.

Powerful ingredients backed by science—like dark honey, elderberry, and agave—form the backbone of our products.

What you won’t find in our lineup are drugs, alcohol, gluten, artificial flavors, or artificial sweeteners, which means you can feel good about what you bring into your home.
Bee on a honeycomb
Our Impact

Helping the Bees.
Helping the Planet.  

The philosophy that guides Zarbee’s every day can also be seen in how we support the health of an interconnected natural ecosystem. We know that a healthy planet is needed for a healthy family. That’s why our partnership with the Bee Conservancy is so critical. 
Honeybees play a huge role in pollinating many of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts essential to our diets. In fact, they pollinate 1/3 of the food we eat. So, protecting them and their habitats has an ecosystem-wide impact that affects people and planet, alike.

Explore the Bee Conservancy

We’re One Big Family with
a Passion for Helping Yours!  

With two "homes," one in Salt Lake City, Utah and another in Greenwich, Connecticut, we see ourselves as one big family. From our Managing Director, James Ely, to our Office Managers Brittany Wahoviak and Judy Campbell, we all share a passion for wellness and are committed to helping you keep your hive buzzing.