THE BEE PROJECT
This project aims for a two-year window, where our goal is to max out at 5000 hives along the Savé river in one of Zimbabwe’s remote communal areas where families are constantly battling the elements of drought and Human-wildlife conflict.
5000 hives in turn will financially support roughly 2000 families. This area is unique where there are 2 flower seasons per annum thus two harvests, one hive will bring up to 120LBS of honey per season. With buyers in place to purchase the honey off the families in hard cash, the envisaged income per family, per annum will gross out at 1440usd.
Firehook is dedicated to manage this project throughout the development phase and help with its resources to make it a success.
We are giving our threatened wild bees a chance to thrive, and in turn – Support impoverished communities, and give them a sense of self-worth and pride in supporting their families.
This is a deeply rewarding experience. Being part of a natural life process in which honeybees pollinate flowers and plants and create beneficial honey is deeply gratifying!
Every cent helps, and every cent takes us that much closer in supporting the Communities in these wild areas, where they will be self-sustained, control their own income, fend for their families and afford the ever daunting task of paying for school fees over and above the mere cost of survival.
Our catchboxes are made from offcuts of renewable saligna, tied with wire from confiscated snares, and branded with scrap metal welded together. Thus, making them sustainable, renewable and will last for decades
OUR JOURNEY TO PROTECTING BEES OF THE WILD BEGINS HERE
THE BENEFITS OF A CATCHBOX
Used to catch bees from other colonies that are swarming.
More honeybee colonies which means faster apiary growth.
Cost-effective to catch swarms compared to starting with a beehive
Each catch box has a number and has been branded with the Firehook name, logo, and a bee which was all made from scrap metal
Healthy bees bring make healthy honey, which results in some amazing health benefits to the human body, such as antioxidants, strengthening the immune system and reducing stress. Healthy bees also results in the increase of the bee population, due to a decrease in disease and good hive maintenance.
Bees pollinate a third of our food.
Bees perform a task that is vital to the survival of agriculture: pollination. Simply put, bees keep plants and crops alive. Without bees, humans are doomed!
5 reasons why bees are important to the environment:Pollination
Wild plant growth
HELP OUR BEES THRIVEBy supporting the communities and bees in Africa, you are supporting our planet!
Every cent helps, and every cent takes us that much further away from extinction. Support our bees