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.
The stories below give an insight into the work of our project managers with disadvantaged communities
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.
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.
The planned second phase of the project in Hoima will essentially have three key objectives,namely: (i) sustaining the achievements of the first phase, (ii) extending the project to other groups — due to budget constraints the addition of two more groups only is currently planned (more would be nice) and (iii) ongoing monitoring and evaluation. […]
Our Programme Manager, Roy Dyche, has just returned from a trip to Zambia’s Southern Province. Thanks to a handsome grant from the Rufford Foundation, a generous gift from Mr Paul Murray and one or two smaller donations from Kent beekeepers’ associations, we were able to launch our project with two women’s co-operatives in Monze District […]
Faustina is the leader of the Kilimanjaro Association for the Spinally Injured – Women’s Co-operative (mercifully shortened to KASIWOCO). Her beautiful beaming smile and positive attitude belie the fact that she is often in pain and has been in a wheelchair for the last 11 years. She sustained a broken back following a dreadful car accident.
Read Jo Hiscox’s blog to get a fascinating insight into how our project leaders support beekeepers, and see the impact beekeeping can make to low-income families. Jo, Brian Durk and Gill Johnson spent 2 months working on various projects in rural Cameroon. Follow this link to Jo’s Blog.
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.