Projects

Eden Honeybee Project

The Eden Honeybee Project (EHBP) is a project to help local beekeepers maintain healthy beehives.

Named “Eden” because this project is developed in the Garden Route of Eden District, in South Africa, where no trace of the AFB (American foulbrood) illness has yet been found. In collaboration with beekeeping experts in Europe, the EHBP has three main objectives:

  1. We aim to identify the prevalence of AFB surrounding the Eden District and to identify a “safe zone” where no trace of AFB is found. We will do this by working with local beekeepers to test their honey, increasing knowledge exchanges about the dangers of translocating bees from far distances without testing, and ultimately providing a standard criteria for EHBP approved honey.
  2. We seek to raise public awareness in the importance of collecting and producing honey organically, as well as the benefits it has on human health.
  3. We wish to support local economies and local beekeepers with the latest technology in order to keep beehives healthy and prosperous, and to and encourage artisan honey and related honey product.
Testimonials

Conservation Global provided a comprehensive and engaging travel experience for a group of seasoned travelers. My expectations were exceeded due to the organization’s ability to strike a balance between learning and fun, academics were firmly grounded as the motivation for all activities. We had access to sustainability focused thought leaders who were great privileges to learn from; many of whom were only accessible through this fantastic organization and their vast network of environmentalists. From a beautiful sunrise hike of Lion’s Head in Cape Town to spending time with the students at Tsiba college in Knysna, I would happily relive this trip in a heartbeat. I am grateful for Conservation Global and the time and energy they put in to ensure a memorable, inspiring and educational South African adventure for all involved.

Morgan Mellinger May 24th, 2016

Conservation Global organized a dually educational and adventurous experience across South Africa. As a student I was able to learn more about apartheid and its effects on the nation from prominent political leaders. Also, I was able to better understand the needs and efforts of conservationists across the area to protect some of the worlds most endangered animals. From finding dolphins in the Indian Ocean, cage diving with great whites, and spotting lions on the game reserve, this experience reestablished the necessity in myself to protect our wild lands across the globe. If we do not protect them, who will?

Anna Hixson March 25th, 2015

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