Visiting Beekeepers Uganda Kisoro Africa Honey Bee, Beekeeping has not been given much attention in Uganda and Africa development planning and yet it offers great prospects for poverty alleviation, improvement of household incomes and family nutrition Africa. Although beekeeping is an old practice here in Kisoro Uganda and Africa at large, it has been largely practiced traditionally in most of Africa Countries. Training in farming/agriculture has been concentrated on crop and livestock production in Kisoro. Thus beekeeping has not been strongly mainstreamed in Kisoro and Uganda’s agriculture and there is a need to reverse this trend.
There is a need to improve the quality honey and increase the quantity of bee products for the benefit of farmers. The beekeeping sector in the Uganda can play a major role in socio-economic development and environmental conservation. Beekeeping is a source of food (honey, pollen and brood): raw material for various industries (beeswax candles, cosmetics, textiles, lubricants etc), medicine and income for beekeepers. Bees also provide pollination to both cultivated and natural plants.
The extraordinary success of agriculture as an enterprise in the northern hemisphere (Europe and America) is undoubtedly predicted on the sound knowledge base of the biology of those bees that has been developing for centuries. In comparison, the knowledge base of the honey bees from Africa is minute.
The enormous gaps revealed in the biology and management of the honey bees and other bee products of Uganda and Africa should be filled. After allot studies can the honey bees of Africa make their own contribution to the world corpus of honey bee biology and at the same time translate the honey bee into an effective developmental tool for the people of Uganda and Africa in general. Kisoro tours will give you opportunities to visit bee farmers in Kisoro District and this visit will give a general knowledge about beekeeping in Uganda