Bees in India play a vital role in agriculture. A study facilitiated by the Non Governmental Organization Under the Mango Tree working with subsistence farmers, has shown that pollination can increase productivity by 4x (in chillies). Bees Abroad is entering into a partnership with Under the Mango Tree in an attempt to help them help […]
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 […]
Nana Yaw Adobah the Bees Abroad trainer in Twifo Praso (Central Region) has been awarded the Beekeeper of the Year 2015 by the Ghanaian government. Nana was instrumental in training two other trainers in Ghana, Victor Ayeebo from Adrucom (Northern Region) and Godwin Kodua from Acrudev (Volta Region). A group of Bees Abroad and affiliated […]
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.
John and Mary Home are visiting Kenya. A visit to Kerio Valley to give training in making soap from beeswax and honey. Then off to Laikaipia meeting with David Njugna and the Deputy Minister for small livestock, including bees. John Home is pleased to present a Refractometer kindly donated by www.mannlake.co.uk to Bee Products Enterprise […]
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.
Bees Abroad project manager Roy Dyche talks to a member of our Ugandan project. “So many of my friends were telling me about the beekeeping that had arrived in our district. I was excited. I wanted to become a beekeeper too, so I decided to join the project.”
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.