Liz Bates has written a wonderful article in the magazine BeeCraft, explaining how the migration of honeybees in Kenya is part of the natural rhythm of beekeeping in a region with two rainy seasons. She also demonstrates how, with help from Bees Abroad, these communities are sourcing hive equipment locally, and making valuable products.
In the arid and semi-arid Land of Laikipia County and Parts of Lower Samburu, 900 pastoralist and agro-pastoral households diversify livelihoods and increase their income through Beekeeping. They have learned the value of protecting their environment to improve their honey production, and are now raising their own cuttings and seedlings for their own use.
Roy Dyche and Geoff Redwood have recently returned from our Hoima project in Uganda, which was begun in May 2012, its aim being to help vulnerable women in this District to provide for their large households by introducing them to modern, environmentally sustainable beekeeping as a source of much-needed income.
Bees Abroad have recently been partnering with Ashanti Development in the Ashanti region of Ghana to train members of this rural community in the skills and practice of beekeeping. This is another great example of how Bees Abroad helps to relieve poverty.
Here are photos of Sinyati women’s group as they exhibited during the Baringo county Honey Conference (26-28 June 2014) which was attended by 500 people and presided over by the County Governor Hon. Benjamin Chebo.
Roughly yearly, we try to produce a complete analysis of the various work that we are engaged with. This report details our projects in Cameroon, Kenya, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Dave Bonner has been engaged in community training in Uganda since 2008. Putting his interest in relief of poverty together with his beekeeping skills, it was a easy step for him to become engaged in Bees Abroad’s work. He’s recently written an article about his work with Bees Abroad in BeeCraft – a British journal […]
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We are delighted to be able to announce that Bees Abroad has secured major funding from the UK Department for International Aid (DFID) for a three-year project to alleviate poverty in Kenya
The aim of our project is to create a new economic opportunity for 900 pastoral households to diversify livelihoods in the arid and semi-arid land (ASA ) in Kenya districts of Laikipia and Samburu, thanks to funding from the UK Department for International Development.