Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ugandan Women Urged to Produce Propolis, Pollen, Royal Jelly

Women Make Candles Using Simple Technology
By John Kasozi, New Vision (Ugandan), 6/19/2007

CHRISTENE Nalubega looked attentively at her facilitator splitting the paw-paw stem mold after making a candle. "I just can't believe it," she said marvelling at Alice Kangave, the National Honey expert.

Recently, over 60 women members of Masaka Organic Farmers Association were passed out after completing a three-day bee-keeping workshop at St. Jude Rural Organic Training Centre in Masaka.

The capacity building workshop was conducted by United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, the Uganda Integrated Programme and The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation.

Participants were trained in making candles from bee wax using paw paw and bamboo stems. The stems acted as molds…

She urged farmers not to only look at the production of honey, propolis, medicine, pollen and royal jelly, but also wax. ..

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