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The Big Beehive Build 2017

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  • Team members: Catherine Allen, Judith Batchelar, Helen Brierley, Jenni Bright, Viv Harris, Lorraine Hendle, Ursula Lavery, Gillian McAuley, Susie McIntyre, Marnie Millard, Ann Savage, Judith Simpson, Helen Sisson, Hannah-Louise Smith, Alice Stanton and Frances Swallow
  • Event: Big Beehive Build 2017, 16 Oct 2017 to 22 Oct 2017

Farm Africa

We help African farmers to end poverty, for good.

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Thank you for visiting The Big Beehive Build team’s JustGiving page. We cannot thank you enough for choosing to support the team’s upcoming challenge in Tanzania.

For three days, the team of 15 food industry professionals will swap their desks and iPads in the UK for hammers, nails, pliers, wires and
timber in Tanzania’s Nou Forest.

Why?

Every year, Tanzania loses around 370,000 hectares of forest
– 1,000 football fields every day. Forest loss reduces water supply for nearby communities and as they struggle to grow enough to eat, they turn to cutting down trees for survival – destroying the very resource they need to survive for the long term. It’s a vicious cycle and one which we hope to help break.

Farm Africa

That’s where Farm Africa comes in, teaching communities to make money through forest-friendly businesses like honey production to protect the forests for generations to come.

The Big Beehive Build

Working alongside the local bee-keeping group, the team will attempt to build over 100 beehives in just 3 days! These Langstroth hives will help kick-start profitable and sustainable honey farming businesses for women in the Bermi beekeeping group.

Food for Good

This challenge is part of the wider Food for Good campaign which unites the food and hospitality industry behind Farm Africa's vision of a prosperous rural Africa.

Together, the industry has pledged to raise £5 million to help 70,000 people move out of poverty.

Your donation

By making a donation today you are helping more farmers to build a more sustainable future for themselves and their families. Keep an eye on the Farm Africa Twitter feed @FarmAfrica #BigBeehiveBuild17 to see how hard the team are working for your donation and to hear about their progress straight from the field.  

UK Aid Match

Between 14 October 2017 and 14 January 2018 donations in support of the Big Beehive Build will go to Farm Africa’s Growing Futures appeal that will help young farmers living in western Kenya develop sustainable horticulture businesses. Gifts from individuals based in the UK will be doubled by the Government through UK Aid Match, meaning gifts will go twice as far.

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