We’ve recently been in contact with Major Ram in Kathmandu. He was very excited to report that the honey hunting is currently taking place at Lamakhet. They have harvested 75 colonies with an average of 45 kilo per colony. Each of those involved will take home 20 kilos. This is the highest harvest that anyone there […]
The stories below give an insight into the work of our project managers with disadvantaged communities
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 […]
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.
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.
Bees Abroad are very grateful to the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers for their support of our work with the Cheptebo Agricultural Training and Innovation Centre (CATIC) The Rural Development centre in Kerio Valley, Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya has developed over the past 28 years however in July 2016 the CATIC was formally opened. It offers […]
When the chance arose to travel to Kenya and document the DIFD funded Bees abroad project, it was an opportunity too good to turn down. Landing in Nairobi on my birthday and leaving a young family behind in London, I wanted to maximise this opportunity to reflect to the best of my ability the impact […]
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. […]
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, […]