In the Spring of 2013 BeeFree Apiaries spent 6 weeks in Ethiopia; we attended a honey convention, met with staff members at the National Research Center, organized and had an information session with community Beekeeper groups as well as familiarized ourselves with local fauna and the nectar flow seasons in the area. There was also plenty of time for tasting honey.
Though it’s later than we initially hoped, we are headed back in February to pick up where we left off.
Following our community assessments in April of 2013, we will be returning to the villages of Kololo and Azedabo, both of which residing in the vegetation rich region of Kembata-Tembaro.
We will spend 3 weeks in the area educating beekeepers on the techniques of modern beekeeping as well as assist them in the construction and use of locally resourced Kenyan top bar hives.
Our Initial Beekeeper groups have already been identified and will be expanded upon by educating and training and additional 40 women between the 2 communities.