Category Archives: Africa

Uganda: Harvesting Honey for Commercial Purposes

Kampala — Born 60 years ago, Mugisha Elly never knew that his love for bees would turn into an income generating activity. At an early age, he started by harvesting wild honey combs, a habit that developed into a passion … Continue reading

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Partnership to improve honey quality in Uganda endorsed

British Council has entered a partnership to improve the quality of honey in the country. Read more

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Reducing Poverty through Beekeeping in Ghana

Researchers say the Government’s efforts at reducing poverty in the country especially in the rural areas could be given a boost if apiculture or beekeeping were taken as a serious venture. Read more

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Man lives with bees for two years

The bees, believed to have been more than 100 000, had camped in the kitchen cupboard and roof of House Number 652 but that did not bother the owner of the house who only identified himself as Ngwenya. Read more

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Reducing Poverty Through Beekeeping

Researchers say the Government’s efforts at reducing poverty in the country especially in the rural areas could be given a boost if apiculture or beekeeping were taken as a serious venture. Read more

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Seattle defendant pleads guilty to importing tainted Chinese honey

A Chinese citizen accused of illegally importing honey to the United States — including one shipment tainted with antibiotics — pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court at Seattle. Read more

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Making sweet money from bees

The margins on resale of goods, especially those which are imported, are narrowing. Many Ugandans involved in trade are feeling the pinch as would-be buyers of imported goods look for alternatives or postpone consumption where possible, to wait for the … Continue reading

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Uganda: Honey Production to Start in Park

Members of Alpine Honey Producers have signed an agreement with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to allow them start bee-keeping in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Read more

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Rwanda: Honey – Country Targets International Market

According to RARDA, the national demand for honey will increase from 1,600 tonnes in 2006 to 13,800 tonnes by 2020. Read more

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Kenya honey heads to Europe

Kenyan bee farmers will begin exporting honey to the European market in the next two weeks, following the commissioning of new testing equipment at the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). Read more

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