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Sustainable honey for food and forests: A beekeeper's story

Sticky and delicious, honey is loved by many across cultures and continents. This wondrous golden substance has been favored for millennia and is still a staple sweetener, found in many of our kitchens. Not just nutritious, honey is also famed as a treatment for numerous ailments and illnesses.  For at least 10,000 years, humans have extracted honey from waxy combs made by wild honey bees. Across the world, honey is still collected from wild nests and, until 2017, the tradition of wild honey collection was practiced in communities on the island of Pri╠üncipe, in the Gulf of Guinea. But this destructive process involved burning the nest, thereby killing most of the bees and threatening wild populations.  Read more....

 

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