Hunger  Ethiopia Project #26129

Beekeeping skills for 400 youth in Ethiopia

by Bees for Development Trust Vetted since 2015 Site Visit Verified
Mar 8, 2017

Giving the gift of bees

Bee colonies provided to project beneficiaries
Bee colonies provided to project beneficiaries

Thank you for your help which is enabling us to train young women and men to keep bees in Amhara, Ethiopia. In these images you will see a training course underway. One aspect of the training covers how to multiply bees so the new beekeepers can gradually expand their apiary, another part is about beehive making.  Bees are purchased locally from existing beekeepers and we provide one colony to each of the new beekeepers. The bees are transported in local hives - as seen in the image, and covered in cloth to stop the bees from escaping.

One of the young men on the course said, "I am excited to own my own bees for the first time. I can see that this will be a good business for me. I know that honey fetches high prices".

Beekeeping training underway
Beekeeping training underway
New beehives made after the training, with bees
New beehives made after the training, with bees

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Bees for Development Trust

Location: Monmouth - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Janet Lowore
Monmouth, United Kingdom

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