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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
Author: Rebecca Howard, Michael Tchana and Bees for Development
Publisher: Bees for Development
Edited by Rebecca Howard, Michael Tchana and Bees for development
Beekeeping Enterprise Development Guide 4
This Guide continues the procedures that the trading company Guiding Hope (Cameroon) developed to operate an export-orientated marketing system for honey and beeswax. The booklet documents all processes involved to meet stringent import requirements for EU markets. The success story of a first shipment of 20 tonnes of honey and 100 tonnes of beeswax to Germany and the UK is told. This case study provides a vivid picture of the shocks, challenges and experiences of Guiding Hope in organising successful export. The result is a doubling of farm gate prices for poor rural beekeepers. These experiences provide good lessons for other organisations aiming to export to the EU.