“People want to try and preserve something they recognize as important…..such as bees pollinating the food supply”
J. Hayes/apiculture specialist Florida Department of Agriculture
In early June, 2011 the ARN Foundation, under the direction of Myriam Duret coordinated an exchange of 15,000 Moringa oleifera trees with the GAEFH group for apicultural training and beekeeping hives at our Digue Matheau nursery. GAEFH, is a group with 9 associations of women, with a total of 800 members. The goal of the project is to increase the revenue for the women’s associations, by providing the highly desirable Moringa flowers for pollination and nectar source. It is also to re-forestate regions that have been devastated by erosion and flooding.
Presently the GAEFH, which is financed by the German Embassy in Haiti, is located in Petit Goave. It has 68 beehives, all fabricated by Haitian artisans. The Moringa trees, are to be distributed to the women with about 20 trees per person, who will then be responsible for the trees to plant, protect and take care of.
The Moringa oleifera trees provided by the ARN Foundation, are a valued source of nutrients. Within the flowers nectar include: vitamins A, B and C, amino acids, calcium, iron and antioxidants. The trees are extremely draught resistant, flowers all year long and thrive on non-agricultural terrains.
With this exchange of trees for beehives, it is the intent of the ARN Foundation to develop an apiculture program for training and processing of the Moringa honey, so as to help provide food security and revenues for our nurseries. In addition, this project hopefully will demonstrate the need for ngo’s working in Haiti, to look for ways in which cooperation can become the norm rather than the exception.
Honey is made up of glucose, fructose, and minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphate, sodium chlorine, potassium, and magnesium.
The slightly acidic pH level of honey (between 3.2 and 4.5) is what helps prevent the growth of bacteria, while its antioxidant constituents cleans up free radicals. The physical properties of honey vary depending on the specific flora that was used to produce it, as well as its water content.
- Medical News Today
Honey soothes a sore throat. Now research suggests that it could also help fight serious skin infections.
People have used honey’s antibacterial properties for centuries.
Now, scientists are discovering just how it works—and that it might be even better than antibiotics…
In lab tests, just a bit of the honey killed off the majority of bacterial cells—and cut down dramatically on the stubborn biofilms they formed.
Scientific American – January 31, 2012
Hills Labratories in New Zealand and ABC Labs in the U.S. have done extensive testing on Moringa Honey. Honey has amazing anti-bacterial properties which have been used in topical treatments for Diabetic Ulcers and for skin burns.
Moringa Honey is 100% traceable to the floral sources and our hives.
Signa Haiti Moringa Honey is classified as “Rich Amber” 90 mm USDA Color Standards Designation.
Moringa Honey is 100% traceable to the floral sources and our hives. Signa Haiti Moringa Honey meets EU and non-GMO standards for antibiotics from outside sources.