About the campaign: Beekeeping, Food & Social Justice

About the campaign: Beekeeping, Food & Social Justice

Beekeeping, Food & Social Justice

What has beekeeping got to do with sustainable food production? For Bees Abroad, the two are inseparable.

Food production is at the intersection of the local and global environment and the day-to-day livelihoods of the communities we work with, facing the effects of climate change. While food production is often an enemy to the environment it doesn’t have to be this way.

Sustainable farming and beekeeping can help support the local environment while enabling communities to achieve a better quality of life. A win-win is possible for people and planet.

Beekeeping, Food & Social Justice

What has beekeeping got to do with sustainable food production? For Bees Abroad, the two are inseparable.

Food production is at the intersection of the local and global environment and the day-to-day livelihoods of the communities we work with, facing the effects of climate change. While food production is often an enemy to the environment it doesn’t have to be this way.

Sustainable farming and beekeeping can help support the local environment while enabling communities to achieve a better quality of life. A win-win is possible for people and planet.

Double the Impact for communities facing a double challenge

Your donation doubled! | April 18-25, 2024

Bees Abroad invites you to join the Green Match Fund 2024 and help enable communities to empower themselves and thrive through beekeeping.

Your donation will be doubled for one week only from Thursday 18th April – Thursday 25th of April when you donate via the Big Give platform.

Don’t forget to tick the GiftAid box if you’re a UK tax payer, we get an extra 20%! Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times what you have paid in tax in that tax year (6 April to 5 April). Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid

Double the Impact for communities facing a double challenge

Your donation doubled! | April 18-25, 2024

Bees Abroad invites you to join the Green Match Fund 2024 and help enable communities to empower themselves and thrive through beekeeping.

Your donation will be doubled for one week only from Thursday 18th April – Thursday 25th of April when you donate via the Big Give platform.

Don’t forget to tick the GiftAid box if you’re a UK tax payer, we get an extra 20%! Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times what you have paid in tax in that tax year (6 April to 5 April). Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid

Exciting and informative online events

A photo of the two guest speakers, Shane Holland and Sarah Wyndam Lewis

Event 1: Sustainable Beekeeping, Food and Social Justice

Online | Thursday 11th April | 18:30

Are you curious about the intersection of food and social issues? This event is for you!

Join us for a special event with Sarah Wyndham Lewis and Shane Holland on sustainable beekeeping, food production and social justice.

Sarah will be an sharing inspiring story on beekeeping in Copenhagen that includes urban planting to support bees and other urban wildlife and beekeeping as an activity to support marginalised people; from refugees to the homeless or anyone in need of a fresh start.

Shane will be speaking on Slow Food in the UK and some of the projects they run, including working with some of the most underserved communities in the country on growing projects to show how healthy orhanic food isn’t just for the wealthy.

Event 2: Slow Food, Slow Beekeeping?

Online | Thursday 18th April | 18:00

Are you interested in how beekeeping can be integrated into sustainable food production and used as an advocacy tool? This event offers a unique chance to hear directly from those working on Slow Food and beekeeping in Nigeria.

We have some amazing stories for you including Emerald Forest Farm: restoring nature through organic farming and sustainable beekeeping and the Abotokio Slow Food Beekeeping Community who are integrating sustainable beekeeping in to local school curricula.

Join this event to hear directly from the team in Nigeria on their work on Slow Food and beekeeping.

A photo of the Abikoto Slow Food Beekeeping community, the campaign logo, and title of the event 'Slow Food, Slow Beekeeping'
A photo of women in Ghana inspecting a top bar hive. Yellow text with the name of the event Sustainable Beekeeping in Challenging Times

Event 3: Sustainable Beekeeping in Challenging Times

Online | Monday 22nd April 19:00

Climate change is already affecting communities around the world. In Ghana, floods have washed away apiaries in areas that have never flooded before, winds are blowing blossoms away before the trees have been pollinated and bees are changing their behaviour.

Join this event to learn more about beekeeping in Ghana as Trisha Marlow shares her fascinating experiences from her recent trips, including insights from the communities we work with. During Trisha’s recent visits she heard directly from beekeeping communities affected by climate change.

Your Support

How your donation can make a lasting impact

In Nigeria, we aim to promote food security by teaching sustainable beekeeping and agriculture. Diversifying small farms with beekeeping and providing environmental stewardship training, will support communities to be more resilient to climate change and market shifts.

Nigeria

Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, as part of our beekeeping activities, we aim to provide native trees improve the local environment, biodiversity and forage for pollinators. This will also improve livelihoods as the trees produce oils which can be sold or used in beeswax cream manufacture.
In Ghana, we are working to adapt training and support to mitigate the effects of climate and land use change. Climate shifts have impacted beekeeping, changing patterns of swarming and harvests. Our aim is to adapt training and support to mitigate these effects.

Ghana

Uganda

Over 70% of Ugandans work in agriculture. We aim to increase food security and income through beekeeping, working with rural farmers and educate the broader community on bees and other pollinators.

Donate

Your donation doubled! From April 18 – 25

Your support helps enable communities through beekeeping. Bees Abroad couldn’t do what we do without you.

During the Big Give week you can turn £10 into £20, or £50 into £100 or £250 into £500! You get the idea, your generosity is doubled.

From the 18th of April, for 1 week all donations will be doubled.
One donation, double the impact!

How does it work? Your donation will be matched by our champions via the Big Give platform.

Stories

Join us every week for a story on the theme of Beekeeping, Food & Social Justice. Each week we share a different story on how communities are empowering themselves though sustainable beekeeping and food production. The successes of these beekeeping projects are only possible through the generosity of our donors and supporters. The communities are the change makers, supporters like you are the enablers.

The stories will populate on the reel below as they are published. 

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