Central Park Bees Limited We partner with smallholder beekeepers to strengthen their incomes.
CPBL assist small scale farmers and beekeepers in rural areas many of whom were earning less than US$1 per day and living below poverty line, get involve in beekeeping by providing them with access to loans, training, extension services, a guaranteed market and a prompt payment for their honey sells. How it works, each household purchases 3 beehives (which costs around $50/each) and can earn almost $150 annually from its hives. The beehives last for 8 – 10 years, with each generating from $1,200 to $1,500 of supplemental income for the household.
This issue is important because it creates alternative business opportunity for communities to earn extra income and be able to provide basic needs to their families, i.e. send children to school, the activities help to preserve our environment from illegal logging, beekeeping activities will increase the crop harvest (30% more) due to pollination services by the bees and honey is the source of nutrition to beekeepers and their families.