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Back to blog Harvesting Honey in the Afram Plains

Harvesting Honey in the Afram Plains

Most of the beekeepers working with Bees for Development with live on the fringes of Digya National Park, a biodiversity hotspot where bees have access to an amazing variety of trees and flowers. Prior to training with us, several men in these communities used to trespass into the park to crop honey from bees nesting in trees. This led to conflict with wildlife rangers. Now they are able to harvest and sell a lot more honey, safely and without risk of incurring heavy fines from park authorities. Most importantly, beekeeping is giving people here a realistic alternative to charcoal production – one of the main sources of cash revenue for many communities here, but also the main driver of unsustainable deforestation.