Engagi honey is pure raw organic honey that has not been heated, pasteurised, clarified or filtered in any way, which makes our honey to retain all its health nutrients. Engagi honey comes from a variety of the rich Uganda’s flora and fauna. Our honey is something special.
Why buy raw honey?
The differences between raw and pasteurized honey are substantial. Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food that contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important natural nutrients. These are the very nutrients that are destroyed during the heating and pasteurization process of commercial honey. In fact, pasteurized honey is just as unhealthy as eating refined sugar.
Sustainable bee keeping
Because of our love for conservation and sustainable tourism, We have partnered with the local bee-keepers who use ethical and organic sustainable bee-keeping practises to produce Engagi Honey so that we are able to improve the lively hood of the local bee-keepers by looking for them the market of the honey and promote sustainability of the our environment.
So you can also take part in conservation through supporting the local producers of pure raw Organic Engagi Honey from the semi-arid plains and highlands of the south western Uganda by buying the honey or by taking bee keeping tour to learn how Engagi honey is produced.
As the environment becomes an ever-important subject, so does the sustainability of its creatures—including bees. Studies show that, all over the world, bees are experiencing higher mortality rates, placing nearly all food systems at risk.
When beekeepers use ethical practices of keeping bees, we’re sure that bees, which are so critical to our ecosystem, are around for a long time yet. That is why Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort is indebted and dedicated to bring sustainable Engagi honey to the forefront and promote sustainable bee keeping practices, in every way possible.
Honey and bees are crucial for the environment and, to the successful sustainability of our planet. Many of the fruits and vegetables we love require pollination and need bees’ pollination to grow and thrive. And other Products we use every day stem from bee’s pollination, like cotton, and even their beeswax, which is used in a variety of items like beauty products.
Honey is one of the most sustainable foods on the planet whose consumption protects our planet and wildlife when Bee keepers practice ethical practises, honey production requires no cultivation of land and no cutting of trees, For honey production, all you need are bees and flowers, both of which thrive on untouched land.so no soil degradation and no species are lost due to honey production. And its simple production process is also a key reason why honey is such a sustainable food.
Buying Engagi honey or taking part in Bee keeping tours means
- Supporting continuous honey production and so that bees can pollinate and promote the survival of many plants, fruits and vegetables we love and, in turn support the animals and humans that rely on those plants
- Supporting nature and its natural ecosystems. This includes the health and longevity of animals and their natural processes.
- Making it possible to meet the needs of our human society, while still making sure continuous success for generations to come.
- Supporting income diversification of the local beekeepers and enhancing livelihoods besides current income generating activities like agriculture and livestock.
- Taking part in conservation, you provide beekeepers with a financial incentive to conserve the environment.
How honey is made
Honey is a natural, sweet liquid produced by bees from the nectar of flowers which plays a vital role sustaining and nourishing bee colonies. Each bee will make, on average, about half a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. Considering the tons of honey produced each year, that’s a lot of bees at work! So the need to protect them. The honeybee (Apis Mellifera) collects nectar from flowers using its mouth. Enzymes in the bee’s saliva cause a chemical reaction that turns the nectar into honey, which is deposited into the walls of the hive. The texture and flavour of the honey depends on which flowers the honeybees choose to collect from.
How Honey is used
Honey has well documented health benefits! For Centuries honey has long been used for nutrition, medicinal healing and cosmetic purposes honey as a fragrance and a moisturizer in soaps. Nowadays it is a popular, versatile sweetener that can be used instead of white cane sugar in baking, sauces and hot drinks. It works well in moist, dense, full-flavoured bakes. It is sweeter than sugar, so you’ll need to use less and because honey is liquid, you’ll need less fluid in the recipe. It caramelises quicker than normal sugar and gives a darker finish to your bake.