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Bees for Babar (BfB) beneficiaries recieve regular training.

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Members of women's cooperative in Mognori participate in a 2018 training session on harvesting.

 

Activities and results...

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In 2018 materials were provided to produce 70 hives in Mognori. The income from these hives will be used to finance savings and loans associations that will finance income-generating activities within the community.
 
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Seidu provides regular training to the 30 members of the Centre for Women's Opportunities in Mognori and to 15 women in the Damango Canteen group in Larabanga (about 15 kilometers to the southwest). Women in the area work long hours to conduct all the chores that are largely mechanized in the developed world-- from growing food on subsistence farm plots to gathering firewood to cook it. Beekeeping provides a low-input undertaking to provide them valuable income.

(Note above Seidu's innovative use of the type of strainer used to filter honey as the face plate for his bee jacket.)
 
Gallon jugs of honey resulting from a women's cooperative harvest. Each jug would fetch the equivalent of about $50 Canadian (in a region where the average annual income is about $85 Canadian).
 
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In 2018 BfB funded the construction of 70 hives in a rotary credit framework. Credit paid back on the hives will go into community savings and loan groups to finance members' income-generating activities beyond beekeeping.

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Members of Mognori women's cooperative in their beekeeping gear following a harvest training exercise. Because the personal protective equipment is very warm harvesting is often conducted at night when temperatures are cooler and the fierce local bees do not fly as readily.
 
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Seidu has recently worked with another NGO active in the area, A Rocha Ghana, as a field officer to oversee the construction of over 500 KTBH hives to be used in a program similar to that of BfB.
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Seidu has recently recieved an award for his entrepreneurship in forming BfB Honey at an event held at Mole National Park. For more information about his efforts see http://beesforbabar.org/bfbhoney/ seiduaward.jpg
Seidu provides basics on the KTBH. Men and women usually self-segregate during training sessions.
Seidu provides basics on the KTBH. Men and women usually self-segregate during training sessions.Women eagerly participate in beekeeping training sessions despite their daily work loads (or maybe as a break from them ;-).KTBH's are placed on stands to protect the bees from ants and the hives themselves from termites. The legs of the stands are usually treated with the dregs from shea butter production which helps to prevent insects from ascending.
Women eagerly participate in beekeeping training sessions despite their daily work loads (or maybe as a break from them ;-).
KTBH's are placed on stands to protect the bees from ants and the hives themselves from termites. The legs of the stands are usually treated with the dregs from shea butter production which helps to prevent insects from ascending.

 

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