NatureWild is a social enterprise promoting sustainably-harvested wild honey and other non-timber products coming from conserved forests along with contributing to the economic development of the surrounding communities.
The Cambodian Federation of Bee Conservation and Community-based Wild Honey Enterprises (CBHE) is the first national wild honey network gathering 780 honey harvesters from six different provinces in Cambodia. CBHE’s network commits to the implementation of sustainable harvesting protocols and forest management practices and ensures fair price to honey gatherers and quality honey to consumers.
Is wild honey different from beekeeping honey?
While beekeeping harvest honey is coming from domestic bees in prebuilt hives, wild honey comes from wild bees that build their own hives in trees deep in the forests. Harvesting wild honey means finding the hives in the forests, climbing at the top of the trees to reach the hives and only take the only part of the hives that contain honey. Our community partners are trained with sustainable harvesting protocols, which means ensuring not to destroy the hives and leaving enough food for the bees themselves