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.
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 […]
Thank to everyone who stopped by our stand on Saturday 5th March 2016. We enjoyed our day at Bee Tradex and were delighted to meet many of our supporters. Your next opportunity to meet us and find out more about our projects will be at the BBKA Spring Convention at Harper Adams in April. Our […]
Many people, both here in the UK and around the world who knew Pam Gregory will be sad to hear that she died after a long illness in October; however those who knew of her life and work will also wish to celebrate her achievements in the beekeeping world. Pam joined with Jeff Bee, Claire […]
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.
Richard Ridler – Chairman – Richard joins us having completed a period of time as Chairman of Essex Beekeepers’ Association. He has experience in business development, marketing and projects overseas including beekeeping in Africa. His remit includes re-structuring and strengthening Bees Abroad to enable it to grow. John Home – Project leader in Kenya has spent a life time in […]
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.