Identify a beekeeping expert to ask him/her what is needed for beekeeping

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For getting our beekeeping business started, we think expert advice is needed. The community of Ololosokwan has identified beekeeping to be a very good income generating activity. They are also interested in fair trade for their honey and bee products. Now it is important to know what financial and technical resources are needed for this beekeeping enterprise.

You can support us identifying an expert / several experts in the beekeeping business and ask him/her some indicative figures and technical questions, such as which equipment is needed, how much staff with which qualifications is required, how many bees/bee hives with which criteria should be purchased, practical training manuals on beekeeping etc. If the expert also knows where to find these technical resources and the costs, fine! If not, you can help identifying local and international prices.

The attached document which you can find under "Resources" to this task might help you with the interview guidelines.

Hi everyone,

Can everyone provide an update of what's happening and what is needed?

Raul

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Dear Karin and Yanick,

I like this village because I like honey. We neighbours are left behind since no any news letter issued to update us with the progress of the village. I suggest that instead of leaving one task for so long time, may be you could rename it and place it in other ways so that when neighbours access the page can see new progress in village web page. Otherwise same task seen for more than a year without results may irritate neighbours.

Mr Yanick, right now the Arusha Municipality is flooded with honey packed in Konyagi bottles I guess this is not coming from Ololosokan. The way it is packed no body is sure of cleanness of the bottle which I must admit are collected from garbage.

If you can united yourself into Cooperative, come up with properly packed honey and use same business hawkers for distribution I am sure you can win the growing market.

Stay blessed :-)

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Dear Friends, Neighbours of Ololosokwan!

Greetings from Ololosokwan! I apologise for my missing our for quite a long time. I must admit that I have been very busy with land conflcits in our area that took my time and mslef away, and somehow i forogt to inform you all. However, underground I have been working for the beekeeping project. Due to this work underground, I have some news to report which I will share with soon.

I also take this opportunity to officially welcome those neighbours that I could welcome due my absence. You are most welcome and plsease undersatnd that we need you here so that we can succeed.

Let us keep our cause together for the benefit of the people of Ololosokwan.

I do hope that we will keep our hopes high.

With warm regards,

Yannick

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Dear Yannick,

Good work! Have you been able to get the information from the beekeeping expert?

We all look forward to reading it.

Romina

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Yannick Ndoinyo wrote:
Dear Neighbours, friends,

I have found someone who is an expert in beekeeping and he is currently teaching agriculture in a secondary school in our village. He also has trained in a beekeeping and forestry institute in Arusha. He has agreed that he is going to write his advice to us and after that I will put in the village page for all for us to share.

Best regards for all,

Yannick

It is a good progress, I suggest you work with him closely and assist him as he may lacking computer knowledge

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Dear Neighbours, friends,

I have found someone who is an expert in beekeeping and he is currently teaching agriculture in a secondary school in our village. He also has trained in a beekeeping and forestry institute in Arusha. He has agreed that he is going to write his advice to us and after that I will put in the village page for all for us to share.

Best regards for all,

Yannick

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We seem to have a bit of bad luck this time. I have been in contact with NCAA - Ngorongoro about the bee keeping project that Vincent had refered to me but the expert who helepd put that project into life has long retired. However, the project is functioning very well. I had communicated to the ministry but again the resposnsble person is admitted in hopsital.

Bad luck, but will keep trying: let us all try!

Yannick

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Dear Vincent,

many thanks for your highly valuable contribution.

I have just taken over from Natasha, and Yannick and I will lead the project in Ololosokwan village. As I understand Yannnick, he will contact the person you mentioned and come back with the outcome of the correspondence. Many thanks again for your hint.

Best wishes,
Karin

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Dear Chuwa,

Thank you very much for the advice to contact NCAA, I am in the process contacting the authority right away. I have also seen the the bee hive drawing and will study and inform you my opinion.

Let us stay connected.

Best regards

Yannick

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Dear Karin,

Ololosokwan is very near to Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA). One of the NCAA's objectives is to support the natives of Ngorongoro Conservation Areas Authority. To achieve these, NCAA has employed some experts in Community Issues including bekeeping activities. I therefore advise you to email ncaa_faru@cybernet.co.tz asking contacts for a person dealing with beekeeping.

In case of difficult in obtaining such contacts, let me know I will use other means to get contacts of person dealing with this issue at NCAA.

Yours Sincerely

Vincent A

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Dear Ndoinyo,

One of the requirement identified in the shared work document is hives. I am attaching a document outline sketch drawing for the standard hive. It is my hope that with standard of our carpenter we have in our country, it wont be a problem to make hive based on this sketch.

Also try to invite as many local community to participate in this discussion since neighbours can assist to solve a problem identified by local community themselves. Further more, it will be easier to implement this project if ideas originate from local community.

Regards

Vincent

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Welcome Chuwa

Dear Chuwa,

Welcome at Ololosokwan, you are an added resource to us.

I am sorry I was away from internet connection for 2 weeks. I am going to reply to your email very shortly.

Again, karibu sana na ujisikie uko nyumbani.

Yannick Ndoinyo

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Dear Ben,

Your skills and time were very valuable for Ololosokwan and other villages needing similar skills. We are very sorry that you had to leave Ololosokwan and Nabuur. We welcome you at Ololosokwan again in future.

We also wish you success in your life.

Yannick

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I am leaving Nabuur. I whish you all the the success you deserve. I am really sorry I can no longer support you

Good luck
Ben

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