Support to Beekeepers of Local Apis cerana Bees inorder to conserve the traditional beekeeping in Bhutan for improved yield of agricultural and horticultural crops to maintain biological diversity of wild flora and fauna leading to the sustainability of the ecosystem in Southern Bhutan.
Support to Beekeepers of Local Apis cerana Bees inorder to conserve the traditional beekeeping in Bhutan for improved yield of agricultural and horticultural crops to maintain biological diversity of wild flora and fauna leading to the sustainability of the ecosystem in Southern Bhutan.
NO CASH CO-FINANCING IN THIS PROJET

The support to beekeepers of local bees is deemed a valid and important intervention with a multitude of far reaching effects on the ecology and the micro-economy of producer groups at the grass root level. The proposal is geared towards the support of an enthusiastic, newly established association of 30 members in Lalikharka, in Tsirang District, dedicated to improve the traditional method of beekeeping. The support to the beekeepers of Lalikharka advice for best practices to improve traditional log/wall hives, the introduction of hygienic honey extration through the supply of a stainless steel honey extractor, the diversification of bee products and the support to the association through a build-up of a revolving scheme based on the profits from the sales of honey and related products. The project particularly addresses the participation of women.

Progress of the project:
The Awareness Workshop and Training in management practices have been completed. With support from SNV, Dr. Suendra, bee expert, and Bio Bhutan personnel visited the Beekeepers' Association from 27 to 29 October, 2009. During the 3-day workshop project implementation was discussed and a practical training held. A total of 35 Beekeepers' attended the training in Apis Cerana Management and they received practical hands-on training on bee-keeping.

31 sets of bee boxes procured and supplied to the members. The farmers received training on bee box making at Bumthang, BEEKAB for 8 days. Also 2 days training was conducted to group members for making box hive at Gopini village. And during the training the farmers could construct 2 sets of boxes. 31 carpentry tools for fox making was distributed to the group members.

More than 1000 kg of honey was sold to Bio Bhutan.


 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Bee keepers' Association
Country:
Bhutan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 6,897.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 530.00
Project Number:
BHU/SGP/OP4/Y2/CORE/09/09
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
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SGP Country office contact

Mr. Tenzin Wangchuk
Phone:
009752322424
Email:
Mr. Tshering Phuntsho
Phone:
009752322424 (ext:330)
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Address

UN House, Peling Lam (Street), Kawajangsa, Thimphu, P.O. Box No. 162
Thimphu, Bhutan, 11001