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Transforming beekeeping for African farmers!
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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 2

    Money without honey (pledge any amount)

    You want to make a financial contribution but do not care much about honey or any other reward because:

    A. you love me to bits and want to feed my passion (let's be honest, slight obsession) with 'Bees with Stories'.

    B. I talked your ears off about this project for over 2 years and you just want some peace (I make no promises).

    C. you are a genuinely nice human being and just want to support African farmers while promoting biodiversity.

    D. all of the above.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    High Five! Hive High!

    Thank you for believing in our project. It means a lot! Once the Kickstarter campaign is over, the Founder of 'Bees with Stories' will personally thank our backers. That's YOU!! :)

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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 14

    Sweet Buzz!

    ~ The backers' video!

    Thank you for supporting the amazing social and environmental impact of bringing 'Bees with Stories' to life! We'll send you a video from our beekeeping sites to convey our enormous gratitude for the helping hand.

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    Pledge £25 or more About US$ 34

    Early Bee Special! Bee Exclusive!

    ~ A 250g jar of Rare & Organic Mokarana Honey!
    ~ The backers' video!

    We managed to get our hands on some certified organic Mokarana Honey - a rare honey varietal exclusive to the island of Madagascar. Our cooperative of beekeepers is the only organic certified supplier of this honey varietal in Madagascar and hence in the world!

    As an Early Bee, you get to taste it first!

    Slightly crystallized, Mokarana Honey is opaque, dense and creamy. It has fresh floral notes and a hint of prune, with a light and caramelized aftertaste, giving it an exotic flavour.

    This product is increasingly rare, affected by the growing deforestation of Macaranga trees. Through this reward, you help highlight the monetary value of the Macaranga trees for the communities living along the eastern coast of Madagascar and help prevent further deforestation.

    Available only to the earliest backers!

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    Pledge £25 or more About US$ 34

    Gimme Honey!

    ~ A 250g jar of Organic Honey Varietal, either from Ethiopia, Madagascar*, Tanzania or Mauritius**!
    ~ The backers' video!

    African honey varietals taste different from honey varietals harvested in other parts of the world. It is raw, it is organic, it has a unique taste AND it is good for your health!

    *Niaouli Honey from Madagascar, not the Mokarana Honey.
    **If you are choosing this reward and are based in Mauritius, you might be one of the lucky few to get Mauritian Honey. This will of course depend on our harvest. Mauritian Honey cannot be exported to Europe at the moment due to EU regulations, hence why it is not part of our UK selection. Our site in Mauritius currently caters exclusively to local demand.

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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 68

    Thrice the Sweetness! Taster Set!

    ~ A honey taster set of 3 certified organic honey varietals from Ethiopia, Madagascar* and Tanzania. (3*250g jars)
    ~ The backers' video!

    This honey set, especially curated for the Kickstarter campaign, will take you to three different regions of Africa from the Sheka Forest in Ethiopia to the Kigoma Forest in Tanzania to the Manakara River in Madagascar.

    *excludes the Mokarana honey varietal.

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    Pledge £75 or more About US$ 101

    Honey Tasting!

    ~ Invitation to a honey tasting event
    ~ The backers' video!

    You will be invited, along with a significant (or not-so-significant) other, to join us for a honey tasting event at our launch at the UK’s Specialty and Fine Food Fair event. The event takes place from 1-3 September, 2019 at Olympia, London.

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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 135

    Risky Bees-Ness!

    ~ At least 7 samples of honey varietals.
    ~ The backers' video!

    How big of a risk taker are you? Do you want to help us assess our honey varietal discoveries as we explore new regions of Africa? If your answer is a BIG yes, this one is for you.

    We plan on exploring 7 new countries over the next 2 years. That means at least 7 samples* to try.

    *samples do not come in our regular packaging and are usually in mini jars.
    ** shipping is on us!

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    Pledge £125 or more About US$ 169

    Honey Pairing in the Park!

    ~A honey pairing picnic*

    A picnic revolving around honey pairing (with cheese, nuts, greens and more) in a London park. Should I say more?

    *Available only to those in London around the last week of August 2019/first week of September 2019.

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    Pledge £150 or more About US$ 202

    Sweetness Me!

    ~ 8 jars of organic honey varietals, each of a different varietal, including new selections.
    (8*250g)
    ~ The backers' video!

    Will the real honey lover please stand up?! 8 jars of 250g of honey over the span of 2 years.

    Plus, YOU get first dib on all our new honey varietals. Niaouli Honey, Litchi Honey, Mokarana Honey, Coffee Honey, so many!! Buckwheat what again?!?

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    Pledge £200 or more About US$ 270

    Adopt a hive!

    ~ 2 to 8 jars of 250g
    ~ The backers' video!

    Adopt a hive for one whole year!

    You will receive a certificate with details of the location of your hive, the beekeeper managing it and updates on how the colony is fairing every quarter. For every harvest of that year (2 to 4 harvests), you will receive two 250g jars of delicious honey, directly from your adopted hive.

    This reward comes with a caveat. Adopting a hive also means adopting the risks attached to the colony. These include swarming, disease outbreak, theft, etc. You will be sharing the emotional ups and downs of a typical beekeeper, but without the anxiety attached to depending on the income generated by the honey sales.

    If your colony absconds, you will receive 2 consolation jars of honey (250g). It will still be delicious and organic, just not the product of your bees' hard work.

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    Pledge £250 or more About US$ 337

    Be part of our story!

    ~ Special mention on the “Bees with Stories” website to thank you for helping us choose our packaging.
    ~ The backers' video!

    We have an artistic dilemma! We are torn between two packaging designs. And, our focus group was no help on this one! :P

    So we decided to make it YOUR problem 

    Be part of our story by helping us pick the packaging design for our very first batch on the UK market in addition to being mentioned on our website.

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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 673

    Sweet & Famous!

    ~ Fame in Honey Land
    ~ The backers' video!

    You will be thanked on a batch of honey jars (about 500 of them) as the sponsor/donor who helped bring this product to the market. Not for the shy fellow! Your name will be explicitly written on the back label under the section “These Bees’ Story”.

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    Pledge £1,275 or more About US$ 1,716

    Bees-Ness Minded Only!

    ~ 140 jars of “Bees with Stories” honey varietals from either Madagascar, Ethiopia or Tanzania*.

    Be a champion of “Bees with Stories” and carry our products.

    You like introducing new products to your customers and want to ensure that you have your hands on some stock FIRST? Well, here is your chance! We are offering the equivalent of 140 jars for the price of £1,275. It’s a 30% discount. Quick, grab it!

    * You pick the honey varietals you want to make up the 140 jars. Mokarana Honey is not included in this deal.
    **Shipping is on you!

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    Pledge £4,000 or more About US$ 5,383

    Sweet Escape

    African Beekeeping - Up Close & Personal
    ~ 8-10 days organized trip

    A organised field visit* to the Sheka Biosphere Reserve in Ethiopia to see our beekeepers and bees hard at work, combined with trips to some of the most spectacular sites that the 'Land of Origins' has to offer, from Lalibela to Gondar.

    This is not a luxury trip but it is UNIQUE and BEAUTIFUL! Just come prepared for some rough living!

    Special treats include a visit to one of Ethiopia's finest coffee roasting companies & the opportunity to participate in a coffee cupping exercise.

    Reward includes: Good quality accommodation** & meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), All local travel (including internal flights) & Local guides
    Not included:
    International flight to Addis Ababa, Travel insurance, Visa cost & Tips

    *Additional days outside organised visit permitted at backer's own expense.

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    Pledge £6,000 or more About US$ 8,074

    Sweet Sexy Time!

    ~ An organized field visit for 2

    Share the Sweet Escape with a special someone.

    This deal is based on shared accommodation for you and a significant other during the course of the trip.

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