Bees for Development promotes beekeeping among vulnerable groups near Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area

Batwa people are marginalised and excluded from land and economic opportunities. In south-western Uganda Bees for Development (BfD) is promoting beekeeping among vulnerable groups living near to Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area. BfD’s official website says “We are promoting beekeeping among … Continue reading Bees for Development promotes beekeeping among vulnerable groups near Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area

Ghana: Entrepreneur capitalises on opportunity in honey and beekeeping industry

Sadik Ibn Abdulai is a firm believer that the competitive advantage for northern Ghana lies in agriculture. He runs Tilaa, a beekeeping and cashew nut business operating in the Mion District and headquartered in Tamale. The company, which he co-founded with … Continue reading Ghana: Entrepreneur capitalises on opportunity in honey and beekeeping industry

Zimbabwe: Bees are being saved from extinction by an innovative project

Climate change, pesticides, habitat loss and poor bee colony management are pushing Zimbabwe’s honey bees to extinction. The species provides nutrition and income directly to more than 50,000 beekeepers across the country. Many small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe are turning to beekeeping … Continue reading Zimbabwe: Bees are being saved from extinction by an innovative project

Analysis of beeswax adulteration with paraffin using GC/MS, FTIR-ATR and Raman spectroscopy

It is generally known that beeswax is falsified, and adulterated waxes are increasingly appearing in markets. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), Fourier transform infrared and Raman spectroscopy techniques were used to assess changes in the composition of n-alkanes, fatty acids, monoesters, … Continue reading Analysis of beeswax adulteration with paraffin using GC/MS, FTIR-ATR and Raman spectroscopy

Factors influencing beekeepers income, productivity and welfare in developing countries: A review

Beekeeping has been increasingly been promoted in developing countries to create income-generating opportunities for marginalised people without exacerbating environmental degradation. While many successful programs have been implemented, there have also been projects with high resource inputs that have resulted in … Continue reading Factors influencing beekeepers income, productivity and welfare in developing countries: A review