Langstroth Hive

Our Story

Honey Care understands that to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder beekeepers, it has to create financial value. This means improving social conditions and in a way that supports the environment instead of exploit it.

We have a commitment to enhancing livelihoods and preserving the environment. Our emphasis is on smallholder farmers, women and healthy living.

Our strategy and business model are to operate in effective and scalable solutions to sustaining livelihoods while preserving the environment, empowering women, and promoting healthy living. Even though we currently procure from select agents who work directly with farmers in different regions, in over 15 years, Honey Care built infrastructure like collection centers, worked with producer groups, and conducted thousands of beekeeping training.

The ideal strategy for sourcing pure and natural honey in East Africa is a hybrid of working directly with farmers, working with agents in specific regions, and having bulk supply brokers. This is due to production volatility occasioned by business relationships, seasons of the year and changing weather patterns.

We have impacted thousands of farmers, sourcing from over 3,000 in Kenya and 1,000 in South Sudan. We work with seven honey aggregators, of which six are women. All our products are natural, healthy and nutritious, with no artificial additives.

Our Story

Theory of Change

    • Many smallholder farmers engage in poor farming methods and lack an assured market for their products. This has condemned many of them to a vicious cycle of poverty.
    • The African patriarchal family setting exposes women and girls in these worrisome livelihoods.
    • Also, concerns have also been raised by public health authorities in Kenya on lack of essential macro-nutrients in conventional foods for certain age groups and gender.
    • Honey Care believes that impact investing by enhancing the livelihoods of smallholder farmers can tremendously change this.

Our Story

Impact Investment

  • Honey Care supports smallholder farmers involved in beekeeping by sourcing honey from them at fair trade prices. We also provide beekeeping equipment and offer training on modern beekeeping at affordable prices.
  • We promote women enterprise by contracting women honey aggregators who work directly with smallholder beekeepers. Honey Care also gives priority to women in its company operations. Seventy percent of staff employed are women.
  • Honey Care Africa sensitizes smallholder farmers and the public in general on how beekeeping conserves the environment. Bees use pollen and nectar from various plant flowers to make honey. This enables plant pollination which promotes vegetative reproduction and growth.

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