A positive observation during our recent visit to Ghana is that most communities are looking for self-sustaining ways to fund their rural development projects. In view of this we decided to set up bee keeping and honey making ventures with the aim of selling raw traditional organic honey in the EU.This will enable the communities earn a reliable source of income from their own efforts, in their own environment with a positive environmental and social impact. They will be monetising their traditional and local bee keeping resources to create a sustainable solution to poverty and unemployment.
Unlike other practices we aim to make honey that is minimally processed. African bees usually gather nectar from a vastly diverse array of plants, trees and flowers, many of which are traditional medicine for their healing properties. Our honey will be only filtered to remove any debris and not heated up to
destroy their flavour and characteristics. It will be certified, organic and can be traced back to the keeper and area it came from. Our aim is to produce natural honey that is straight from the hive. One that is raw and untreated.
This will ensure that the honey retains its natural
anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and
Guaranteeing that all the important enzymes-
vitamins A, C,D, E and K are present. Minerals
such as magnesium, sulphur, calcium,copper,
iodine,iron, phosphorous, sodium, potassium and
many more are retained.This increases the
nutritional value of the honey.Since antiquity,
honey has been recognised and used
medicinally for its antibacterial and antiseptic
properties. It aids in healing cuts and wounds as well as respiratory tract infections. It is also used to treat skin diseases. Moreover, honey – especially dark honey such as African honey – is an effective antioxidant and helps slow the ageing process.
Other products from the hive, including propolis, royal jelly
and pollen, are used in the manufacturing of therapeutic
products to fight fatigue and boost the immune system.