4th March at Bee Tradex at Stonleigh Park 25th March the Welsh Beekeepers’ Convention, Builth Wells Show Ground, Builth Wells 7th April at the BBKA Spring Convention Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire 11th July at the Great Yorkshire Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
We are a small UK-registered charity seeking to reduce poverty through beekeeping. Volunteer Project Managers assess and support beekeeping projects in developing countries world wide. They use their expertise, working in the local community group to develop a viable project which will become self-sustainable.
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, Sierra Leone and India.Donate Now
Bees for School Fees
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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