I am proud to support the "Bees for Development" project monthly.
Husband and wife, Simon Okello and Sharon Apiyo celebrate their first harvest of 10kg honey from one colony. Both are blind, and trained with TUNADO (The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation) using disability-specific tools and techniques that make it possible for people with visual impairments to keep bees. They are especially pleased because, as well as selling rapidly, they are enjoying having their neighbours around to chat, when they come to buy honey.
Over the past few weeks we have been sharing our Audio Guide for visually impaired beekeepers across the airwaves. The how-to guide is for anyone with a visual impairment to get started keeping bees and has been developed with blind beekeepers who have helped us to devise and test it.