There was excitement and jubilation in Amudat district after Wimrob Bees Company Uganda Limited officially launch Female Apiary Managers program. A total of nine ex-surgeons with a family number of 120 family members received apiary start up packages worth 11m Uganda shillings.

The packages includes 90 Kenya Top Bar hives, 9 smokers, 9 bee suits, 9 smokers, 9 bee brush, hives, gumboots and gloves. Each FAM beneficiaries went back home with 10 KTB hives and hives inspection and harvesting kits.

Wimrob Bees Co. Ltd managing director, Robert Okodia said the Amudat ex-female surgeons are now ready to turn bee keeping and honey production into gold. “I am already impressed with their commitment, energy and the passion they female apiary managers have exhibited”.

We pledge our total commitments, experience in this sector and technical support so that ex surgeons are independent and making money from honey production.  Okodia added that each surgeon receives a monthly facilitation of 50,000 (UGX) as motivation for managing the apiaries.

“This is a pilot project and eventually we will be able to scale it up to other ex-surgeons, child mother, girls who drop out of school, mothers living positive and widows who are passionate about bee keeping and honey productions”.