Honey hunting has a long tradition amongst the Tanzanian people, in order to attract the African honey bee they place their log hives in the tree tops of the rain forest covering the slopes of Mt. Meru. They would also keep some stingless bees near their family homes. Every beekeeper wants their bees to be fed with plenty of flowering food, thus the beekeeping practice promotes the reforestation in Tanzania which is highly endangered by deforestation.
Unfortunately due to the massive changes in modern society the ancient knowledge of beekeeping gets more and more forgotten in recent times. Africa Amini Earth supports local beekeepers in the preservation of their very own traditions. We care for the log hives in the villages of Momella, Tinga Tinga and Ngabobo and cooperate with the beekeepers in Ngare Nanyuki. We admit a separation of the colonies and create holistic ecosystems where our honey can be harvested sustainably. At the Africa Amini Earth Institute, we organize beekeeping courses and promote an exchange of knowledge between ancient methods of honey hunting and modern techniques of beekeeping amongst our students.
Our own Bee Good honey is served for breakfast at the Africa Amini Maasai Lodge as well as sold for a fair price at the local markets. The honey is also used to unfold its healing characteristics during our naturopathic therapies supervised by Dr. Cornelia Wallner Frisee.