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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Beekeeping and Honey Safari to Ethiopia

Ethiopia

November 2018

This unique Safari will take you through the ancient highlands of northern Ethiopia, where you will visit the rock churches of Lalibela - named after King Lalibela whose sovereignty was heralded by a swarm of bees at birth. You will witness the richness of beekeeping culture in Ethiopia, meet beekeepers on the shores of Lake Tana and see how they make basket hives, learn Ethiopian swarm-catching methods - and you will also have the chance to hear how these lovely people work around the thousands of local plant species to nurture their bee colonies, not as a light-hearted hobby but as a means to escape destitution. There will be a unique opportunity to taste the famous Ethiopian honey wine, see some of the oldest churches in the world and visit the source of the Blue Nile.

Proposed dates: last two weeks in November 2018

Please contact safari@beesfordevelopment.org or call 01600 714848 for more information. 

Young beekeeper in Derbanta, near Lake Tana.

email us: info@beesfordevelopment.org or call us in the UK: +44 (0)1600 714848

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