The launch of Michael Badger’s book, Heather Honey: A Comprehensive Guide will take place at the National Honey Show 27-29 October 2016. You will be able to pre-order soon, from www.bee-craft.com. If you are looking for a special gift, a limited edition of 100, signed hard cover copies are available too. A big thank you […]
Using indigenous bees and techniques appropriate for each location, Bees Abroad offers training and support in beekeeping including making hives and protective clothing from local materials, managing honeybees, collecting honey safely and handling and storing it hygenically.
Home-based production of honey and other saleable goods from the by products of beekeeping is introduced, together with marketing and business skills to ensure the sustainable generation of new income by poor rural communities in developing countries. Bees Abroad projects are normally self-sustaining after five years and no longer dependent on external finance and mentoring.
Bees Abroad has projects which need funding and enquiries from community groups in Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Nepal, Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.Donate Now
Bees for Fees - 2016 Christmas Appeal
#GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, takes place on the Tuesday 29th November 2016 and is a chance to give something back after all that shopping! #GivingTuesday reminds everyone it’s good to give – and encourages people to come together and share the goodwill.
Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering some time or just spreading the word at the start of the Christmas shopping season, #GivingTuesday aims to encourage people, charities and businesses to donate their time, their money or their voice to help a good cause.
This year, we’re asking our supporters to help us raise funds for a beekeeping project in Brong Ahafo, Ghana. Bandaman Senior High School has around 300 pupils and although it is heavily subsidized by the Government, it still costs approx. £25 (day) or £70 (boarding) per year to send a child to school. This is beyond the reach of most and many families are dependent of a good cashew harvest to pay the fees. Therefore, the dropout rate is very high leading to the loss of opportunities for boys and girls and no access to tertiary education.
Bees Abroad are helping this school and local community: firstly, beekeeping will provide an income stream for the school to buy extra resources and secondly, those who are trained will be able to take their skills into their community thus creating a second income so families become less dependent on the cashew harvest to pay their school fees.
The Deputy Head has asked us to run a school beekeeping club as part of the activity high school programme. We will focus on training Year 1 and Year 2 children, mainly girls. Beekeeping will be used to support their education by giving them practical skills in building hives, making bee suits, keeping bees and processing and harvest honey. Young people will be trained to make value added products such as cosmetics, candles and products from wax and of course, we will then help them market the products too.
It’s a rallying call to everyone who wants to give something back. And to help you give back even more this year, we’re fundraising for our campaign with Virgin Money Giving who are 100% not-for-profit, which means that when you fundraise through them this #GivingTuesday, even more money goes directly to charity.
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During 2015, three of our projects were completed and we adopted ten additional ones, which brings the total registered projects to 30. They are in various stages of development and work on some of the recent registrations begin in 2016. Two long-established projects in Nigeria, Maigana and PFPA, are, temporarily we hope, ‘on-hold’ due to […]
Thank you to everyone who visited our stand at the 2016 Agricultural Shows. We are always delighted to meet our supporters to share progress about our projects abroad. Our range of cosmetics proved very popular indeed, and we are pleased with sales from these and the bespoke knitted goods kindly made and donated by Anne […]
Maiesmore Apiaries are a very valued supporter and in 2014 kindly donated a yellow and black WBC hive as a prize draw at the National Honey Show. If you would like to buy this hive the cost is £475 and £20 is donated to the charity. What you will receive is an assembled WBC hive […]
A huge thank you to Ian Wallace from Quince Honey Farm for running the 2016 London Marathon, finishing 26 miles in 3hrs 33 mins 9 secs. A terrific run completing ahead of 29,000 runners. We are very grateful to Ian for raising £2000 that will be used for our project work in Africa.