Honey Care Africa sets the bar for responding to consumer demands with quality products
Kenyans asked for raw honey and Honey Care Africa responded with quality products, attention to customer service and above all, commitment to social responsibility.
If stories like this regularly made headlines in the country’s media, we would see a local revolution in enlightened business.
For now, I highly recommend Honey Care’s Kakuzi Hills caramel-like raw dark variety. I bake a ton with it. The other kind is a mild, acacia honey from Baringo for those who prefer more subtle flavours.
Raw honey contains antibiotic, antibacterial and nutrient properties that are usually destroyed when processing store-bought versions.
It is also used as remedies for digestion problems, seasonal allergies and to fight infection on cuts/scrapes.
To help spread the word, the company’s head of Marketing, Alexei Bezborodov shares more about their products.
1. Is your raw honey produced on site or purchased from beekeepers in Baringo and Kakuzi Hills?
Our raw honey is sourced directly from beekeepers in various regions of Kenya. Some of our honey, such as the acacia variant from Baringo, is produced by small-scale traditional beekeepers that we have contracts with.
Other variants, such as the Kakuzi Hills variety, is produced by our staff beekeepers at various sites, including large farms, conservancies, and nature reserves.
All our honey is sourced directly from beekeepers, which allows us to guarantee the quality of all our products.
2. Will you be offering other local varieties of raw honey in the near future?
Absolutely! We are thrilled to be able to share our special honey varieties with our customers and selling the honey in raw unprocessed form allows us to retain the taste and nutritious profile of every variety.
Some exciting varieties that we plan to offer soon are organic macadamia honey from Thika, coffee blossom honey from Kitale, and coconut blossom from South Coast – stay tuned for these and more!
3. Your honey comes from all over East Africa. Which of your variants are 100% Kenyan?
We have a range of products on supermarket shelves at the moment. Our Acacia variant is typically sourced from semi-arid areas in Kenya, including Baringo, West Pokot, and Kitui.
Our Pure+Natural variant is usually a blend of amber honeys from Western Kenya, and our Pure Health variant usually contains our darkest honey varieties from all over East Africa. Your best bet for local Kenyan honey is definitely our Acacia variant.
4. Honey Care claims to be the only brand that sells locally sourced honey in Kenya. I believe other brands have made the same claim.
The reality is that Kenya produces insufficient volumes of honey to satisfy the demand in this country. Other brands source their honey from a range of sources around East Africa, with the majority of it coming from Tanzania because that is the regional giant in honey production. We also source honey from Tanzania, as well as South Sudan, but we have products on the shelf that are always 100% Kenyan.
5. Anything else you would like to highlight about Honey Care?
We are the only company in Kenya that sources honey exclusively from beekeepers rather than brokers. We control the entire supply chain, provide extensive training and logistical support to our beekeepers, and pay our beekeepers prices that are on average 25% higher than those paid by brokers. Our supply chain is the only one in the country that guarantees product traceability.
6. How to buy Honey Care’s 100% Kenyan-sourced raw honey.
1. Dark caramel-like eucalyptus honey from Kakuzi Hills @ Ksh 800/kg
2. Light and mild acacia honey from Baringo @ Ksh 600/kg
Order two kgs for free delivery anywhere in Nairobi. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Image credit: Honey Care Africa