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Beekeeping for Development: As Seen In Tanzania

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Beekeeping for Development
As Seen In Tanzania
How are bees kept?
Traditional Log or Bark Hives
Why "for development"?
Physical - Food, Medicine, Wine

Social - Cooperation

Economic - Income, Self-Reliance

Agricultural - Pollination

Ecological - Preservation

What has happened?
Manyoni District
What else?

Fair trade and neo-colonialism?
Why beekeeping?
Sarah Gloria Boone
Top-Bar Hives
Langstroth or Frame Hives

Extension officers lacking "transport facilities"

Inadequate training

Forests being threatened by cash croppers and livestock farmers

Aghondi National Bee Reserve - Beekeeping Division of MNRT

Beekeeping for gender empowerment?
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Ideas for further research:
A closer look at Tabora: what makes or breaks a co-op?
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