Terroma is proud to work with B1G1 to help beekeepers in Kenya. So far we have given 5000 days of beekeeping business to Kenyan farmers. With every purchase of Terroma products, we donate to the THE MANGO TREE ORPHAN SUPPORT TRUST.
The Mango Tree Kenya strives to be a self-sustaining organization and see an empowered community fully involved in the care of orphaned children where the orphans and their families can access the support they need to learn, be productive, participate in society and achieve their full potential.
Believe it or not, you have a bee to thank for every one in three bites of food you eat.
Wild and managed bees are essential pollinators that ensure the reproduction of thousands of wild plant species and 85% of all cultivated crops.
Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors—pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and more. Many of these causes are interrelated. The bottom line is that we know humans are largely responsible for the most prominent causes.
Beekeeping is important as it helps preserve bee populations. Beehives face a lot of challenges during the year - from cold winters to insufficient resources to human intervention. However, beekeepers do their best to help bee hives survive through it all. The beekeeping community also does a lot to battle misconceptions people have about honey bees.
Running a beekeeping business can be a sustainable and ongoing way of income generation for farmers and entire families. Having a stable source of income can help not only families, but also smaller communities to improve together, have access to nourishing food, a safe living environment and high quality education for the upcoming generations to break the poverty cycle.
MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT IN KENYA
There has still been a good progress in Beekeeping. This has necessitated more distribution of bee hives to farmers with additional 40 bee hives being provided to other farmers. There was a good produce from the honey harvest this season, giving a produce of 404kg of pure quality honey processed and sold for the famers and another 300kg or more done independently by other farmers.This has increased income hence improved the earnings and economic power of these households. As of 2020, 40 more farmers were gifted bee hives making cumulative farmers benefiting so far to be 181.