Hunger  Ethiopia Project #26129

Beekeeping skills for 400 youth in Ethiopia

by Bees for Development Trust Vetted since 2015 Site Visit Verified
Sep 11, 2017

Bees in trees in Ethiopia

Beehives are located in trees to attract swarms
Beehives are located in trees to attract swarms

One of the great things about beekeeping is that unlike other forms of livestock, bees can sometimes be obtained for free. If you are lucky! Simple cylinders made of bamboo are made and placed in trees, to attract wild swarms. Once the bees enter, the beekeeper retrieves the bees and places them in an apiary. In Derbanta, in our project site in Ethiopia, young people who have learned beekeeping from Bees for Development are, "rushing to catch bees", according to the local Development Agent. Thanks to the training provided by Bees for Development, and funded by you, young people now understand the value of honey and beeswax and know how to build their beekeeping businesses. The income they earn helps them build a livelihood - that will sustain them for years to come. 

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Emmanuel plants trees to feed his bees
Emmanuel plants trees to feed his 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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