Earlier this year, Roy Dyche returned to southern Zambia to launch the first 12-month phase of a three-year project in Monze district. The project aims to improve the nutrition, health and education of 120 vulnerable womens families, particularly their children. They live in abject poverty, many of their husbands have been lost to HIV/AIDs and the area has been suffering from drought in recent years. We will work with them to construct six new apiaries with eight top bar hives in each. We will provide them with the equipment, training and ongoing support to manage their beekeeping successfully, produce and sell their honey and make added value products. The first phase of the project is nearing completion and Roy was encouraged by their results. Stuart Andrews, who has been working alongside Roy will continue with this project. This year we would like to raise £5000 to enable it to continue.