Africa

 

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.

Ashu and Marcos in Azedabo, Kembata-Tembaro, Ethiopia

Ashu and Marcos in Azedabo, Kembata-Tembaro, Ethiopia

Though it’s later than we initially hoped, we are headed back in February to pick up where we left off.

Coffee Beans at Large

Coffee Beans at Large

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.

Azedabo Farmer and His Woven Bamboo Hive Apiary

Azedabo Farmer and His Woven Bamboo Hive Apiary

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.

Inquisitive Stares at our Kololo Community Beekeepers Meeting

Inquisitive Stares at our Kololo Community Beekeepers Meeting

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.

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