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The bees for babar society consists of a small number of volunteers in Canada and Ghana reaching out to improve village life for subsistence farmers in northern Ghana.

Our grassroots society provides micro loans tied to education and training to support small scale beekeeping in rural areas – in order to protect crops frequently destroyed by wildlife.
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THE WORD ‘BABAR’ IN THE GONJA LANGUAGE
OF NORTHERN GHANA, MEANS “COME TO MY AID”.
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bees for babar … a project which promotes conservation, eco-tourism & beekeeping as income-generating activities in developing countries.

Protecting crops will protect wildlife

While elephants can cause considerable damage to crops and regenerating forests, other wildlife, such as impala and monkeys, can also cause losses.  All animals can be ‘trained’ by honeybees to avoid these areas.

To protect gardens and crops, villagers sometimes shoot wildlife.  Fewer animals will be killed, if they’re driven away by bees, and ‘trained’ to stay away by the ongoing presence of hives.
As wildlife conflicts are reduced, and individual farmers reap the benefits associated by increased crop security, the proximity of game reserves will be appreciated as an asset, rather than a liability. Since many villages are near national parks or game reserves, changed attitudes can lead to increased participation in the eco-tourism industry.

In this way, bees for babar works to promote and integrate wildlife appreciation and conservation with eco-tourism, increased food security, and supplemented incomes – by simply investing in bees and beekeeping.

bees for babar
Registered charity number: 856875018RR0001
890 Eberts St.
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1P6
250-751-3167

 

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