Over the past year we have been working on a bee project. This involves helping the villagers to keep and harvest the products from the bees. David and Margery Blower are the managers of the Bees Abroad project.
They went to Uyogo in February 2015 to do a feasibility study for a bee project in the village. We are glad to report that the project is going to go ahead and we are currently working on funding for the project. If you would like to help with this project then visit our Support Us page to donate.
Below is a link to the report that David and Margery Blower wrote up about their visit in February 2015.
In November 2017, David and Margery Blower visited Uyogo again to see for themselves the progress that has taken place since 2015.
David and Margery were delighted to be given a container of locally produced honey from the village. Most of this honey was sold to raise funds for KUFL but a jar was held back, to be entered in a new class at this year’s National Honey Show.
The honey was one of twelve entries in a class specifically for honey produced from projects such as that in Uyogo. We are pleased to report that the jar of honey was placed 4th and rated as Very Highly Commended.
Read David and Margery’s 2017 report on the Uyogo bee project here:
Update February 2019:
KUFL have sent various beehive-making tools, like a circular saw, via Tools With a Mission, to support Uyogo villagers in making their own top bar hives. Bees Abroad have sourced bee suits locally, for protection. Innocent, Bees Abroad’s liaison person / village trainer for this bee project, has completed his beekeeping course at a local college and another young aspiring beekeeper from the Uyogo community, Johannes, has started studying beekeeping at the same college, generously sponsored by Bees Abroad. A building to house the equipment necessary to produce quality honey in the desired quantities has been identified in Uyogo