Our Bees Give Back!
Update May 2021 We did it! Our Customers Gave Back! We raised $21,945.00 for Bees for Development!
Back in 2019 you, our beekeeping community, helped raise $20,000 to train honey hunters to become sustainable beekeepers in the Kwahu Afram Plains of Ghana.
These very poor honey hunters had been displaced from their traditional honey hunting grounds in the Digya National Park and thereby had lost a traditional source of income. These people, many of them women, desperately wanted to learn sustainable methods of beekeeping and saw it as a way to lift themselves out of poverty and to provide a brighter future for their children.
The Bees for Development Donkorkrom, Ghana project was a great success! The trainings in Bonaso and Apesika had nearly every member of the community involved, including the children. They learned to build hives using local materials, catch swarms, harvest honey and process beeswax.
Building on this success, Bees for Development would like to double their efforts in this region but they need our help. We’d like to raise another $20,000 for the Donkorkrom Project and we have pledged to donate $5 for every package or nuc we sell. Now, here’s where you come in… we’ve made t-shirts, totes and stickers for purchase to support this campaign we're calling “Our Bees Give Back”.
Megan, Jorik, Charlie & Christine