I had the pleasure in visiting Katrina and Guoqing in June 2019 seeing first hand Elevated Honey’s operation in Yunnan, China as well as visiting spending a few days at one of the most remoted but most beautiful wide location where the farmer works with nature in raising api cerena bee.
To get to the remote bee farm, we need walks over 4 hours across the mountain and terrains but it was all worth it once we were there. Not only had I the chance in seeing different types of traditional and modern beekeeping hives, such as log hives and tree hives, I also see log hives raised high above ground onto two wires so to protect the bee hive from attack from local bears. Pretty amazing the way there were all to do it!
Under the leadership of Khun Goon, our country partner, customers are able to get the freshest produce while knowing products are directly from smallholder farmers.
With the kind support from Katrina and Guoqing from Yunnan’s Elevated Honey, we had a very good learning experience in raising cetera bee.
It’s always encouraging seeing farmers who are able to support each other forming an organic supplier cooperative.
Spending 5 full day at Thailand’s Uncle Choke forestry farm learning the basic of bamboo cultivation is really mind opening. Bamboo is indeed a versatile plant for regenerative agriculture.
We had the pleasure of visiting Fukuoka Japan meeting up GO Organics Japan on September 2016. Very inspiring and pleasure trip.
Not long ago, we went to Mae Wang, Chiangmai and worked with an organic farming family in setting some simple PVC piping net housing in their field.
With the support of IFOAM, we share with the farmers the purpose and the possible need for having certification. Rather looking for a third party certification process, we encourage them in working as a group towards a Participatory Guarantee Scheme (PGS).