18-06-2020 di redazione
Watamu's mangroves are a natural paradise that attracts thousands of tourists, environmentalists and nature-loving travelers every year. They are a unique and fantastic natural landscape, with its microclimate and an ecosystem that allows you to observe certain types of birds, amphibians and crustaceans, such as the famous mangrove crab.
But few know that mangroves are also a "home" ideal for honey production by bees, rather for the precision of "honeysuckle".
In fact, the mode of pollination is the peculiarity of mangrove because the bee product is left directly on the leaves rather than in the flower, and from there it has to be taken to make honey.
This allows the honey to draw all the properties from the salty air and the virgin environment, as the mangroves allow to transfer the purity of their state of "filters" of the sea and the marsh, releasing only good and natural things.
So mangrove honey, in addition to the sweetness that benefits the body, through a good energy, is healing for respiratory diseases and a pressure balance, as well as providing good rheumatism and cure the throat.
Today the local population has also noticed the "business" of mangrove honey and, in addition to using it in the villages, as normal "asali", they start marketing it. On the coast already exists the Kwetu Center that collects Mida's creek honey, that of Kilifi and Mtwapa and makes it a very good honey.
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