From the article in the Coventry Telegraph, we read more about how this type of skill can help the poor in Uganda.
Ten new hives have been provided which will mean extra income for poor families, better nutrients for malnourished children, and eventually, a vocational training opportunity for young people supported by Global Care.
Dave, 57, a bee inspector for Leicestershire and Rutland, said: “The idea is to give the children another skill and another source of income.
If people can get a hive with the correct baiting, which introduces a smell within it to attract the bees, then it is easy to keep them.
“Bees are plentiful in Uganda. The land is lush and green and there is lots of forage.
“A hive built locally only costs about £20 but when the average worker there is only being paid about 30p a day, which is £90 a year, then they simply can’t afford to do it.
“What we are doing is raising money for the hives and giving people awareness of bee keeping and teaching the skills so they can be used as a local resource.
“Once it is up and running a hive can give them an additional £120-£150 a year through selling honey and wax.”