WHAT DO WE SELL ?
Badgers Gold products only (we do not sell bulk honey, or other bulk bee produce)
WHO DO WE SELL TO ?
Relevant-to-our-product retailers and distributors only! We do not sell to home based only businesses, hawkers, market stalls, online only and other types that we feel are not relevant to our product. We cannot supply everyone; this is our way of narrowing down the criteria to be able to supply at least the retail sector.
We always look after our older clients first. Take note that all new clients will be limited in terms of order quantities.
HOW DO YOU BECOME LISTED ?
Send us an email with the following info:
Photo of inside and outside of shop
Order quantity per month
ORDER PROCESS FOR LISTED CLIENTS
Send us a Purchase Order
We notify you what stock we have
You pay the pro forma invoice
We notify you when ready for collection / delivery
Smaller Local & National Clients : 7-10 days (for order readiness, not necessarily delivered)
Larger Palletized Clients : 3-4 weeks
PLEASE NOTE : Lead times are directly related to the customer's responsiveness and whether they follow our simple order procedures correctly. Port Elizabeth free delivery schedule operates 2-3 times a month (no deliveries +/- the 1st to 10th of each month)
Many consumer food products started in the kitchen with a dream and a passion and even though our produce originates from nature, the bottling process also started in the kitchen, with a dream and a passion. The first decanting of honey was into strange containers that looked like butter tubs, not really honey jars at all. But that was the first honey and sold to friends, family and the starting signs of a future idea to bottle our produce.
Many years went by during which the honey bottling was shaped as it made
its way into jars and squeeze bottles, without the product having a real name, it just said "raw honey" with some relevant information.
Around 2010, thanks to a few brainstorming sessions over our apiaries, the name, Badgers Gold, was born. Labels were done in simple black and white, but living in a rainbow nation we thought adding some colour into our lives would be a great idea for the future. We held on to the quality over quantity principle since the beginning and we're thankful that God always provided for us; even in tough times we didn't let go of this principle.
Our goal is to deliver honey as it comes from the hives; not adding anything in the process or taking anything away, making the route from the hives to your table as short as possible. Apart from honey, we also do other hive products, and are looking into developing more of it in the future.
Real farmers in general are no-fuss people and this probably comes from deep rooted acceptance that you don't always get or have what you think you need. Our products also have this no-fuss style about them. We don't put up a show, we are just real people with some sweetness to sell. You won't find an eloquent story on our jars to play on your emotions, target higher markets or sales. Our best Salesman ever was, and will still be, God, with His unending mercy and grace. Nature's best sweetener was divinely made by someone much greater than the size of the universe, thus making sure we state that this product is not about us at all.
Our products are priced for normal people and it is not our goal to try and establish an outrageous higher market.
Exporting is a lucrative option, but that would mean that South Africa would need to import more irradiated honey to supply the local demand and we are already at an 80 % import level.
Our products are so real that you might even find a worker bee still floating inside a jar to cool down after a heavy day's work. No fuss please, just scoop her and the odd wax particles out.
There is something about seeing the honey finally in the jar; knowing where it comes from, the months of waiting, praying and then finally flowers with hopefully enough nectar that would be able to give the bee hives a chance to produce excess honey for us to harvest. Looking at a bottle of honey from a producer's point of view enables you to see everything that went into creating this product, and the appreciation for it is something unique.