in the field
- Theory classes in Langstroth beehive technology
- Swarm control and management
- Brood box management
- Bee site layout
- Harvesting techniques
- Foundation embossing demonstrations
- Migratory beekeeping practices
- Bee wax processing and preparation
- Repair and maintenance
- Modern processing facilities available for demonstrations
- Certificate issued at completion of program
*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.
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. Our training facility uses centrifuge extraction.
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.