Honey that gives back
Many of us enjoy honey in a variety of ways. Either in tea or in our breakfast meals, there is little that you can’t do with a good jar of honey. However, with so much conflicting information out there, who should we go to in order to make sure the honey we consume is sustainable, and good for the environment?
At BeeRoots, we ensure that our raw honey is sourced sustainably and harvested ethically. This means that we only harvest the honey when it is made in excess, leaving plenty for the bees to call their own. This is a far more ethical and cruelty-free way of collecting honey. The entire process of making honey is about maintaining a healthy and natural environment.
And if you are looking for something organic, we have that too! Our farm’s strict organic process ensures that no pesticides or chemicals are used in the production of our honey. Leaving you with just clean, raw honey to call your own.
What about sustainability?
Many of our hives are handmade, created from sustainably sourced wood. This includes wood from local trees, to help diminish our carbon footprint. Our hives are made with shorter wooden frames, which means that they are sourced from smaller and younger trees. These trees are far easier to be replaced than their older counterparts, which not only provide a rich history but are vital in the growth of newer trees.
Our intention is to help restore and regenerate the environment. So a large amount of our time is taken to plant flowers and other local honey making flora. Nature has provided for us, so it is only right to give back.
Our gardens act as a nature reserve, which is vital in helping to maintain insect biodiversity. Statistics have shown that insects have declined by about 50% just in the past 40 years. Because of this, it is vital to help out in any way we could, as insects are the backbone of our food system.
Several times throughout the year, we start programs and projects to help clean up our local ecosystems. This includes cleaning out rivers and picking up litter, such as plastic bottles and bags. We hope to soon be able to transform this plastic trash into other materials, such as turning plastic bottles into cordage.
We all want to eat a cleaner and healthier lifestyle, and finding the right sustainable raw honey can be the first step you take in ensuring a healthier and more natural diet.