Ways to Help THE BEE ZONE

  THE BEE ZONE  We are trying to reach the point of viability and become self-supporting.      (contact us)   

To achieve total viability, we need support to grow our customer base, for our honey and selling bee societies. 

Ways to Help THE BEE ZONE 

  1. Buy our bees honey visit  our web shop    www.swedish-forest-honey.com
  2. Recommend our products to a shop near you that you think would be interested in selling our products.  We already have specialised shops in Paris (France), Holland, UK, Japan, Norway and of cause Sweden,  we need others, in Sweden and throughout the world.
  3. Promote the campaign to your family and friends by word of mouth. Please get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
  4. Sharing our campaign material and social media activities.

 This will go a long way to make this project a success!

 

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History.

In 2014, we moved all our bee societies south, from Northern Sweden (where an unusually wet series of summers had threatened their survival), now we are in this area of sparsely populated forest, “the wild outback” of Sweden. We have been in this new location a year. It certainly is a perfect place for bees to thrive and they have been doing great. Whilst we have had lots of happy customers (everyone loves our honey!) We have been struggling to get support from the banks, which have no interest in ethical, low impact, organic bee-keeping. Last year we had just relocated, we had to support the bees from our other work thus had a negative financial balance. This plus the fact we had no remaining collateral were the reasons given by the banks to reject this otherwise viable project.

Update October 2015.

  • Our local Community Council has very generously provided a loan (2,600 €) to feed the bees this year.
  • We sell at markets all over and we have 26 local supermarkets and some smaller shops and delicatessens selling our honey however we more outlets.  This requires our time to organize and our time and funds to implement.

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Update April 2016.

  • We have now completed our honey kitchen upgrade and had it passed for honey processing and also had it certified for ecological honey processing. 
  • To help generate income, we are now selling, well made but inexpensive honey extractors made in Hungary, to Swedish beekeepers.

Update July 2016.

  • We have had young lady, living with us learning beekeeping and helping with daily tasks. This was a good experience for all, she has now moved on with her life else were.
  • We also had a visit for a couple of weeks from a student, studying at a professional beekeeping “school” here in Sweden. This was a good sharing of ideas and beekeeping knowledge.
  • Our summer honey harvest was good and mostly came from Raspberry, Blueberry and Lingon flowers.

Update January 2017.  

  • We had a very good autumn harvest of Heather (Ljung) Honey and also Honeydew Honey from Aphids on the spruce trees.
  • We now have our products for sale in some very large supermarkets in Gothenburg.
  • A very generous local bee-keeping family have just given us a property to store our bee hive equipment, which is still stored outside since we moved down from the north.  
  • We now have around 100 bee societies.
  • A local retired ex-professional beekeeper has been helping us this last summer, his input of ideas and local beekeeping knowledge is of great value to us. 
  • We still have periods of time when meeting all the overheads and having food on the table is an unknown, however miraculously somehow we always make it. This is stressful as we have no savings or any collateral valued by the banks.

   

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Bees are under threat all over the world. You can help us to fight back. Our aim is to share our knowledge with others, spread the word, Save the Bees, not just here but Everywhere. If the bees die, eventually, so do we! 

links to articles about bee extinction and the effect on human food supply

Ways to support  THE BEE ZONE 




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Other Ways to Help THE BEE ZONE 

It will make a significant difference to our  BEE ZONE campaign if you would help us:

  1. Buy our bees honey visit  our web shop    www.swedish-forest-honey.com
  2. Recommend our products to a shop near you that you think would be interested in selling our products.  We already have specialised shops in Paris (France), Holland, UK, Japan, Norway and of cause Sweden,  we need others, in Sweden and throughout the world.
  3. Promote the campaign to your family and friends by word of mouth. Please get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
  4. Sharing campaign material and social media activities.

This will go a long way to make this project a success!