01 de juny 2015

NO BEES....

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NO BEES, NO HONEY,
NO BEES, NO POLLINATION
NO POLLINATION, NO CROP YIELDS
NO CROP YIELDS=HUNGER+POVERTY
In Sub-Saharan Africa and particularly in Cameroon, the constant struggle with poverty leads to pressure on the surrounding natural wildlife and forest resources with a gradual but constant loss of natural forest habitats. This in turn is endangering the survival of rare species of plants and animals. BAPESU uses beekeeping to provide local communities with economic incentive to protect the forests and its wildlife. The flowers of forest trees are the primary food of honey bees in many parts of the tropics.

Since we place great importance on beekeeping, it constitutes one of our core activities and is used as a strong tool in our conservation work. Beekeeping sustains livelihoods and help families in combating poverty. Bees pollinate flowering plants and making it vital for life on earth. Adequate pollination provided by honey bees leads to good quality seeds and fruits, better crop yields and is essential for maintaining biodiversity.

With our beekeeping projects we help local beekeepers and those that want to start beekeeping with free support through practical training, advisory and consultancy services. BAPESU works with individuals and beekeepers groups (disadvantaged groups especially women). We strongly think that beekeeping can be used as a strong vehicle for rural development and biodiversity conservation. Watch video interview on role of beekeeping as a vehicle for rural development, a tool for biodiversity conservation and protection of the environment. Watch video below interview on role of beekeeping as a vehicle for rural development, a tool for biodiversity conservation and protection of the environment.

BAPESU welcomes networking and cooperation partnership with beekeeping groups, organizations, research and educational institutions worldwide. We envision starting a queen breeding and free supply of colonies to underprivileged beekeepers, so we highly welcome sponsorship from any kind people and organisations.

 http://www.bapesu.org/projects/beekeeping/