Client Case Studies
We help real businesses and real people achieve their transparency goals. Read their testimonies and see what it's like to experience the results of TagOne solutions.
Nothing Sweeter than Pure Honey.
Bee K’onscious brings innovation and values to discerning honey enthusiasts.
When Matt Kollmorgen, COO of Bee K’onscious started exploring the science of honey, he was astounded. He not only discovered the incredible health benefits this amazing food can provide, but he also discovered the dark, hidden secrets in the industry.
“I had no idea that most of what we see on our shelf is highly adulterated with sugar water and other products that aren’t honey.The current process that large honey companies use actually kills the health benefits. I was personally discouraged with the lack of integrity in the industry and how this impacted so many people,” says Kollmorgen.
Matt vowed to make a change and set out to find global beekeepers and processors that were committed to producing healthy honey, and using modern technology like TagOne’s blockchain enabled supply chain platform that can track honey from “beekeeper to jar”.
“Beekeepers are really passionate about their product, and are frustrated that their product was being tampered with. So, we sought out beekeepers that had unique honey flavors that was sourced from healthy flowers. But a key challenge was tracking the honey from the source and conveying the provenance of the product to the consumer. That’s when we found TagOne, which provided us with a blockchain enabled supply chain system,” says Kollmorgen.
TagOne has provided the Bee K’onscious team with a full end to end system, which captures key data points at the hive, tracks lot numbers, stores key testing documents and also provide QR codes on labeling to engage the consumer with their traceability initiative.
“We are excited to support Matt and his team with our traceability expertise and cloud platform. We are so impressed not only with their commitment to the quality of their honey, but also ensuring beekeepers are paid fairly and know that their product will not be tampered with. It’s a great initiative to be part of,” says Joe Witte, VP of Partnerships and Ecosystems, TagOne.
To learn more about Bee K’onscious’ traceable honey products, and to see TagOne:Connect in action, click here: https://bkshoney.com/pages/the-many-healthy-benefits-of-honey
Bringing the Farm to the Conscious Consumer.
Barefoot Botanicals harvests the power of transparency using QR code technology
"We didn't know what we were doing, but we knew we wanted to do it the right way." - Eric Vander Hyde
Nestled on a small farm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Eric Vander Hyde and Barefoot Botanicals produce a wide variety of fresh herbs, herb syrups, culinary spices, and more. However, it is not without struggle and a long learning process that Barefoot Botanicals has blossomed into the pure organic plant producer that it is today.
Since starting the farm in 2008, Eric and his wife, Linda, vowed to remain chemical-free and focus on doing things the right way. Eric quickly learned that operating an organic farm is extremely challenging as it results in increased weeds and pests, but he would contend that it has been extremely beneficial for his farm and ecosystem. After years of learning and resilience, Barefoot Botanicals was officially certified organic in 2014.
However, the challenges of operating an organic farm didn’t stop there. Eric was surprised to find out that not only is there extra work on the farm, but also operationally through tracking an abundance of documentation and data. “We didn’t have a streamlined process or systems to collect and manage this documentation,” said Vander Hyde. Relying solely on spreadsheets, Barefoot’s continuous growth brought Eric to the realization that they could no longer rely on these spreadsheets. He knew that he wanted to do the right thing, the right way. This includes knowing where each seed came from, what field it was planted in, what lot number each batch belonged to, and who was responsible for handling it. The data was piling up. If something ever went askew, there would be no way that Eric could locate the source of the issue to right the wrongs.
This is when Eric found TagOne’s all-in-one transparency technologies that enables farmers to manage their processes, while also bringing truth to the consumer. Utilizing TagOne’s QR code technology, TagOne:Engage, customers can easily scan and access information about ingredients and the processes that went into making each batch. “Not everyone can come to the farm, so we bring the farm to them”, says Vander Hyde, about the Engage platform.
Not only does TagOne:Engage help Eric and the Barefoot farm, but it also empowers the consumer. By delivering deep insights into the labor and processes that go into their high quality, organic products, Barefoot can demonstrate their commitment to transparency, which also helps separate themselves from the competition once their bottles hit the shelf.
Learn more about Eric and the farm at Barefoot Botanicals
Learn more about the TagOne:Engage QR Code Solution