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SashaMrkailo is an organic beekeeper in Serbia. See also SashaBlog. He is advising FredKayiwa in Uganda. SashaMrkailo: I always try to connect my inner thoughts and believes to my outward real life. However that is not an easy task. Real life puts many barriers before you. So my life is reflecting this. I am trying to live as independent and honest as I can. That means for me to not engage in working in areas and firms without at least somewhat human environment. I have a big problem with authoritarian relationships which I am afraid are currently ruling economical life in mu country right now. So to counter this I am trying to develop a source of living where I can work for myself in order to set myself free from this unhealthy relationships. I believe authoritarian relationships are bad both for master and servants. Also in no way can an organization be successful in my opinion if not based on free agreement founded on mutual respect. This respects involves not just the workers in a firm but also respect for the wider community and for nature too. So in spirit of this talking I am trying to learn beekeeping for a few years now, so to make my rightful living.
Dadamac and Beekeeping
FredKayiwa,Social Agriculture, April 24, 2007: IN MY STRUGGLE TO DEVELOPE THE RURAL communities in my home village I saw a need to start a bee keeping project because it looks easy and some people who are intrested what they need is the starting capital and knoweldge on how to start it.According to the servey ihave made there is much oppotunities for the community to earn aliving from the near by resources like the flowers around them can bring alot of bees to make them beehoney.I hope this is agreat opotynity to earn aliving also ihave found out that bees produce or you have to harvest twice ayear.Wich i see that its not so copmplicated to start provided one has some capital like 150usd.
i conatcted mr.BUSULWA avery big farmer in masaka town and he keeps alot of bees in his farm he has more than 50 bee hives so he accpeted to train some people who would live to do the same project and at least some people have got land were to start the bee project and right now they are going to start trainning how they can do it then once they get some money they will start the project
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TITLE OF THE PROJECT: BEEKEEPING.
NAME OF THE CONTACT PERSON. KAYIWA FRED .
E-MAIL: [email protected],
PROJECT AREA: MASAKA DISTRICT.
TOTAL PROJECT COST REQUESTED:
PROBLEM STATMENT Many people are poor because they lack knowledge to do the income generating things from the available resources because they also lack starting capital as in money.
MISSION To Improve household income level especially among the elders and women economic empowerment.
Promote sustainable organic agriculture in order to increase household income in exporting the bee honey.
PROCEDURE OF THE PROJECT
1.The beehives will be given to different individuals, then after one harvesting season, they bring back some money to buy beehives for the rest who did not get like that like that.
WHY BEE PROJECT? It is cheaper for the poor in both effort and financially. There is available market for the bee products. It does not need much land to start it.
WHEN CAN ONE EXPECT RESULTS. After six months.
WHO ARE INVOLED/PARTICIPANTS
People in the community are the participants and the first targeted group is the people of Nabi Village.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A START 10 BEE HIVES THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF MONEY IS 260 USD
AND THE TEAM IS READY TO GIVE THE ACCOUNTABILTY ALWAYS TO THE MEMBERS OF MINICIU SODAS AND OTHER DONORS
The start of the project will be spearheaded by my Father called LUGANDA SAM who is so much interested in the business and he inspired me allot to start this project.
Then it will have to involve many people in the community step--by step.
What I can say is that I hope to work with copintent people whom I trust to be faithful to each other.
Mr. BUSULWA .
But my father knows him better and he talks on him good things. He is a man of God who does not keep things and knowledge to himself instead he shares it to others.
FredKayiwa and AndriusKulikauskas chat
AndriusKulikauskas: I am working just a bit on your Beekeeping proposal. It is 1300 USD for 50 hives, yes? :: Can you do a smaller amount of hives to start?
FredKayiwa: like 10 behives :: ?
AndriusKulikauskas: Yes. Could you start with 10?
FredKayiwa: yes i can start with 10 thats ok ANdrius
AndriusKulikauskas: Also, what is Mr. Busulwa's full name? Could you write more about him? :: How much would it cost for 10? :: Also do you know about Heifer International? Here is an article that mentions their beekeeping efforts in Africa http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.201766/
FredKayiwa: 260 usd for 10 behives
AndriusKulikauskas: that's a lot easier if we have to find the money ourselves :: and you can ask for 1030 usd if you get funding from a bigger organization :: but for our lab it is easier to do test projects
FredKayiwa: a lot easier what do u mean?
AndriusKulikauskas: And who will be your team? It's important to write about your team. :: It's a lot easier for us to try to find 260 usd, yes? :: Because we personally don't have much money. :: But then you can start and later expand.
AndriusKulikauskas: Perhaps somebody can later invest or perhaps the fundraisers will believe you because of the work you have already done.
FredKayiwa: so ihave to write about my team?
AndriusKulikauskas: Yes that's important. :: Especially for our lab because we want to help people be independent thinkers.
FredKayiwa: k thats why i ont see him n line :: And also ANdrius if you happen to dream of doing any bussiness in uganda please iwill be behind you
AndriusKulikauskas: ok it's good you write that :: I am writing proposals to new clients and I will have in mind that you can help :: you're a great asset for us all at our lab!
FredKayiwa: am ready to help
AndriusKulikauskas: and you have many thoughtful projects
FredKayiwa: i find this lab as my teache father and evry thing
FredKayiwa: am nt sure how iwill also have mature ideas but am dreaming for that
AndriusKulikauskas: They don't have funding but they do have a list of links to funders: http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/info/info/fund/index.shtml
AndriusKulikauskas: and they have advice on writing a good proposal: http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/info/info/fund/preparing-a-project-propo.shtml
AndriusKulikauskas: You should write to them to ask for a free Resource Box with lots of information about beekeeping: http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/info/info/faq/what-is-a-resource-box.shtml
FredKayiwa: am going to try
AndriusKulikauskas: This is their team: http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/info/about/who-we-are.shtml
FredKayiwa: thanks ANdrius for this effort
AndriusKulikauskas: Your letter is much more important to them then my letter :: but I can keep advising you :: and also you can CC our groups :: or one of our groups so that we can follow :: and others can see your example.
* Honeybees visit about 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.
* Bees from the same hive visit about 225,000 flowers per day. One single bee usually visits between 50-1000 flowers a day, but can visit up to several thousand.
* Queens will lay almost 2000 eggs a day at a rate of 5 or 6 a minute. Between 175,000-200,000 eggs are laid per year.
* The average hive temperature is 93.5 degrees.
* Beeswax production in most hives is about 1 1/2% to 2% of the total honey yield.
* About 8 pounds of honey is eaten by bees to produce 1 pound of beeswax.
* Honeybees are the only insects that produce food for humans.
* Just a single hive contains approximately 40-45,000 bees!
* During honey production periods, a bee's life span is about 6 weeks.
* Honeybees visit about 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.
* A bee travels an average of 1600 round trips in order to produce one ounce of honey; up to 6 miles per trip. To produce 2 pounds of honey, bees travel a distance equal to 4 times around the earth.
* Bees fly an average of 13-15 mph.
http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.201766/ In 2001, the BotharFoundation has awarded HeiferInternational $50,000 for beekeeping projects in five African Countries.
Apis-UK June 2005 newsletter includes an article about PhilipMcCabe of the Irish Beekeeper's Association raised money for Bothar and Bees for Development Trust. Another article is about BBC news presenter BillTurnbull of Bees for Development.
http://www.honeycareafrica.com/ This is the link to Kenyan NGO
http://www.hivessavelives.com/_projects.asp Very uinteresting Fred, this people are helping beekeepers in Africa, I see they are very active in Uganda, and have connections with local beekeepers, you may contact them and ask for help
Sasha: this would be essential for anyone wishing to start a top bar hive beekeeping project. Its a essence of material that I gathered during years of research.