Bees for Development Journal Edition 134 - March 2020

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Bees for Development Journal 134 March 2020

NOTICE BOARD FUNDING OPPORTUNITY The Rome 1% Fund offers grants of up to US$ 5,000 (€4,500) for small-scale beekeeping projects and is making a call for proposals from community groups in the Caribbean, Latin America, and south-west Pacific. Applications can be made online at www.one-percent-fund.net AWARD A professional development programme that strengthens the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to poverty alleviation and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. See www.awardfellowships.org HOTSPOT Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot Call. Small grants (maximum US$10,000 (€8,800)) in Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe - applications only accepted upon invitation. To discuss your project idea with one of our team members first write to cepf-eam-rit@birdlife.org AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL The oldest English language beekeeping publication in the world. See a digital copy and subscribe at www.americanbeejournal.com BEE CRAFT UK Beekeeping Journal for beginners and seasoned apiarists. View a digital copy and subscribe at www.bee-craft.com BEE CULTURE The magazine of American beekeeping. Today’s techniques. Tomorrow’s ideas. US$15 (€13) for a digital subscription. See www.BeeCulture.com

7. Honey is a valuable, nutritious food and a natural herbal medicine. Therefore, remove honeycombs very carefully

8. Refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol, using pesticides, herbicides and the use of fireworks near to a bee colony

Photos © Ljubo Stefanov

Honeyland

Congratulations to everyone involved in Honeyland, a film about Hatidze Muratova, a wonderful beekeeper in Macedonia, who houses her bees in skeps. The film was nominated for two Oscar awards: best documentary feature and best international feature.

9. Relocation of a colony should be undertaken after 1800 hours on a wet day and after 2000 hours on a dry day

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