We are Committed. Join Us in our Mission.

We are thrilled to have found an environmental project that works in a very holistic way for our planet. From every piece of jewelry with a bee pendant sold, we are donating 10.- Chf, from every other piece we are giving 3% to this promising project.

Initiative for the Bees and People of the Amazon

This project, led by Swiss forestry engineer ETH Dieter Bratschi and NTFP (Non-Timber Forest Products Foundation), focuses on protecting the Melipones, the stingless native bees responsible for ninety percent of the pollination in the rainforest.

Dieter Bratschi and his team not only produce honey but also create sustainable jobs for local communities. By enabling locals to earn an income in harmony with the rainforest, the project helps to counteract deforestation and supports the preservation of the Amazon ecosystem.

You make a Difference

Your support fosters environmental conservation and community development in one of the world's most vital regions.

Every year, thousands of square kilometers of forest in the Amazon disappear due to deforestation.

The NTFP Foundation, founded by Dieter Bratschi, focuses on the sustainable use of the rainforest. A family participating in the project is given three bee colonies along with brood boxes for their queens, enabling sustainable honey production.

Sustainable Community

After six months, a bee colony can be divided into a mother and daughter colony, effectively doubling the population. When a family reaches fifteen hives, they give three of them back to the project as initial capital for the next breeder family. About fifty bee colonies are sufficient for a family to sustain themselves.

Sustainable Transformation

dson, a native of the rainforest, transitioned from less sustainable cattle breeding to honey production thanks to the income from honey sales. To protect the bees, he also avoids using chemical aids in vegetable cultivation.

By Wearing Salty & Free, You Create Better Lives for Bees and Families in the Amazon

By purchasing a bee bracelet, you help us donate to NTFP the funds needed to cover the cost of materials for one bee hive.

Preserving the Rainforest: How Honey Production Protects the Amazon Ecosystem

"Those who live from honey production are interested in keeping the rainforest intact," says Dieter Bratschi. This project not only brings financial benefits to the region but also ensures nature is protected by reducing the use of agrochemicals and slash-and-burn agriculture.

Continued deforestation could lead to the collapse of the entire Amazon ecosystem.

25'000 Bee Hives & Counting

For locals, a bee colony costs the equivalent of CHF 100 on the Brazilian market. The NTFP Foundation continues to distribute them to interested families for free. As of July 2022, over 1,000 beekeeping families with about 25,000 hives are involved in this project.

You can learn more about this important project on their website: www.ntfpfoundation.org