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Around the UK in 2019

We always enjoy meeting our supporters.  We will have a stand at the following shows this summer: 29 May – Bath and West, Shelton Mallet, Somerset 6 June – South of England Show at Ardingly 14 June – Three Counties Show at the Show Ground, Malvern, Worcestershire 9 July – Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate, Yorkshire … Continue reading Around the UK in 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have launched a project in partnerhsip with Rory’s Well to support Bee Farming in the Barri Chiefdom, Pujehun District, SW Sierra Leone. Neil Brent a member of Gloucestershire Beekeepers and Kath Hayward visited Sierra Leone earlier this year in order to assess potential for bee farming in the … Continue reading Rory’s Well – Bee Farming

Martin Kunz has recently visited India. Here is a fascinating article about beekeeping there, the different species of bee and how the honey crop is improving livelihoods. The article is written by his wife Marianne Landzettel, with photos taken by Martin. Reprint courtesy of Oregon Tilth’s In Good Tilth magazine, Spring Issue 2017 Good to the last drop … Continue reading Good to the last drop – Bees in India

Migrating Honey Bees

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.

Adding Value in Kenya

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.com to Bee Products Enterprise Development. … Continue reading Adding Value in Kenya

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.

Bees v Elephants

John Home says biology can find solutions to the biggest problems - like stopping a six-tonne African elephant in its tracks.

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