Help women find a new source of income and protect the environment through beekeeping
Women are the backbone of economic activity in the villages. They are continuously looking for new sources of income. Bees, through pollination, help increase biodiversity. Studies show that 35% of the world’s food production depends on pollination.
What does the project entail?
ASAP supplies every woman participant with 5 beehives including the necessary equipment, and trains them to become beekeepers. We also buy the raw honey they produce and process it so that it can be sold at the market. Traditionally, local producers keep their bees in the bark of trees. When they collect the honey, they burn the bark, and this also kills the bees. With modern beekeeping supported by ASAP, this is no longer necessary.
What are the results?
One beehive yields a benefit of 50 euros. This source of income helps mothers pay for school fees or medicine for their families. What’s more, both the bees and the environment are protected, as this method does not require the use of tree barks. Also, pollination is more effective, which in turn increases yields. Economic activity is also stimulated, such as the construction of beehives and other equipment, and the sale of honey and wax.
The quantity of honey produced per beehive grows continuously thanks to the ongoing training of beekeepers. We receive more and more requests for extra beehives from participating beekeepers and also from other villagers who want to get involved in the project.
How much does it cost?
One beehive costs 600 euros. Every woman who wishes to become a beekeeper contributes 60 euros.
We request this contribution to ensure that participants take good care of the equipment and are motivated to get involved in the project.