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Ethiopia - Bees For Development Mar 23

Bees for Development is the global charity which makes life better with bees. They promote sustainable beekeeping to combat poverty, build resilient livelihoods and benefit biodiversity.

Monthly Update from Bees For Development:


Here is their latest statement on the progress in Ethiopia:

"Working with Pesticide Action Network we are trialling the use of food sprays as alternatives to the pesticides - which kill honey bees and other helpful insects. Here a farmer sprays onions with a mix of water and maize flour. The food spray works by attracting natural enemies - i.e. insects which predate on other insects, to the crop. We are also trialling food sprays on pulses like grass pea - all towards reducing the use of environmentally destructive pesticides.


To ensure beekeepers are able to access high-value markets for honey and beeswax, Bees for Development Ghana are establishing a new route to market by investing in Honey and Beeswax Trade Centre.
This profitable social-enterprise will improve people’s life chances, provide training and employment opportunities for those furthest from the market, support communities and help the environment!