The harvesting of honey from wild hives is a traditional, and often painful, way for farmers to obtain honey for consumption and sale. Improved models of beehives have been introduced over a number of years and there is strong interest among local farmers to have bee hives on their land. A successful hive can yield up to 10 Kg of honey twice a year. This can provide a significant income which enables the farmer to pay school fees for his children and also pay for medical treatment.
We are providing training in effective bee keeping to 8 groups of farmers in the local area. A grant has enabled us to provide equipment to these groups to help them monitor and manage their hives. We provide a good market for honey by taking it to Kampala where the market is stronger. We also have equipment and hives available for people interested in starting a bee keeping project.