Welcome to Africa BEECause

2013 January 3
by BEECause

Our mission is the promotion of beekeeping as a way of improving livelihoods, particularly of the rural poor. We are also increasingly encouraging initiatives to increase the bee population as this is crucial to pollination and hence to mankind.

We currently operate in The Gambia, West Africa, but there is interest in our work in other countries in the region.

Africa BEECause is a registered UK charity (no 1133688) founded in 2009. In the same year an associated company, BEECause Gambia, was registered under the Gambian Companies Act 1955 as a not for profit company with charitable aims (no 437/2009).

 

 

 

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  1. BEECause permalink
    November 23, 2010

    Recent news:

    In July a 2 hectare site was leased at Lamin to be our centre of excellence and HQ. It is called ”Kumoo Kunda” (Mandinka for home of bees). This is where we will trial equipment, methods and techniques to find out what works best in The Gambia.
    This part of Lamin is ideal country for beekeeping with an all the year round supply of fodder and water. There are several derelict buildings which will be renovated over time to provide a processing room, workshop, storage, an office, and staff and volunteer housing. To date Mick and Jenny and their team have completed a planting programme, renovated and grass roofed three buildings. The apiary has been designed and nearly 40 Kenyan top bar and traditional hives have been sited.
    In September a cooperation agreement was signed with the Govt Dept of Forestry. This month we expect to sign an agreement with the US Peace Corps, which has 90 volunteers in the country working mainly in rural village communities, many of which are interested in beekeeping. We are also in discussion with the national beekeepers association with a view to concluding a cooperation agreement.

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