Our Principles


Macedonian Honey was founded in the certainty that there can be a better future for the honeybees. At this time, with Colony Collapse Disorder and a host of illnesses, mites and predators undermining the bees' health and endangering their survival, we have to think of them as patients in the emergency room – and we must start by asking the right questions. Instead of focusing on how much honey we can get from the bees we must ask what can be done to protect, strengthen and heal them. At Macedonian Honey we do not focus on viruses, bacteria, fungi – these are usually the symptoms of a deeper problem and only take over when an organism is weakened.

We created a system of activities together with the beekeeping equipment which will allow bees to use efficiently their coded defensive mechanism (written in their genes) in fighting their predators and dealing with diseases. When we will return that to the bee colonies they wil certainly cerate the honey in surplus because they do it naturally and we will gain our reward as humans, but now properly.
  1. NO CHEMICALS, NO ACIDS - We don’t use chemicals, acids, antibiotics, or harsh treatments of any kind. During the season we are not using any aditional feeding of the colonies with sugar. - Why without chemicals and acids – even if some are allowed by the state regulations in the beekeeping process? The state regulations of approved chemicals and acids are different around the world. For example in Europe the use of “Oxalic Acid” is very important in controlling the number Varoa mite in the colony, but in the US the use of Oxalic Acid is forbidden or its use is restricted. So we cannot say that there are chemicals which are without any doubts are allowed to be used in the beekeeping. Another thing is that we strongly believe that every chemical changes significantly the natural environment of the bees and introduces some barriers between the bees and the nature and their ability to act. The response from the bees will be different if that same barrier is not present. We strengthen their natural ability to deal with the challenges they experience.
  2. NO STRESS- We dont disturb the bees too often, instead, we open the hives only three times in a season, in spring, summer and autumn for inspection, harvesting and treatment. - Stress is a very large factor in life of the colony. There are stress factors present in the hive even without the activities of the beekeeper – connected with everyday life of the colony. The beekeeper with regular visits of the hive introduces additional stress to the colony and it is scientifically proven that after the visit of the beekeeper the colony needs about 6 hours to regain its calmness in state before the visit. It is a long period of the daily activities which for bees have to spend in regaining its calmness. Additional stress is also introduced with the chemicals, acids or any other method that involves foreign substance to hive and bees have to deal with it. As in humans, the stress in bees works in same way – lower the immune system of the colony. 
  3. Another important anchor in our beekeeping approach is to recognize that swarming is the natural form of colony reproduction and to avoid any activity which will artificially stop the swarming (like cutting the wings of the queen to stop their ability to fly).
  4. ONLY NATURAL MATERIALS - We only use natural materials inside the hives. -  We have invented a new hive Elle-Hive that supports the bees' need for nest scent and nest warmth

OUR AWESOME TEAM

Our short lives are inextricably intertwined with the earth’s many creatures and the places they inhabit. Beekeeping, then, isn’t just a way of finding a new home for the rapidly disappearing insects; it’s also a way of better understanding the very environment in which we ourselves live.

Ognjen

Beekeeping, Operations

Elena

Owner, CEO

Goran

Sales, Distribution

Our numbers in 2017

100

Elle-hives

on high altitude where the flowers are pure and untouched.

10

Millions Bees

from our apiaries are polinating around. Additional 2,5 millions wild bees are swarming from our apiaries.

1000

Kg of Honey produced.

Unique blend consist of pure honey+polen, propolis, wax+vitamins, minerals+enzymes&antioxidants+phytonutrients

3600

Customers served.

Worldwide.

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Address: Ehloec, 41A
Email: info@macedonianhoney.com

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