A few days after my return from Zambia to the UK in September a colleague from Malawi sent a copy of the newspaper article shown below describing how South Africa had placed a ban on honey from Malawi and Zambia. It is believed that the reason was to reduce the risk of the spread… Continue reading South Africa lifts ban on Zambian honey
In Ghana primary school education is free. However, continuing in education after the age of 12 can cost up to 60% of many parents’ annual income resulting in children from lower-income families frequently starting work before their 13th birthday and so missing out on the opportunities offered by secondary school and university. To offer… Continue reading Buzzclubs – supporting continuing education for young people in Ghana
Bees for development’s Janet Lowore recently returned from the far north-west corner of Zambia near the borders with Angola and DRC. She spent two weeks following the honey quality training programme of Forest Fruits Ltd., a Zambian company which markets honey from forest beekeepers. Janet is studying the link between honey production and forest… Continue reading Possibly the most natural honey you can buy..?
Bees for Development Ghana’s Dr Kwame Aidoo attended Africa’s first continental symposium on honey production, bee health and pollination in Cairo, Egypt from 6-8 September, 2015. The event was organized by the African Union’s Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) based in Nairobi, Kenya and brought together 80 participants drawn from 32 African countries. Participants… Continue reading African Union first continental symposium on bees and beekeeping