Traidcraft has launched its first Fairtrade squeezy honey which, as well as being high quality and delicious, is helping beekeepers in Guatemala to improve their lives.
A silky liquid honey, it has a rich amber colour and a delicate floral aroma with a hint of vanilla overtones.
- 6 x 340g bottles
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Not suitable for children under 12 months
Sales of the honey will benefit members of Cipac, a cooperative of beekeepers in the North West of Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in Latin America.
Traidcraft began working with Cipac in 2007, helping members to improve the quality of their honey and increase production - as well as learn to deal with the impact of climate change, such as changing rain patterns.
Fairtrade honey sales will help Cipac to develop even more, as beekeeper Aurelio Cruz explained: "Our honey is good, but there are many areas we need to improve, such as having a better understanding of how to deal with bees' illness or too much rain at the wrong time.
"Thanks to fair trade we are getting a good price for the honey and other supports that are helping to address some of these areas of concern."
Traidcraft has been trading honey fairly for over 15 years, working in Chile, Tanzania and Guatemala to help beekeepers grow and diversify. Beekeeping works well in developing countries because it has low start-up costs; it's good for the environment and encourages traditional skills too.
Nutrition Information Per 100g
Energy 1445 kh/340kcal, Protein 0.1g, Carbohydrate 84.7g, Fat Trace.