bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Women beekeepers in the land of milk and honey

Eighty Palestinian woman in East Hebron, 55 kms south of Jerusalem, are being encouraged to become beekeepers are paying $150 for bees, equipment and 30 hours of practical classes. Traditionally beekeeping has been a male pursuit in Palestine. They are expected to earn $200 in the first year, rising to $300 in the second -- very significant income in this area. It is planned that more women will start beekeeping next year when the imported Italian bees have multiplied.

The project is being subsidised by the East Hebron Area Development Programme (ADP)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Turlough,

Have been reading your blog for 2 years and continue to look forward to your story links, anecdotes, pictures and opinions of bee culture.

Thank You

5:39 am  

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