Do you remember a time when honey was just honey? When the only brand we knew in India was Dabur!
You and I knew very little of the stories of Pure Honey or Natural Honey and most of us were even afraid of it, because it was not as appealing as pasteurized honey. But, with the advancement of technology, particularly the internet and e-commerce booming, we can simply type Pure wildflower honey online and have knowledge at our fingertips. We are becoming more knowledgeable about what is available to us out there, we have grown more conscious about what we consume on a day to day basis.
You may have bought Zizira’s wildflower honey or maybe you have not yet😋! either ways I think it is important for you to know where your honey comes from beyond the shelves in the supermarket.
I have visited several beekeepers and their hives, to be able to share about the wildflower honey from Zizira.
Bees are these amazing creatures, who fly from one flower to another to gather nectar and pollen and turn it into honey. This is their natural process of collecting their source of food.
So, the honey collected by the bees from a range of flowers that grows in the wild without any deliberate cultivation is Wildflower Honey or Multiflora Honey.
As its name suggests, Pure Wildflower Raw Honey from Meghalaya comes from a few places here. Zizira's Wildflower honey (multiflora honey) is raw, pure and natural honey which comes from the sun-soaked pollen and nectar collected by bees from wildflowers.
Our team of explorers have made connections with beekeepers to be able to bring to the homes of people Pure Wildflower Honey from Meghalaya.
One thing, you need to know about the beekeepers in Meghalaya is that beekeeping is not their main occupation, agriculture is!
Beekeeping to most is a hobby, passed on from one generation to another. Each family in a village would have a few hives that they take care of.
One reason is because they believe in ethical bee keeping, one where the bees are sustainable on their own. This mean honey is collected only a few times in a year, they do not force feed the bees, but always leave enough honey for the bees to live on and prosper.
And a few beekeepers have taken bee keeping a little more seriously and expanded the number of hives they tend to and still follow ethical beekeeping practices, but because they have more hives, their supply is larger each season.The bee Villages:
Zizira’s Pure wildflower honey comes from more than one village in Meghalaya, as we explore, we build more connections with beekeepers. Wildflower honey is more abundant here compared to the mono-floral honey.
These villages are beautiful, and bees thrive in these villages because of the lush wildflower covers. Presently these villages are where Zizira’s wildflower honey comes from;
We call him Bah Twol, he is the beekeeper we connect with from this Village. Tynnai is in Mawkyrwat of the South West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya India. The village stands on a rock which the khasi people call ‘mawsiang’, close to the border however there are valleys where they practice agriculture and beekeeping. They have vast land of wildflowers where they place the beehives.
Thad Village is located 12km from Umsning of Ribhoi District. The area is surrounded by thick vegetation and trees that provide an amazing source of nectar and pollen for the bees. This where our next bee keeper is from Bah Peace Maker, you can read about our story to his village and how he rears bees.
Most of the people from this village practice agriculture, they grow vegetables and rice. Beyond agriculture they rear bees and cattle. Which makes Thad Village an ideal place for beekeeping.
Famous for its hiking trail, Wahkhen is a tourist attraction. The Mawryngkhang trail begins from Wahkhen a remote village.
Wahkhen is also the village where our next beekeeper partner hails from, Bah Pyndenglang. It is a beautiful place covered with lush vegetation. It has high levels of rains in the warm summer months and June and July when the rain is heaviest.
Wildflower Honey has a light, fruity and very rich flavour and you can taste a distinct floral undertone that lingers in your taste buds.
Many of our customers around India have expressed that Zizira’s pure wildflower honey taste different, they even say it takes weird.
Well this is what Niladri a Zizira customer had to say ‘’ Lovely Floral taste, the honey is quite flavorsome with a floral note. Tastes exactly as pure honey should.”
Wildflower honey just like any other raw honey and varies from year to year. So, each time you receive a new jar of honey you will observe and experience a variation in its colour and flavour.
If you are interested, to have your very own Zizira Pure Wildflower Honey at your homes, you can visit our product collection, where you can place an order, and get it delivered straight to your home. Enjoy the goodness of Zizira’s Pure Wildflower honey from the hills of Meghalaya.