By Sean Lawson 11th May 2018
Its been a little over a year since we officially started training ‘Ejo Heza’, our first group of trainee beekeepers in beekeeping techniques most suited to our context here in rural Rwanda. Since then things have certainly had their ups and downs, namely troubles with pests and disease, bees absconding, attacks by giant hive beetles, and our own beekeepers struggling to commit to the project. But we’ve also seen growth in our colonies, new hives and techniques learned, and friendships between us and this group develop.
It is our goal, over the next year to use this blog to update you on our regular inspections of our hives with stories, photos and videos of the goings on in a Rwandan Apiary and be able to bring many of you outside, in to our world of bees, beeswax and honey. In doing so, we’ll hopefully be able to communicate to you the importance of bees to our environment, to the livelihoods of our beekeepers/artisans, and why we at Beeutiful Creations, don’t just sell products, we promote their makers: Human and Insect.
In the meantime, why not check out this gallery focusing on what we’ve been up to over the past 12 months…