WICKEN FEN PRODUCTS

Wicken Fen Natural Honey

WICKEN FANWICKEN FEN NATURAL HONEY

Wicken Fen Honey is another delicious product.

Paul and Claire enjoyed the honey when in Zambia and thought that people in the UK would enjoy it’s strong taste and feel satisfaction purchasing a product with a good story.

It is raw fair traded honey from a pesticide free environment of 11,000 square miles in the North West of the country.

This strong dark honey is full of nutrients and wonderful spread on toast or used as an ingredient for a marinade or sauce. It is also delicious in tea or in warm water to relieve a sore throat. As well as the natural flavour, there is also a ginger flavoured honey and an orange flavoured honey for sale. The honey is packed in an attractive Kilner style jar with contemporary labeling.

Ingredients

Honey

Typical Values
Per 100g
Per serving (15g)
Energy kJ 1454 218.1
Energy kcal 341 51.3
Fat (g) 0.2 trace
of which saturates(g) 0.2 trace
Carbohydrates(g) 84.9 12.7
of which sugars(g) 78.1 11.7
Protein(g) 0.3 trace
Salt(g) 0.024 trace

Wicken Fen Orange Honey

Pure-Raw-Honey-NaturalWICKEN FEN ORANGE HONEY

Nutritional Value
Per 100g
Per 15g Serving
Energy kJ 1454 218.1
Energy kcal 342 51.3
Fat(g) 0.2 Trace
of which saturates 0.2 Trace
Carbohydrates 84.9 12.7
of which sugars 78.1 11.7
Protein 0.3 Trace
Salt 0.024 Trace

Wicken Fen Ginger Honey

Pure-Raw-Honey-GingerWICKEN FEN GINGER HONEY

Nutritional Value
Per 100g
Per 15g Serving
Energy kJ 1454 218.1
Energy kcal 342 51.3
Fat(g) 0.2 Trace
of which saturates 0.2 Trace
Carbohydrates 84.9 12.7
of which sugars 78.1 11.7
Protein 0.3 Trace
Salt 0.024 Trace

Zambian Honey

Pesticide Free

Fair Trade


Wicken Fen Honey from Zambia is probably one of the most nutritious and versatile honeys in the world, and such a pleasure to be able to help sustain an ancient way of life by promoting raw Zambian honey in the UK.

Wicken Fen Honey is collected from bark hives in Miombi forests of North West Zambia by the African villagers.  It is taken to a collecting centre where it is lightly filtered and poured into drums and exported to Europe.  This fair traded and organic honey collecting is one of the most successful and sustainable ways of increasing the incomes of native people in the forest.

The wild bees collect pollen from a variety of trees and plants so the honey contains a wide range of nutrients and providing its dark colour and distinctive taste.  The raw honey is not heat treated so it contains all of its nutrients but has to be warmed a little (not above 55 ˚C) if liquid honey is desired.

To increase production, the native people started to build bark hives and hang them from the trees out of the way of honey badgers and in the flight path of the wild bees.  The wild bees fill the hives with honey instead of finding a hole in a tree which was difficult for the Africans to find and extract the honey.  Before the hives became popular the Africans used to follow the Honey Bird singing a tune.  This tune would change when the bird reached a tree with a honey store.  The Africans would then climb the tree, extract the honey (with the help of some smoke!) and make sure he left a reward of honey for the Honey Bird.

Interesting Links

Honeyta.com discusses East African Honey