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Beekeeping around Bwindi

Brian Mugisha

Project report, 17 pages

The project ‘Local economic development through ‘pro-poor’ gorrila tourism in Uganda’ has been developing initiatives to increase the value of gorilla tourism for both tourists and local people. This report gives a background to honey production around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park before presenting the content of the training provided to local beekeepers by Golden Bees Ltd. The training aimed to build the supply of good quality local honey by increasing the skill and knowledge of the beekeepers and introducing low cost ‘transitional’ hives. Finally, the report gives a progress update on the status of honey production in the area since the project, as well as providing recommendations and a way forward for the beekeeping industry around Bwindi.

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Mugisha B (2019) Beekeeping around Bwindi. Scaling-up production of honey and other bee products through training in beekeeping best practices and the introduction of low-cost transitional hives. Project Report. IIED, London.
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Gorilla-tracking tourist activities in Uganda's Bwindi national park generate critical revenue for conservation, but local benefits from tourism are limited and the illegal use of the park's resources continues. This project will develop and test new community-based tourism products and services that improve local skills and job opportunities, and the long-term prospects for the park.

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