Tropical Forest was established by David Wainwright in 1989. Tropical Forest were the first company to import organic honey and beeswax from Africa, and have continued to specialise in this market ever since. They also have their own bee colonies (750+) in Wales and England to produce their many different types of honey. Their African honey is ethically imported from forest beekeepers in Zambia, Ethiopia and Cameroon. This honey has a rich flavour from the many species of nectar-producing trees in the African forests, whereas their UK honey has a more floral flavour. All of their honeys are ethically sourced and are free from pesticide or veterinary medicine residues.