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I was a cattle keeper then I took up beekeeping

  • Bees in development
  • Aligo M
  • 2009
  • Your Story
  • English
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I was a cattle keeper but during the long war in Sudan my cattle were raided several times and I lost them all.  In order to pay school fees and support my family with basics I thought of beekeeping because they are not easily stolen.  I started with 50 local hives made of reeds and grass with a skill I learned from my grandfather.  It worked but fire burning by hunters made me lose 10 in 2000.  Today I have changed all of them with Kenyan top bar hives and I have put them in three apiaries well cleaned under big trees near my house.  For the last 9 years my children clean harvest and sell honey and pay their basic school expenses.  Many friends and buyers come to the house to buy the honey sometimes.  We produce 2 to3 tonnes yearly. I am looking for information for a small cottage processor so that I can add value and get more money by selling the honey and its byproducts separately. Manoah Aligo Yei Southern Sudan October 2009

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