Beekeeping project start-up-hobby converts to a honey farming business
My name is Vimal Vadher, a passionate beekeeper and the founder of Indigenous Honey, a venture deeply rooted in my love for nature and its bountiful miracles. What started in 2015 as a humble ambition to provide holistic wellness through nature's purest offerings, has today blossomed into a recognized brand under the aegis of Turritopsis Private Limited, proudly serving over 500,000 customers in India.
This is not just a business journey but an inspiring saga of unwavering dedication, trust, and the transformative power of nature's purest offerings.
My inspiration for founding Indigenous Honey came from a friend's distressing battle with Ulcerative Colitis, a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease. It was the quest for a cure that led us to the miraculous benefits of pure, raw, unprocessed honey. This life-changing revelation about nature's healing power became the cornerstone of our brand. We made a steadfast commitment to deliver 100% pure, natural, raw, and unfiltered honey, a sweetener that infuses holistic wellness into your life.
My formative days in Saputara, Gujarat, were where I first discovered the fascinating world of beekeeping. It was here that I chose to follow a path of compassion, rejecting harsh wild honey harvesting methods that harm the bees and their ecosystem. What began as an initial fear of handling bees developed into profound affection for these tiny creatures, transforming my journey with nature.
Our humble beginnings saw us start with just 10 beehive boxes. We encountered many challenges - enduring mosquito-filled nights in the fields and the distress of losing bees due to a lack of flowers. Each hurdle was a test of faith, but with relentless perseverance, our small-scale beekeeping endeavor transformed into a thriving business boasting hundreds of beehive boxes, all thanks to the resilient honeybees.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, we faced new, unforeseen challenges. Lockdowns hindered our ability to migrate bees, causing a scarcity of nectar and leading to a heartbreaking loss of bees. Amid this adversity and rising demand for honey as a health aid, we found a way to source honey from the beekeepers we had trained over the years, fostering a resilient and mutually supportive community amidst global adversity.
Today, we celebrate the pride of receiving organic certification from NPOP, the Rajasthan State Organic Certification Agency, along with the Jaivik Bharat and APEDA certifications. These accolades attest to our unwavering commitment to quality and authenticity. We ensure rigorous testing of our honey across 86 parameters, including advanced tests like Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Specific Marker for Rice Syrup (SMR), Trace Marker for Rice (TMR), Stable Carbon Isotope Ratio Analysis (SCIRA), Metal Contaminants Analysis, Nitrofurans, Antibiotics, and more.
Each bottle of Indigenous Honey symbolizes our commitment to ethical beekeeping, our passion for Ayurvedic wellness, and our gratitude for the healing power of nature. We continue to derive inspiration from the love and trust our customers have shown us. Indigenous Honey's journey from 2015 to now is a testament to unwavering dedication and belief in the transformative power of nature's purest offerings.
Thank you for being a part of this journey. We continue to strive for the highest quality, promising you the purest honey that nature can offer.