Kutsungirira Beekeeping Society (Kutsungirira is the Shona word for Perseverance in difficult times) is a co-operative of beekeepers in the Mwenezi District in Zimbabwe. Founded in 1997 by 10 heads of families, 7 of whom women, the aim of the KBS is the training of beekeepers, the creation of optimal conditions for bee-keeping, and the generation of income from the sale of honey and related products, all on an environmentally friendly and small-scale basis. The heart of the KBS's activities is the training and guidance of new beekeepers. Up to now, 200 men, women and school-children have received training. The waiting-list contains another 300. The lessons are exceedingly practical. Through observation, video-tapes and practical exercises, the participants learn how to deal with the bees and to harvest and process their products.
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Bee Support FoundationTussen de Bogen 481013 JB Amsterdam Netherlands