We have shared why being certified organic is an integral part of who we are at Fire Cider. But did you know that in addition to the whole raw, organic produce that goes into every bottle of Fire Cider, the honeys we use in our Original and African Bronze blends are certified organic, too? They sure are! Because we want to be sure that every drop of our flavorful tonics is the result of sustainable practices, we searched for the best tasting, raw and organic honeys we could find, and are here to let you know more about them!
When we add African Bronze Honey to our Fire Cider base of organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, roots, fruits, and spices, magic happens. A smooth, full-flavored tonic with hints of toffee, smoke, and spice is created. In every sip, you’re empowering your taste buds and your health—and the livelihoods of beekeepers in Africa.
This raw, fairly traded, multi-floral honey comes from the northwest region of Zambia. Within a woodland forest preserve, bees gather nectar from a vastly diverse array of plants, trees and flowers, many of which are locally embraced by traditional medicine for their healing properties. Beekeepers there use a combination of ancient and modern techniques to sustainably harvest the bark hives of the wild forest bees. The resulting African Bronze honey is raw, unpasteurized, and gravity filtered, as well as pesticide and GMO-free, and is certified organic.
We happen to think this dark, micro-nutrient and antioxidant-rich honey, with its notes of molasses, whiskey, dried fruit, and smoke, is one of the best in the world - and we’ve tried a lot of honey! Beyond amazing flavor, we even hear there are important scientific studies which suggest that raw honey has all sorts of awesome qualities. That’s a pretty sweet win-win!
Special thanks to the African Bronze Honey Project for bringing this incredible product to us. Their work supports indigenous African beekeepers and grassroots organizations while helping to preserve the pristine forest, people, and culture of the Zambezi River basin.