At African Honey Bee, we believe in helping rural, disadvantaged families transform their lives through their own God-given talents and the miracle of raw honey production on their doorstep.
The programme focuses on more than just skills development and job opportunities – our holistic approach empowers communities with the self-confidence and sense of hope that can ultimately build a viable, self-sustaining future free of ongoing grant or donor funding.
By using available natural resources, combined with the simple gift of vegetable seeds, a young fruit tree, day-old chicks and feed, or a flatpack (the materials for making a hive), AHB beekeepers and their families can be liberated from the cycle of poverty forever. They can be set firm on a path of controlling their own lives and providing for their families through their own efforts, no longer dependent on others for their wellbeing.
AHB’s focus on Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) – whether those assets are one’s family, the abandoned scrap material that can be transformed into beekeeping tools or protective clothing, or the timber offcuts that can build a beehive or chicken coop – allows us to give our communities a hand up, rather than a hand out. How? Through family-owned and operated micro-beekeeping businesses in rural communities that can profitably compete in local and fair-trade markets.
At AHB, we produce traceable, gravity extracted, superior raw honey that is good to eat, good for the environment and good for the community.
Our honey is harvested to the highest food and safety standards, from both our farms and as procured from our partner beekeepers.