As beekeepers in Britain start to harvest their honey crop, it is interesting to compare the harvesting activities of beekeepers supported by Bees Abroad. We have been partnering with the State of Guernsey and the EMESCO development foundation in a project in the Kibaale district of Uganda.
Pam Gregory’s visit to Northern Sudan pointed up some of the challenges for beekeeping in this region, and in particular selection of the most appropriate Apis species for apiculture. Apis florea (the Asian, or Dwarf Honeybee), is spreading rapidly along the irrigated areas beside the Nile. These wild colonies can provide a small but useful quantity of honey (around ½ kg annually) and beeswax at no cost.
Bees Abroad are proud to be working with a vibrant, local initiative in the Nkhata Bay area of Northern Malawi representing the combined efforts of over 90 beekeeping groups – more than 1000 people – who are taking control of the means to improve their lives.