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Beekeeping

Fobwa is involved in a number projects including community bee farming.

Started in the western Baviaanskloof with R350000 from the Global Environmental Facility administered by the UN Development Programme, this project is creating jobs and money through the supply of organic honey, wax, pollinating services, mead, medicinal propolis and many other subsidiary products.
A further project was started to the value of R205000 targeting a Van Stadens community and a Blinkwater community. Beekeeping is in itself a valuable initiative and the project management funds generated is used to support all the other FOBWA projects.
The latest site to developed  for beekeeping is a village called Elundini on road between Alice and Seymour near Hogsback. The village is typical for the old Ciskei in that there are few opportunities for gainful employment and residents survive mainly on pensions and grants.  
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