Honey Bee populations are seeing drastic reductions around the world. We depend on honey bees to pollinate our food, as well as for honey. We must begin building honey bee sanctuaries around the world in order to preserve this important species. In Vieques, as in the rest of the US and the Caribbean most of the honeybee hives surviving in nature are Africanized. Their defensive nature has earned them the unfortunate moniker of Killer Bees. Although, they certainly are more defensive than their European counterparts, African Honey bees are still fairly easy to work with, and become even tamer with time. They are also more resistant to predators and disease, and they produce honey more quickly than the European bees.
Hydro Organics Farm is particularly invested in creating awareness about Africanized honeybees and preserving local honeybee populations. The island has a long standing history with honey production, bees, and apiculture. However, the tradition is getting lost as few practice the trade now, and it is unusual to find local honey available at local markets.
About Vieques Killer Bee Honey
Honey has always been valued for its multiple health benefits including; antibacterial properties to help fight off infection, soothing inflammation, allergy relief, and even settling upset stomachs. It has become increasingly popular across Puerto Rico and the US. To meet the demand for honey there has been a steep increase in commercial production and a steep rise in the amount of honey available at markets.
As honeybee populations dwindle in most of the world there has been an alarming trend of adulteration of honey resulting very significant differences in honey quality as some less than ethical marketers are trying to take advantage of this market growth, and the increasing scarcity of honey. As such, when buying honey it is most important to look for a product that has not been excessively filtered, over-heated or over-processed in any way - such as 100% pure Vieques honey from Hydro Organics Farm and specifically its new Vieques Killer Bee Honey, which retains as much of the natural goodness from the hive as possible.
What makes Vieques honey so special is the mesquite trees that grow all over the island. The pollen from the mesquite flower gives the local honey a unique flavor that makes it truly special. Vieques Killer Bee Honey is produced as nature intended without any inputs or intervention from us. All of their hives are filled with local feral bees that have been caught while swarming or removed from where they are not wanted.
The folks at Hydro Organics Farm work diligently to ensure that Vieques Killer Bee HOney is as near to the fresh honey collected straight from the hive as possible, it is minimally filtered to preserve and retains naturally occurring amounts of propolis and pollen which are generally removed when fine filtered. It is completely Raw and unpasteurized, which means none of the honey’s super healthy enzymes and other nutrients are lost, destroyed by the heat.
Supporters can log-in to indiegogo.com and pre-purchase Vieques Killer Bee Honey products, along with fun perks. Once the $15,000 goal is raised through the campaign, Hydro Organics Farm plans to launch their honey label this May, and honey will be available online and through select retail outlets by the end of summer, 2013. To join the campaign go to : https://www.indiegogo.com/
About Hydro Organics Farm
Hydro Organics Farm, founded in 2011, by Manuel Casas and Vanessa Valedón, is a Vieques based sustainable farm. Using only natural byproducts to fertilize the land, and applying the principles of Permaculture and Natural Farming, Hydro Organics Farm is dedicated to bringing only the highest quality, all natural food products grown without GMOs, chemicals fertilizers or pesticides. Hydro Organics Farm is a company dedicated to bringing good food to people as nature intended, and is one of the only farm’s on the island bringing high quality fresh produce and food products to the local community. Its mission is promoting sustainable agriculture practices and healthy food, while creating food security on the island. This requires maintaining biodiversity, and healthy pollinator populations. To learn more about Hydro Organics Farm, to purchase products, or to become a retailer, visit www.hydroorganicspr.com
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