Beekeeping with Sylvestre

Come spend an afternoon with Sylvestre learning about traditional beekeeping in Rwanda. Sylvestre is a self taught beekeeper with over 75 traditional log beehives, made from the trunk of a banana plant. Depending on the season you may learn how to manage hives or harvest honey or spend the day making traditional beehives out of banana stems, wood, and mud. Harvesting involves a simple honey press. Sylvestre makes a partially fermented banana juice that he uses to bait hives when trying to attract new colonies. You could work with Sylvestre and his wife making banana juice to feed the colonies or even taking honey to market.

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Activity $15
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