Bees Abroad Blog

The latest from our project managers and other volunteers

Friday 15th, October was the International Day of Rural Women with the theme “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All.” Bees Abroad want to celebrate and recognise the critical role and contribution of rural women, in enhancing development and improving food security. Through our Beekeepers for Life Campaign we are working closely with incredible rural … Continue reading International Day of Rural Women

Led by Kyakimwa Janet the all women Mrs Honey Bee Group have made a great start. Their first shared apiaries are next to areas of National Park which provide particularly good nectar sources. Here they are making hive stands and baiting hives. The project has been attracting interest in the area from local officials and … Continue reading Mrs. Honey Bee Group Members Open Their First Apiary

At Bees Abroad the Local Groups Set Their Own Agenda The Bees Abroad approach always starts and ends with the Beekeepers For Life setting their own agenda. Establishing their own objectives provides the essential element of ownership and without this foundational approach sustainability is impossible to achieve. “It’s Our Agenda”…  Say The Beekeepers of Liberia … Continue reading Setting The Agenda

Read about how Bees Abroad is supporting International Women’s Day 2020 by empowering women in Kisoro, Uganda to have “A Bright Future With Bees”.

Come and meet us

We always enjoy meeting our supporters.  We will have a stand at the following shows this summer: Saturday 29th February – Bedfordshire BKA AGM Saturday 29th February – Derbyshire Pre-Season Annual Conference Saturday 7th March – Cambridgeshire BKA Conference Saturday 7th March – Lancashire Bee Convention Saturday 14th March – Beetradex Saturday 28th March Suffolk … Continue reading Come and meet us

We part funded a project to investigate the Impact of Beekeeping with Indigenous Bees on Mango and Cashew Production in India. We presented the report at Apimondia in Montreal in September, you can read it here… Impact of Beekeeping with Indigenous Bees

Beekeeping for Livelihoods, Lake Volta Trisha Marlow, Partnership Manager, explains the process of project selection for funding After two days’ travel south on local transport, the stifling heat and bouts of torrential rain in northern Ghana are already a distant memory. I meet up with Michael – my regional trainer – who has come from … Continue reading Ekye Beekeepers Union – changing lives for fishing and farming families

Research presented at Apimondia, the international beekeeping conference held in Montreal, Canada this September this year.

A Case Study of a Cluster of Three Diverse Poverty Relief Projects and Their Local Lead NGO in Kasese, Western Uganda Bees Abroad presented a paper on Monday 9 September at Apimondia, the bi-annual international beekeeping conference, held in Montreal, Canada. Jane Ridler described a study which was designed to test an approach to establishing … Continue reading How can we measure the success of beekeeping projects?

Stuart has just returned from Monze District, located in the Southern Province of Zambia - read about his experiences.

Martin Kunz, our Project Manager, reports from India on the Under The Mango Tree project

A Beekeeping Course for the Murambo Beekeepers Catherine Ridler October 2018 The four-day residential course was run by Daniel Ngangasi and Simon Byongo from LIDEFO.