Awards and Acknowledgements
London International Honey Awards: Platinum Award Winner 2021
Beelal Honey participated at the London International Honey Awards and won the highest achievement: Platinum. The Beelal brand of raw honey is the only South African honey brand to win platinum at the 2021 London International Honey Awards (LIHA). There are four awards ranging from bronze to platinum, with platinum being reserved for honey that scores from 95.5 to 100 out of a maximum possible score of 100.
Honey entered in the LIHA Quality Awards are judged by a panel of experts in a blind tasting and scored from 0-100 points. Eligible honey must pass extensive testing by independent accredited laboratory. Tests include pollen spectrum for the floral and geographical source of honey, sugar profile to detect increasingly common adulteration and tests for heat treatment or pasteurization.
The purpose of the competitions is to inform consumers, beekeepers, retailers, and all those involved in the packaging, distribution and consumption of honey to preserve their branded product quality by promoting high-quality honey products in every aspect of the spectrum of its use and consumption.
Eurofins Certification: Raw and Pure honey
Beelal honey is an authentic pure honey, tested in Germany by Eurofins, one of the most innovative and quality-oriented international companies. Eurofins is one of the leading global players in molecular clinical diagnostic testing. Beelal Honey undergoes the highest levels of testing procedures and measures to ensure that you are being provided with quality honey that meets the standards of the EU Honey Directive 2001/110/EC, Article 1 and annex II for Pure honey. Beelal honey is one of the few honeys that undergoes such stringent quality procedures and tests so that you may enjoy pure luxury honey of the highest calibre.
Food and Allergy Consulting and Testing Services Certification: Authentic honey
FACTS is an authentic, multidisciplinary and connected team of experts, with medical, food science, dietetic, genetic and commercial knowledge, with 17 years of experience in working with the South African food regulations. Their synergy of skills allows them to offer unparalleled expertise in the analytical testing, nutritional and regulatory domains - Beelal honey meets the FACTS requirements for good quality and authentic honey.
This testing through the world-class accredited brands, Eurofins and FACTS ensures that Beelal brand is providing you honey of the highest quality.
Radio 786 Interview
Listen to our interview with Radio 786 at https://soundcloud.com/radio-786-100-4fm/home-grown-honey-scores-big-with-golden-liquid-radio-786
and read about the interview on Radio 786's facebook page https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=4046117415484861&id=150319911731317&__tn__=%2As%2As-R
Cape Times Newspaper Article
"Athlone honey makers show local is lekker - Cape Town: Athlone family-owned business and apiary, Beelal Honey, has walked away with the top honour at the 2021 London International Honey Awards." continue reading at:
The Voice Newspaper Article
Read more about our LIHA platinum award in The Voice's article, titled "Sweet success: sisters buzzing after their honey scoops global prize"
Cape Talk 567 Interview
Listen to our Cape Talk Radio 567 interview on the Morning Review with Lester Kietwitz