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Honey Update: Drought Decreases May Harvest

A drought, worsened by the El Nino phenomenon, has put a damper on our just completed harvest.  We had forecasted a harvest of 175+ tons but the actual harvest is 148.  Many of our schemes saw little or no honey due to the lack of rain impacting the amount of water and flowers available to the bees.  Bee Sweet is not the only company feeling the effects of the drought. As the BBC reports, honey producers across Zambia have seen lower or non-existence yields of honey. For honey producers south of us in Zimbabwe and South Africa, they are reporting little or no honey due to the severe drought in their areas.  While none of this is good news, we have already been contacted by buyers in South Africa and Italy interested in buying all of the honey we harvested, at healthy prices.  This is a welcome development and will boost our cash flow.
 
We are continuing to produce bee hives and we look forward to a robust December harvest.

Bee Sweet featured in Wood-Mizer Magazine 

"Born to Methodist missionaries, John Enright has spent his entire life living and working in Congo and Zambia as a pastor, teacher, pilot, and pioneer of sustainable economic development projects. He was raised speaking several tribal languages and has a thorough grasp of African culture. The Enrights were forced to flee Congo at the beginning of the war that began in 1998. . ." Read the rest of the article here.

Better Hives, Better Honey

Beekeeping is centuries old, but Bee Sweet is poised to race into the future with a cutting-edge twist.  Our latest project is to reinvent the hive!  As previously mentioned in The Buzz, we have designed, and have been testing, a hive made primarily out of plastic.  The initial results continue to encourage us.  Harvest rates have been comparable with our traditional wooden hives, but the plastic hive comes with several major benefits.

  1. The honey is lighter in color, a valued characteristic in 1st world markets.
  2. The hive is lighter in weight so it travels easier.
  3. The hive is produced with only 25% of the wood required for our traditional hive.  As timber becomes more difficult to procure, this is going to be even more critical.
  4. The hive is produced for about 50% of the cost of the traditional hive.

All of that to say, the world’s greatest honey may be even better! The next step will be to procure additional hives so we can expand our test trial.  Look for more updates in future publications of The Buzz!

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Bee Sweet was recently featured in Wood-Mizer Magazine! Click here to read the full article.
Our Honey

100% Certified Organic (View certification here and here)

Light Amber

Polyfloral

Raw

Antibiotic Free

2014 Great Taste Award

Approved for distribution in the EU, US and South Africa.

Ships from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 
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