News from Bees Abroad

From the desperate terror of running for her life with her baby boy, Elizabeti is now a brave advocate for women and children with albinism. She has overcome persecution, adversity and stigma; gone from being homeless, alone and destitute to being part of social enterprise earning her own income, to show that truly this beeswax artisan can!

How the 'Hive Mama's' became ambassadors for albinism and created a thriving social enterprise by taking bees wax from waste to premium product.

Rachel Monger, Partnership Manager for Tanzania, shares first-person accounts from women with albinism and why having albinism can lead to marginalisation and persecution in Tanzania.

Amidst the challenges of gender inequality in Nigeria, the Ori-eru (Iwo) progressive beekeepers have created a thriving enterprise based on self-reliance and collaboration. This group of self-organizing Muslim women are proof that 'This Beekeeper Can'.

What does accessible beekeeping mean in Sierra Leone? The Bees Abroad workshop help answer questions such as what is the right height for a hive for someone with an amputation, do beekeepers with amputees need to be partnered, can it be done seated?

The civil war in Sierra Leone left an estimated 27,000 people with an amputation or disability. It's often assumed that amputees can't contribute to society but there's a group smashing stereotypes through football, farming and beekeeping!

Dr Sakina is a remarkable woman with a remarkable story to tell. Dr Sakina lost her left arm when she was a child and was faced with overcoming all the cultural stereotypes that threatened to impact her future.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the People's Choice photography competition is Dr. Ramsurendar with his image 'Cluster of Bees'.

Apimondia is the World's biggest beekeeping conference. Richard Ridler, chair of trustees, attended the most recent Apimondia earlier this month and reported back. Richard shares his experience, news and the fascinating new research that this global conference had to offer.

Mrs Adams beekeeping journey part 2 - how she earned a reputation that created demand for her quality honey

Mrs. Adams' remarkable journey from a shy observer at beekeeping training to the matriarch of a thriving beekeeping family is a testament to the enduring impact of knowledge and support.

Okun Owa school's beekeeping efforts has turned many students in to passionate beekeepers and created ripple effects in to the community

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