We have set up our first bee keeping project in Zimbabwe. At our training site in rural Sanyati we have built and sited 10 KTB (Kenyan Top Bar Hives).
We have named all the hives Love, Joy, Hope, Peace, Trust, Grace, Truth, Promise, Faith and Patience. It was in fact ‘Patience’ where our first bee colony made its home.
We have just run our first Bee Against Poverty bee keeping training. Over 2 days 12 local people, including a group from the local high school, learnt basic beekeeping, how to build a top bar hive, baiting, setting trap boxes and much more.
It costs £250 to train them, set them up with hives, bee keeping suit and all other tools. They will receive support right through to harvesting and ongoing training.
Hive products, i.e honey and wax, can then be sold to earn an income. We sell as a collaborative so that everyone gets a fair price for their products.