Have you had the opportunity to watch Netflix: Rotten yet? Episode 1 talks about traceability in the honey supply chain and challenges you to think carefully about the source of your food. In South Africa, we consume 8,000 tonnes of honey each year – but locally we can only produce 2,000 tonnes. Where does the other 6,000 tonnes from and how do you know it is actually honey? As demand continues to rise, it is tempting to cut corners by cutting honey – with syrup or other additives – to make it go further.
What can you do? Check the source of your honey – make sure it is local. Check the price point – quality pure honey costs money to produce and is more expensive. Our Fedgroup Impact Farming partners are professional beekeepers that are fully audited. We wanted to partner with the best to ensure peace of mind – both yours and ours.