Liberia Pure Honey Wins Big at London Honey Show

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Gladys Freeman, Co-Founder, Liberia Pure Honey

Liberia Pure Honey has defeated honeys from six African countries to clinch the Charitable Organization Working with Beekeepers category first place prize at the just-ended London Honey Show.

The London Honey Show, according to the information on its website, exists to encourage and promote beekeeping by showcasing honey and related products through the medium of national and international competitive classes.

Liberia Pure Honey co-founder, Gladys Freeman, said in a statement that they won the prize because of their honey superior aroma, taste, and viscosity.

Ms. Freeman, who is also a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow, said: “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 number one.”

To win in its category, Liberia Pure Honey had beat out finalists from Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

Since its inception in 2012, Liberia Pure Honey has created jobs in rural Liberia with a policy to treat bees and the land with the respect they deserve.

Since its inception in 2012, Liberia Pure Honey has created jobs in rural Liberia.

She added that the business has over the years reinvested its profits into the development of a honey industry that will improve the lives of people across the country.

“With very few income generating opportunities outside of the major cities and no local honey in grocery stores, the business entity knew if it created a market for quality honey, more people could become beekeepers and gain an added source of income.

“We view the award as belonging to all the employees of the company, the beekeepers of this nation and Liberia. The award demonstrates that Liberia has the resources to produce premium products that can compete on an international stage,” she said.

As one of the poorest countries of the world, the company is helping subsistence farmers to boost their income, since beekeeping is accessible to all.

Since its founding five years ago, the company purchases at fair trade prices and packages the product for supermarket shelves and reinvested profit into infrastructure and training.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Good for Liberia.
    Good for the Liberian honey industry.

    The only thing that I would like to see is a small, medium or large bottle of honey that’s distributed locally and exported out of Liberia. The label on the bottled honey should read thus:
    The sweetest honey…”Processed and bottled in Liberia”.

    That’s it. That’ll make my day. That’ll make me the proudest man in my state, if not the whole wide world. No more honey products other than Liberian honey. Sweet Liberian honey. That’s it. Bam!

  2. Great Job there Gladys. We are very proud of you. May God continue to richly bless you hands and prosper you bountifully. Be Blessed our dear daughter of Africa and a Blessed child of Zion.

  3. Gladys Fremman,

    No, Liberia is not poor my sister.. Liberia has been mismanaged by these people who did not value themselves…

    Liberia is a Rich country… Liberia is the only country in The he Whole Wide World with Rubbers And Iron Ores… But because the slaves wanted to serve their masters all our Resources were weren freed of charged…

    But believe me the next few years from now on things will be different..

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