The Eden Honeybee Project is an ethical project to help local beekeepers maintain healthy beehives.
The Eden Honey Project also wants to conserve the Cape Honeybee (Apis Mellifera Capensis) and its natural environment, resulting in excellent bee health and smaller quantities of high quality ethically harvested honey.
Named “Eden” because this project is developed in the Garden Route of Eden District, in South Africa, where no trace of the AFB (American foulbrood) illness has yet been found.
In collaboration with the best experts in the field of beekeeping in Europe, we wish to support local beekeepers with the latest technology in order to keep beehives healthy and prosperous, and to encourage artisan honey and related honey products.
We also aim to raise public awareness about the importance of collecting and producing honey organically, as well as the benefits it has on human health.
The area of the Eden Honeybee Project stretches approximately 100km, slightly inland from the coast, from Wilderness to the The Crags (shortly after Plettenberg Bay) in the Western Cape, South Africa. This area is bordered to the south by the Indian Ocean and north by the Outeniqua Mountains, a width of about 40 km. This region falls under Eden District Municipality.
The area is characterized by the presence of the Fynbos biome; a type of vegetation very rich in native plant species and a temperate climate. The Fynbos is threatened by the presence of non-native plant species, intensive cultivation and the misuse of soil. However, there are many protected areas too.
The rich variety of plants that compose it allow the production of a honey whose organoleptic characteristics and composition are unique to the world.
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