Many people can gain from bee farming. Women farmers are often the poorest people in any area. The income from one beehive can provide enough money to pay for a child’s primary education. Honey can be a valuable and popular addition the family diet. Traditionally honey, beeswax and propolis are recognised for their medicinal properties.
Young, unemployed men with little or no role in society often turn to alcohol which is costly and disruptive. Some leave the rural community to seek work in towns often leading to rural depopulation and slum urban development. Bee farming can give young men an acceptable way of life and an income based in the local community. This keeps families intact, and provides a skill that can be passed from father to children.
Traditional bee farmers and honey hunters can earn more money from improved honey yield and adopting more productive beekeeping methods. Bees Abroad can provide training in effective honey harvesting techniques and management of bees.
Bee farmers can get better prices for good quality honey. We can provide access to training in management and marketing skills.
Local farmers can benefit from increased harvest due to improved pollination from good beekeeping practice and less destructive harvesting.