This project's funding goal was not reached on September 25, 2012.
About this project
Aseda means gratitude in the Ashanti-Twi, Gongas and Dagomba languages. We are grateful for you! Thank you!!! Xoxo, lots of gooey bee-utiful sweetness, love and joy to you!
Who we are...We are a team, a modern day tribe of individuals in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aseda Wild Honey being the brainchild of Anthony Baron Kirk, who woke up one morning, planted his feet on the ground in front of his bed with an idea about Aseda Raw Honey, the bee’s and the healing properties that honey brings. Three months later he planted his feet on the earth in Ghana, Africa and his idea manifested into a company called Aseda Wild Honey. From Ghana to Salt Lake, Aseda Wild Honey was physically created into tangible, incredible edible packets and jars and put on shelves all over Utah.
Now Anthony and the Aseda Tribe are ready to bring Aseda Wild Honey to YOU and stock your shelves in your hometown. And because we are avid believers in unity, we wish to bring YOU on board to be a part of this incredible journey.
What we do… We provide truly wild, truly remote and truly natural raw goodness. Aseda Raw Honey is a unique combination of amber color and rich sweet flavor, due to the pollen collected from the Shay trees and Calabash fruit pollinated by area bees. One taste will leave the mouth with essences of prehistoric forest and giving minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants. To discover a source as pure and untouched by the modern world is a rarity. This super food comes from the Mole National Forest in the remote area of Ghana, Africa. This is an area untouched by agri-farms, industrial plants, refineries, urban sprawl, or clear cutting forest operations. The bees are free to go about their amazing work, while living untouched and untainted by the debilitating effects of the modernization of bee keeping. Our nutritional raw honey has been harvested the same way for generations by the tribes’ people. Our economic intentions are from a holistic standpoint. We are sharing our Earth’s most delicious, pure, wild, organic, raw honey with the world; while operating from a position of sustainability, product ingenuity and community reciprocation. We believe in environmental and cultural preservation to ensure the authenticity of the tribal community, the natural environment and the preservation of the bees.
How we do it...It is the priority of Aseda Company to bring this gift to the market while using our resources accumulated from sales to protect the place it comes from, support tribal living, and promote a worldwide effect to regain bee populations. We utilize 'top bar' beehives and the strictest of sustainable bee keeping and harvesting methods. No smoke, sugar or antibiotics are used on the bees. We provide yearly education on the latest techniques of sustainable bee keeping methodology utilizing our NGO based bee keeping partners. In every aspect of what the Aseda Bee Keepers do, the health and livelihood of the bee comes first. By "Wild" we don't mean, slash and burn as the old methods. We mean the lifestyle of the bees...They live in a "wild" environment. By "Wild Honey" we mean the essence of honey as untainted from the modernization of the world. Mole National Forest is like going back in time one maybe even two hundred years. We believe Aseda Raw Honey is how our ancestors used to eat and enjoy honey and the thousands of benefits on all tissue levels of the body. With our philosophy, we created a True Raw™ badge to ensure that what you are eating is the finished product of the bees, as mother nature intended. Our product is never cooked or pasteurized, preserving its natural nutritional benefits as a truly raw harvest. Pure, Raw and Delicious...
Our success is measured in ways that cannot be quantified by a dollar amount. Aseda has built an industry in a remote place in the world where no industry previously existed. The Tribes people were seeing their culture and way of life threatened by the encroachment of the modern world. The modern need for money is now a necessity. Without a local industry, the choice to move to a city and begin a foreign life looked like the path for many. Thus, separating families and upsetting a people who are happy with their traditions. The creation of the Aseda Bee Keepers has created an industry for the people of Mole. An industry, which strengthens the bio-diversity of the land, through the natural process of pollination, which also creates crops to thrive. An industry, that has taken a tribal job for survival and turned it into an opportunity to share a delicious gift, with the world. With this gift of sweetness, Aseda has built a community in Utah who is interested in health and connecting to our global community, while supporting the environment and building a healthy bee population. Aseda will ensure the future of this beautiful place on Earth stays that way. This is what you are supporting.
Why are we on Kickstarter… Aseda has worked for over 3 years to be at this point. We have bootstrapped our way into creating a brand, a market, and a following. Our team works out of passion and for the knowing of doing greater good. (Yes, this is a labor of love and Team Aseda has never been monetarily rewarded). We can be found in over 44 locations in Utah. We have promo-ed, sampled, and gifted much of our inventory to build the awareness. We are a little company with a big mission. We now have the opportunity to be placed on the shelves of a major whole food market with locations in every state. We are on Kickstarter to stick to our grassroots plan and work our way out of the garage and onto the national shelves. Our friends, family, and Utah loves Aseda Raw Honey. We are excited to share Aseda with the other 49 states in this nation. We can only accomplish this with your help.
What we need…Aseda is in need of your assistance through donations for really sweet stuff!! We have 700 beehives in Ghana ready to be harvested. The precious 2012 Vintage of Aseda Raw Honey then needs to be shipped to Salt Lake City, packaged, then distributed. The proceeds will go directly to the shipping, packaging and distribution part of this project. It takes 6 villages to harvest the honey. It will take THIS village, the Kickstarter village, to help Aseda reach this goal. Our goal is having this unique, raw, delicious super food available to everyone. We are local to the Earth. We want you to be able to go down to your favorite market and see Aseda available to you and your family.
Thank you for checking out our Aseda Raw Honey Kickstarter Page!!!
Special thanks to our families and friends who give their love and unwavering support.. Nana, the beekeepers in Ghana and the Aseda Tribe (our customers), without you, we would not have this opportunity to have a company or start this Kickstarter campaign. Our vendors...Aseda would not have made it this far down the path without Kinde Nebeker Design, Elevate Print, Xela Pack, Prologic Fulfillment, Nadine Christine Hamdan-Publicist, Reflective Web, Johanna Kirk Photography and our film maker Fletcher Hukari. Our countless advisers, the Aseda Athletes and helpful hands that have guided us along the way. Last, we thank each other, for the drive, faith, love, and determination to continue on the path of Aseda. Thank you! We are grateful and love you all!!
We are in 44 stores throughout Utah. 1 in Boulder, Colorado and 1 in Pocatello Idaho. Link to retail locations. http://asedarawhoney.com/buy-raw-honey/find-retail-locations
How are the hives maintained and the honey harvested? If it is wild honey, then are the hives damaged in order to harvest?
We utilize 'top bar' beehives and the strictest of sustainable bee keeping and harvesting methods. No smoke, sugar or antibiotics are used on the bees. We provide yearly education on the latest techniques of sustainable bee keeping methodology utilizing our NGO based bee keeping partners. In every aspect of what the Aseda Bee Keepers do, the health and livelihood of the bee comes first.
By "Wild Honey" we mean the essence of honey as untainted from the modernization of the world. Mole National Forest is like going back in time 1 maybe even two hundred years. We believe Aseda Raw Honey is how our ancestors used to eat and enjoy honey and the thousands of benefits on all tissue levels of the body. Pure, Raw and delicious...
By "Wild" we don't mean, slash and burn as the old methods. We mean the lifestyle of the bees...They live in a "wild" natural environment.
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