In the course of our sustainability campaign, we support various programs such as water power projects in India and Uganda as well as various social and environmental projects in Togo.
For example, we’ve been involved in reforestation work in Togo, planting 3000 indigenous trees, and have also provided 40 beehives for the local beekeeping school. These beehives are manufactured locally, which has helped provide workplaces and keep business brisk at the bee-keeping school. Every year, the school trains up to 12 beekeepers who can then set up their own business and support a family with just five beehives. All the current beehives are now populated, and more are set to follow. Honey bees are not only very hard working – they’re also extremely useful for us humans. Did you know that a single honey bee has to fly around the earth three times in order to produce 500g of honey?
Our DEBABEE is particularly excited about the establishment of a beekeeping school to promote beekeeping, which has virtually died out in this area.