How to make forest conservation sustainable? Is beekeeping the answer?

in upfundition •  2 months ago

We believe it is. We have started keeping bees in 2013, one year after we started building Misty Mountain Conservation Center. We built fist five hives which were colonized by bees in the following months. Now, we regularly harvest from 10 to 20 kg every year from each hive.

Tropical rainforests are depending on bees. Which simply means, more forest, more bees, more honey and also more money. It is going to be certainly impossible to save the forest without gaining direct profit from it. We were first thinking to use ecotourism as the tool to gain immediate profit for the local farmers but with the current situation, it became too risky to bring tourist to the area. That is why we started focusing on beekeeping more. During past years we have built and installed over 100 hives. We trained and equipped 20 local farmers to become beekeepers as well.

To make sure our conservation effort will be never disturbed we just started currently building another 200 hives. Our target is 1000. We rent 1000 hectares of the abandoned mountain land with remaining patches of misty mountain forest from the community for 15 years to prove them it can be more profitable to save the forest than to destroy it.

Check out how we built our new hives to save Abongphen Highland Forest in @kedjom-keku

Thanks a lot for your support!

We are a proud member of Forest Friendly Family

Forest Friendly Family is a group of Steemians who believe in the oneness of humanity and interconnectedness of beings to the environment. Our vision is to raise awareness on the impacts of our actions on the environment and inspire people to come together for the protection of our common heritage, Planet Earth. You can join @forestfriendly on our Forest Friendly Family Discord Channel or on WhatsApp by sending a message to +237 676243136.

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we are proud to be working with @kedjom-keku to conserve the Abongphen Highlands Forests and the Bamenda Highlands forests. More forests, more bees and more bees equals more honey and money

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You did a fantastic job. I love your music to chill up your important work.
By the way what are you cooking in the pot, glue? And why do you guys smoke the hive?