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 […]
The stories below give an insight into the work of our project managers with disadvantaged communities
We visited 2 community groups in the west of Rwanda to assess projects for future support from BeesAbroad. Both have in the past received funding from other organisations to establish beekeeping however no on-the-ground training was offered. During our short visit we found that despite both being dynamic and committed community groups the lack of […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Twelve beekeepers from across the UK were invited to a Project Leaders’ Day at John and Mary Home’s Honey farm at Deepers Bridge, near Coventry, for a beekeeping day. Certainly for the writer, one like none other. The purpose of our visit had absolutely nothing to do with beekeeping as we UK beekeepers know it, […]
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. […]