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Integrating beekeeping with cashew farming to support farming livelihoods in Ghana
Keeping bees in cashew orchards can increase the yield of cashew nuts due to pollination. Working with our new partner in Ghana we are helping some of the poorest farming families to integrate beekeeping with cashew farming – to give the double benefit of honey to sell and increased cashew nut yields.
We are approaching this challenge in two ways:
This Project is managed by Bees for Development and Bees for Development Ghana
Buzz Club Ghana
This exciting new project was initiated by The Stroud Beekeepers Buzz Club in the UK.
In Ghana primary education is free but many bright, successful students still fail to go on to secondary school because their parents cannot afford the yearly school fees. Buzz Club Ghana is a solution to this problem. School beekeeping clubs are being established in two primary schools in Ghana – Agomeda and Kranka – with the aim of establishing apiaries, selling honey and saving money for secondary school fees.
Buzz Club Ghana is being started in the pilot phase in 2015 – each child in the club will be given 5 hives and will be assisted to obtain a local swarm for each hive. The school children will not only learn beekeeping but also how to run a small business and working out costs and income will be part of the training.
This Project is being supported by Stroud Beekeepers Buzz Club and managed by Bees for Development Ghana.