Liberia Pure Honey was recognized for its commitment to excellence when it was awarded first place in its category at the National Honey Show in England on October 26, 2018.
Competing against honeys from across Africa, Liberia Pure won first prize because of its superior aroma, taste and viscosity.
The award has delighted the owners of Liberia Pure Honey who focus on sustainability and aim to grow the business alongside the Liberian beekeeping industry.
“Since Liberia Pure Honey’s inception, we have been committed to producing a world-class product which would make us stand out, so it’s not a surprise that we would emerge as number one,” said Liberia Pure Honey co-owner Gladys Freeman. “Honey is a gift and a blessing, and we treat the bees and the land with the respect they both deserve. We view the award as belonging to all the employees of Liberia Pure Honey, the beekeepers of this nation and our dearest country Liberia.”
Liberia Pure Honey started buying honey from farmers in 2012 as a response to the need for job creation in Liberia, especially in rural areas. With very few income generating opportunities outside of the major cities and no local honey in grocery stores, Liberia Pure Honey knew if they could create a market for quality honey, more people could become beekeepers and gain an added source of income.
Liberia Pure Honey dedicates its profits to the development of the honey industry with the aim of developing an industry that can help improve the lives of people across the entire country. Its honey products are available in supermarkets and markets throughout Liberia.
“Liberia Pure Honey wants this award to be a source of inspiration to all Liberian owned businesses,” Ms. Freeman said. “It demonstrates that Liberia has the resources to produce premium products that can compete on an international stage.”-Press release