Knowledge is the Key
Want to know how to develop African beekeeping?
Africa is a big and
diverse continent. According to the
website Africacheck.org there are 56 de facto states in Africa including
Somaliland. Geographically the continent
has an area of 30,220,000 km². That is
bigger than Europe, China and the USA put together (29,167,308 km²). The continent covers about one fifth of the total
land area on the planet. According to Google,
in 2011 there were just over 1 billion people living on the continent of Africa
and a majority of the world’s poorest countries today are found in Africa.
There are many different
cultures in Africa and according to the United Nation’s agency, UNESCO the
number of languages spoken in Africa varies between 1,000 and 2,500 depending
on different estimates and definitions.
Many of these cultures have their own traditional beekeeping knowledge
and practices. The climate and vegetation
of Africa ranges from desert to savannah grassland to jungle to sub-arctic
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Bee Book Update Planned
A Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping in Kenya
I am planning to develop a second edition of the above book which is currently available for free download from the Apiconsult website. Please find the book by clicking here. The target date for completion of the updated book is the end of June 2013. I would like to add an additional chapter to the book on frame hive beekeeping in Kenya and generally update the contents. For example varroa mites were discovered in Kenya after the book was written and information on varroa needs to be included. The book will also be redesigned and made more digital friendly to ensure it is easily read accross a range of devices such as PCs, tablet computers and smartphones. The updated book will remain on the Apiconsult site as a free download for all beekeepers across Africa. If you would like to support the update of the book please support this project on Indiegogo
If you have any other suggestions on how the book can be improved I would also like to hear from you.
Thank you for your support,
Tom Carroll, PhD
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