Help women increase their income with beekeeping

by ASAP Foundation
Help women increase their income with beekeeping
Help women increase their income with beekeeping
Help women increase their income with beekeeping
Help women increase their income with beekeeping
Help women increase their income with beekeeping
Help women increase their income with beekeeping
Help women increase their income with beekeeping
Help women increase their income with beekeeping
Help women increase their income with beekeeping
Help women increase their income with beekeeping

Project Report | Jun 14, 2018
Honey harvest of April 2018

By Herve Millet | Founder

Women beekeepers
Women beekeepers

Begining of April 2018 beekeepers have started to harvest their hives. This went on through the fisrt half of April. 

This is about 2 weeks earlier than in a normal year. The rainy season in 2017 stopped very early in September. One of the concequences was early flowering of the trees which imply this early harvesting. 

For some beekeepers they were able to collect honey early April and to do a second harvest in the second half of May.

The volume collected increased by 35% in comparison with last year. The total weight of raw honey (honey + wax) which we bought was 1.300 kg this year.

The training done end of 2017 really paid of. Almost all beekeepers had an increase in their harvested honey. Average income for beekeepers who sold their honey to us was 70US$. For the women with beehives this will help them take care of their family at a time when starvation is coming due to very bad yield for the culture in the fields in 2017.

However some other beekeepers were not so lucky. Elephants came and destroy their hives looking for the honey. This happened to at least 3 beekeepers who had their hives close to protected areas where there are wandering elephants.

We are still looking to fund more hives for women. May be your friends can help sponsor hives for them. What is may be not a lot of money for you can make a huge and sustainable difference for women in rural area of Burkina Faso.

Thank you for your support and do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

Sincerely

ASAP

drinking bees
drinking bees
raw honey
raw honey
weighing honey
weighing honey
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Mar 20, 2018
Harvesting preparation Avril 2018

By Herve Millet | Founder

Dec 27, 2017
New training for beekeepers

By Herve Millet | Founder

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ASAP Foundation

Location: Naarden, NH - Netherlands
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Twitter: @ASAPBurkinaFaso
Project Leader:
Herve Millet
HUIZEN , NH Netherlands

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