Blessed Bee for Life

Makes hive tools for farmers, teaches beekeeping and assists them to gain market access for their honey.
2013 SEED Africa Award Winner Biodiversity Yumbe, Uganda

Blessed Bee for Life promotes modern beekeeping techniques by providing training in beekeeping, tree planting and the production of honey, wax and propolis, explicitly targeting the rural poor. The enterprise also promotes waste management during the training sessions, as sawdust from the construction of the hives is used as bio-fuel. The enterprise operates in rural Uganda. It aims to improve the livelihoods of the members of local communities by establishing new business collaborations and creating job opportunities.

Eco-inclusive Impacts

Creating job opportunities for women and young people at different stages of the production of honey and other byproducts.
  • Creating job opportunities for women and youth at different stages of the production of honey and wax candles.
  • Overcoming poverty in rural areas.
  • Providing disadvantaged communities with various training courses on modern beekeeping and honey-processing technology.
  • Contributing to the greening of the environment as planting trees is necessary for beekeeping.
  • Promoting sustainable land use and reducing land degradation.
  • Reducing deforestation by providing local communities with recycled sawdust for heating and cooking.
  • Promoting entrepreneurship in rural communities.
  • Establishing collaborations between honey producers, buyers and local authorities.
  • Providing income to the poor by including them in the enterprise’s business activities.

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Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Blessed Bee for Life introduces farmers to modern beekeeping techniques, promoting the production of sustainable honey in the local community.

Yumbe District Farmers’ Association mobilises farmers to participate in the training sessions and promotes beekeeping as a new source of household income.

Kakwa Beekeepers is a cooperation of local beekeepers that use the modern honey production and hive-building technology.

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