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Honey – good for you, good for the community


It is World Bee Day! We are celebrating it by sharing with you some facts about bees and honey, and why we say our honey is good for the community.

6 Facts About Bees!

Care Channels raw honey is honey as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling, or straining. There is no pastuerisation involved.

Raw honey is more nutritious, containing amino acids, minerals and a wide range of vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants. Raw honey also contains pollens, which are in themselves packed with vitamins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, micronutrients and antioxidants.

Regular honey, which undergo commercial processing methods like heat treatment and filtration, would lose most of the nutrients and pollen that are found in raw honey. With the high demand for honey and the limited supply, a lot of honey in the market are laden with sugar and sweeteners.

Care Channels gets its raw honey supply at source to ensure that all the nutritional goodness is preserved. By getting our honey from the source, we are also helping communities living in remote areas to make a better living.

20 families living up in the mountains in Abra, Philippines are impacted by the Care Channels Honey Project at the moment. Care Channels has not only committed to purchasing honey from them regularly, we are also sending them for cultured bee training, and supplying them with protective gear and essential equipment.

Previously, the honey harvesters would hike into the forest to look for wild honey without proper tools and protective gear. It was risky and many got injured during harvest, but they continued doing it. Honey harvesting was the most lucrative form of livelihood in their community even though they lacked market access. Their income was limited by what they were able to sell.

With the financial support from a corporate sponsor, Care Channels is able to purchase proper honey processing equipment for the honey harvesters and send them for Bee Culture Workshops so they can have another option of having cultured bee farms at their backyard. This enables the more elderly honey harvesters to continue to make a living and wives to be involved in honey harvesting at home.

We are hoping to extend it to more families in the near future.

Join us! Buy our honey!

 

If you wish to purchase our honey, please visit our facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/products/1806547669390757/

Or contact our Marketing Specialist, Audrey Law at

(65) 9651 2067

audrey.law@carechannels.org

 

 

Information on bees and honey taken from:

Raw Honey vs Regular: Is There a Difference? (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/raw-honey-vs-regular

Sartore, J. (2011, June 10). Honeybee. Retrieved from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/h/honeybee/

10 facts about Honey bees! (2018, February 09). Retrieved from https://www.natgeokids.com/za/discover/animals/insects/honey-bees/#!/register

Bees. (2014, December 08). Retrieved from http://www.animalplanet.com/wild-animals/honey-bees/

B. (2016, June 28). Why do bees build hexagonal honeycombs? – Forces of Nature with Brian Cox: Episode 1 – BBC One. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxDEcODUEP0

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