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A sweet future - why we are so invested in our bee projects


NB: As pollinators, bees play a part in every aspect of the ecosystem.


They support the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants, which serve as food and shelter for creatures large and small. Bees contribute to complex, interconnected ecosystems that allow a diverse number of different species to co-exist.


STORY TIME:


One afternoon, the director of our company stepped out of his office in the forestry concession where he travels to on a weekly basis. An airy silence surrounded him, there were no sounds of chirping birds or the buzzing of bees, just pure silence. Since the loud drone d of machinery usually rumbles throughout the wilderness the silence truly disturbed Mr Wiseman. He began making enquiries with the locals regarding the natural habitat and the biodiversity, only to find that over the years almost all the hives had been destroyed for honey, leaving the environment void of the very thing essential for its survival - bees.


Thus began our bee project. We have poured our heart and souls into the reintroduction of bees to the local forest. We sourced funding, built water systems so the bees will never go thirsty, educated locals, trained beekeepers, transported bees through the night as to not disturb them too much. Bees can be extremely temperamental so we have had to learn a-lot in order to avoid making mistakes, and to our greatest relief after hours and hours of being transported on the bumpiest of roads through the night, the bees were introduced to their new homes.



They have settled and are truly thriving in the forest, the wildlife and biodiversity has honestly been enriched upon their return, we can physically see the progress and we couldn't be more proud of our bees if we tried.


As a by product we also have delicious sun-dripped raw honey which we sell at selected outlets around Harare, we hope you try the delicious organic treat, courtesy of our bees!




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