Malawi Honey Farming

Your Donation

£50: Just £50 will help one family to start producing Honey!

Our Impact

Since inception we are benefitting 14 villages, that's 280 families.
Benefitting over 2500 people approximately
This project encourages empowering women, the elderly and orphans.

There emerges from their bellies a drink,(Honey) varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought.

(Quran 16:69)

Project Introduction:

Beekeeping has a long tradition in Africa, but is not commonly practiced as a commercial activity because of the lack of resources and training.

Through bee-keeping we are able to provide an income for people who are living on average less than 60p a day. It also enables the community to preserve the forests, as trees are used for beehives.  Additional income will be used for buying more beehives to enhance honey production.

We aim to encourage Honey farming (Bee Keeping) as this has multiple benefits.

The Process:

Two villages were chosen to pilot the project.  An initiation ceremony took place. Bee-keeping training was provided to each village. This covered the  usage of equipment, clothings and construction of the bee sheds. Colonized bee hives will be transferred from the forests into the bee apiaries (sheds). The two sites Namwala and Nangapoche respectively have 10 Bee Hives & 2 Catcher Hives each.

Benefits to the communities:

  • Provision of an additional high-energy food source for communities.
  • An opportunity for additional income for the communities.
  • The presence of beehives in forest areas would lower the risks of deforestation in that area.
  • The beekeeping activities would be operated by the local community, with supervision and advice from local experts.

As well as an extra source of food, most of the honey would provide additional income, which would be used to maintain the beehives and suits, and to pay for extra beehives.

Health Benefits of Honey:

  • Raw Honey is a live food and contains amongst other things; Enzymes, Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidants, Nutraceuticals, Trace amounts of proteins. (All of these are known to have a positive effect on health and vitality).
  • Anti-Bacterial, Ant-Inflammatory, Anti-Viral and Anti-Fungal (can be used topically to treat infection).
  • Treats coughs/upper respiratory infections
  • TMay promote better blood sugar control (Experimental evidence indicates that consumption of honey may improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity compared to other sweeteners).
  • Improved HDL cholesterol.
  • Boost immunity.
  • Pre-digests starches for you – If you leave your raw honey on bread for 15 minutes, the amylase enzyme begins to break down the complex sugars/starches in the bread, making it ultimately easier to digest for you.

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