Welcome to the world of honeybees – the tiny noble insects, the cleverest chemist, God’s pharmacy, man’s best friends and the saviour of the planet. Life is practically is impossible without honeybees. Why & how? Plants and animals are the sources of food for man but most plants cannot produce fruits without the pollination services of the honeybees. In the absence of pollination to which honeybees make 80% contribution, trees, shrubs and crops would die out, thus putting the lives of man and animals in peril. In other words, plants are the foundation of food web. The indispensable roles of honeybees to agriculture also make them the bedrock of economic development, livelihoods, food security, nutrition and healthcare. Unfortunately, honeybees are endangered by yearly bee hunting expedition and unabated deforestation in rural Nigeria. The bee hunters destroy bee colonies with fire in order to have access to honeycombs. The poor rural people also cut trees that provide natural habitat for honeybees to use as firewood, which remains the biggest source of energy for cooking in Nigeria despite her huge gas resources. Bee Conservation Project is committed to preserving endangered honeybees through development of modern beekeeping in order to ensure continuity of life not just in Nigeria but worldwide.
“Keep bees, if you want to live long. Beekeepers live longer than anyone else”
“The bee is a magic well, the more you draw from it, the more there is to be drawn”