The Wild Tonic® story begins with an artist and her passion for innovation and creativity. Painter, Holly Lyman worked with beeswax, an ancient medium known as encaustic, for many years until she discovered the art of fermentation. One day, her love of painting with beeswax transformed into working with honey, another labor of love created by the bees. As with many creative endeavors that sometimes spill into other forms of expression, Holly unexpectedly found herself fascinated with a rare ferment known as Jun. This unusual ferment is steeped in mystery and closely guarded by those who are lucky enough to find it. She brewed with this magical living culture day after day until several years and brew experiments later, Wild Tonic® was born!