Our focus starts with educating the beekeepers and families on how to work with their land to help maintain a healthy ecosystem.
Beekeeping has been a popular income-generating activity in Zambia for centuries. However, most of the honey produced is kept in traditional bark hives, which involves a harvesting process that strips the bark from the tree. This method, over time, sadly leads to the death of the tree. This not only has a negative impact on the environment but also to the beekeepers’ income as the bees need the trees to produce honey.
Our unique, hand-built hives are fully sustainable and crafted locally. They preserve the trees and provide a permanent hive for future communities to benefit from. Beekeepers within the Mama Buci honey scheme have seen their average wage increase significantly. Our goal is to continue to grow in order to help more people produce and sell honey so they can make a real impact in both their families and communities’ lives.
Bringing our supporters, delicious, pure, sustainable honey is only the first stage of our journey. Mama Buci wants to make a real difference to the lives of people in Zambia and other impoverished countries.