IRINGA BEE HIVES – COMMUNITY LIVELIHOODS AND ENTERPRISE

Amount of grant approved (£) : 430Year of grant : 2017

Justice Muchati, Community Business Development volunteer in Iringa, applied for a grant to supply 10 top bar bee hives and training to Mahuninga village community groups. TDT awarded a grant of £450.
Justice writes: Modern Tanzanian Top Bar bee hives (with an expected output of 25 litres of honey per hive) will improve the productivity and production of the farmers who currently use the traditional bee hives (output of 7 litres/hive). Traditional bee hives also mean that bees are killed during the harvesting process; this has a negative effect on the biodiversity, flowering and pollination services.

The first honey harvest is expected in the autumn of 2017.