Thursday, December 29, 2011

Anita the Beekeeper

     The subject of beekeeping in poor countries has intrigued me for some time.  Beekeeping can play an important role in the third world by providing income, increased crop pollination and productivity and natural pollination.  Programs like Heifer International (https://secure1.heifer.org/gift-catalog/honeybees.html), Bees for Development (beesfordevelopment.org/) and a local organization Bee World Project (honeybeecentre.com/bee-world-project) provide a means of assistance for beekeepers in poor countries.  This wonderful film produced by Unicef  portrays a young Indian woman who pays for her schooling through beekeeping and earns the respect of her community.

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