Our Story

Ecobee African Natural Products was founded in Zambia at the Heart of Africa, out of an intense desire to make a tangible impact in nature conservation and the protection of our natural world.
The Ethos behind our company is to combat the decline of the bee population, fight deforestation, poaching and Human Elephant conflict through education and upliftment of the rural communities. We aim to provide the highest quality of honey while spreading awareness for the NGO’s working within Zambia and Africa.

Challenges We Face

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Declining Bee Population

If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.Ě Albert Einstein
The bee population the world over is in steady decline and has even dropped 37.7% between the 1st of October 2018 and the 1st of April 2019 (data from the Bee informed partnership). This decline is manly due to industrial agriculture (parasites/ pathogens), climate change and the loss of biodiversity through monoculture farming and pesticides. This is a massive concern for the Earth’s continued existence as we know it as bees are our main pollinators.

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Poaching of Wildlife

Poaching in Africa has long been known to be the main cause of the rapid decline in our majestic wild life. While this illegal industry is funded by large international networks, the ‚Äúdirty work‚ÄĚ of actually going out into the field to poach is outsourced to the locals living in the surrounding areas of the national parks. This is extremely dangerous work for the locals and is only accepted due to lack of income needed to support their families. Ecobee aims to replace this with income generated from bee keeping along the GMA boundaries.

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Deforestation

Land clearing for agricultural crops such as maize is also a large threat to the natural Miombo forests in Zambia. The fact is that bee keeping is a more lucrative vocation for the local communities and through the pollination provided by the bees, it will encourage the regrowth of natural forests. The more trees, the more food for bees, the more food for the bees the more honey produced, the higher the yield for the rural farmers; and so the earth provides…

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Deforestation For Crops

Honey is one of Earths many natural wonders! In its natural form, it has many medicinal properties for healing as well as digestive health. Unfortunately, finding 100% natural honey in today‚Äôs shopping centers is near impossible. 
Ecobee guarantees that the end product is not only healthy for nature and conservation, but is 100% raw, unadulterated honey with all the bioflavonoids and enzymes fully in tact.

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Substandard & Adulterated Honey

Honey is one of Earths many natural wonders! In its natural form, it has many medicinal properties for healing as well as digestive health. Unfortunately, finding 100% natural honey in today’s shopping centers is near impossible.
Ecobee guarantees that the end product is not only healthy for nature and conservation, but is 100% raw, unadulterated honey with all the bioflavonoids and enzymes fully in tact.

Our Impact On The Rural Communities

Ecobee is systematically rolling out a training programs for the rural farmers to assist in more efficient hive construction and management. This will yield higher income for the communities and further encourage bee keeping as a viable business model for them.
Ecobee promotes the use of the Topbar hive over the traditional hives, as the management, harvesting and maintenance processes are easier. This method has also proved less disruptive for the bees during harvest season. 

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