Category Archives: Africa

Farmers accuse Madagascar mining giant of killing

A swath of farmland around a giant nickel and cobalt mine in Madagascar has been contaminated by pesticides that have wiped out local bee populations, a group of farmers claimed Tuesday. Read More

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Uganda: Maffu Counts His Blessings Through Bees

IN 2003, Maffu started making his own hives and registered his business as Blessed Bee for Life Company. Through the company, Maffu has trained 600 farmers, who currently supply him with honey Les mer

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Island of Honey Bee’s Found In The Dessert

A unique population of honeybees isolated for perhaps the last 10,000 years has been found living at an oasis in the northern Sahara Desert. Read more

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Bees help farmers tell elephants: ‘Buzz off!’

Lore has it that elephants are afraid of mice, but scientists have now discovered that elephants are truly afraid of bees Read more

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White honey grows scarce as bees abandon Ethiopia’s parched peaks

Drought forces bees into valleys in search of flowers, meaning they produce yellow honey Read more

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Ethiopia: Parliament Passes Honey Bee Bill

Parliament passed a bill Thursday, December 10, 2009, prohibiting the export of live honey bees except by those who have specifically been licensed and the importation of live bee species and used beekeeping and processing equipment. Read more

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Uganda: Bee Farmers Get Production Support

Kampala — Apart from a conducive environment for apiary, the West Nile region is also renowned for producing good quality honey which has in the past received endorsement on the world market. Read more

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Uganda: Sweet Money From Honey

She is yet to graduate with a degree in education, but Carol Asiimwe has already carved a niche in the honey business, Elizabeth Agiro writes Read more

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Flavonoid, Phenolic Acid Content of Egyptian Honeys Analysed

Determination of Flavonoid and Phenolic Acid Contents of Clover, Cotton and Citrus Floral Honeys Read more

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Gambia: U.S. Ambassador Provides 1 Million for 13 Community Projects

The United Stated Ambassador to the Gambia Mr. Barry L. Wells on Wednesday 4th November presided over the signing ceremony for projects worth D1 million for thirteen beneficiary groups from all the seven regions in the country. Read more

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