training beekeepers is our focus

It would be difficult to find in Ghana beekeeping training programs that are as well rounded and professional as can be found  at Extra Mile West Africa’s  beekeeper training facility . We have a modern beekeeping training program using the “Langstroth” hive design that was implemented in 2008 in the small town of Nkwanta, Northern Volta. The original “beehive pilot” project was upgraded to a full-fledged training package by mid-2009. The construction of an up-to-date honey processing and beekeeping training center where demonstrations on centrifuge honey extraction were conducted has been so successful that by 2017-2018 it was decided to construct a beekeeping training school adjacent to the processing center where theory classes will be conducted throughout the year. We hope that our efforts will encourage Ghana beekeeping to flourish in the coming years. The new building is still under construction pending funding but should play a major role in our efforts to bring Ghanaian honey online.

 

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on the field

 

We hold theory classes each season for participants of our beekeeping  training programs, we specialize in practical hands-on-instruction in the field making it core to our training platform. Our project has at its disposal approximately one hundred Langstroth beehives for this purpose. All NGO bee sites are managed by our project coordinator, originally an Australian commercial beekeeper.

Our project does not use medicines or chemicals in any of the hives, we employ the open brood system, therefore queen excluders are not used on any hive. All beehive byproducts including wax is completely organic as there are no agricultural activities in the area.

 

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Testimonials

 

“We started beekeeping using Kenya Top Bar hives. If it wasn’t for Extra Mile West Africa, we wouldn’t have advanced into large scale modern commercial beekeeping.”

Nkwanta Beekeepers Association

David V.  President

David Vivinyo

 

this is our Ghana beekeeping training program

processing & marketing

 Beekeeping training technology,  processing, quality control, packaging and labeling and bulk sales of honey and wax products are taught at the processing center under the direction of our NGO.

associations & cooperatives

Our NGO does not involve itself with profit-making ventures, so all business involving  beekeeping in Ghana or beekeeping equipment, honey and wax sales, which includes local and bulk sales to the capital Accra is under the control of Viyada Enterprise, (FDB registered). Through the direct influence of our project the Nkwanta Beekeepers Association was registered in 2010. One of the association’s duties is to liaison with a project created  marketing cooperative on such things as training in processing and quality control.  

 

 

For further inquiries please follow the contact links on this page, thank you.

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