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.
Stuart Andrews and Roy Dyche will be visiting our project in Hoima, Uganda at the end of April, and you will be able to follow their work via Stuart’s blog
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.
John Home says biology can find solutions to the biggest problems – like stopping a six-tonne African elephant in its tracks.
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