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Huye Rwanda 2017
Follow-up december 2017
Follow-up august 2018
Visit november 2019
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Improved Beekeeping project Huye Rwanda 2017

Location:             Huye district, Kinazi sector, Rwambariro cell - Rwanda

Project leadtime: 30 months

Requestor:          Dan Gashugi

Description of the project:

Rwanda is a developing country in Africa, with high density of population. This means that many peoples are poor and they do not have enough land; this causes poverty in many families in rural areas like Rwambariro cell. To fight against poverty we decided to start a beekeeping project because it only takes a small lands and it does not require other funds after start up. It will be a beneficial project with good outcome.


  • Creating jobs for all members or initiators of this project including me as project coordinator
  • To provide mutual insurance scheme to neighbourhood (poor people) around this project and employing them
  • With the outcome of this project the members and neighbours will be given small domestic animals to improve their life (goats, piglet,…)
  • Encourage local artisans in the production of beekeeping equipment


Direct beneficiaries are Ngarambe Sosthene, Eliab Masandi, Mukarwego Ndahiro, Ndayisaba Mukashema Donatha and their families. And we will employ technician beekeepers for the installation because most of us know this cultivation only in a traditional way.


Total cost of the project is 2.229.000 Frw, being 2.300 €


Estimate cost in RwFr

Traditional hive (to retrieve the bees)

25 hives x 3.000 RwFr/hive = 75.000 RwFr

Modern hive “langstroth”

25 hives x 50.000 RwFr/hive = 1.250.000 RwFr


350.000 RwFr

Soaker of 200 l

300.000 RwFr


30.000 RwFr


20.000 RwFr

Tools (knive, brush, ….)

34.000 RwFr

Protective clothes

100.000 RwFr

Protection of the Queen

10 x 2.000 RwFr = 20.000 RwFr


50.000 RwFr


2.229.000 RwFr


  • Use of chemicals on plants which may kill the bees
  • Climate change
  • Natural disasters
  • Budget constraint due to price fluctuations at the market

Attached documents:



Follow-up of the project

Date:                   December 29th 2017
Name project:     Project 74 – Kinazi – Improved beekeeping project

General status:

The project is progressing well in general. We have installed the basic necessary equipment for production; we still have to wait for 4 months to get the production.

Progress since last status report:

These activities have done up now:

  • Site preparation
  • Fence construction
  • Purchase and installation of basic equipment for production: hives, protection of Queens and smoker.
  • The queens moved and installed
  • Shed construction.

Financial status:

  • Total Budget received: RwF 2,300,000
  • Expenses up to the end of  December 2017: RwF 1,500,000
  • Balance:  RwF 800,000


It is not a big problem, just a miscellaneous: After consulting different experienced persons in bee keeping, we decided to build a shed (kind of a big shelter) covering the modern hives. After that, we expect more production.

Attached documents (pictures, reçu’s,…):



Follow-up august 2018

Date:                   August 13th 2018
Name project:     Project 74 – Kinazi – Improved beekeeping project

General status:

The project is progressing well. The production of honey was delayed because of the long and heavy rain season.

Progress since last status report:

The first production of honey (15 kg), expected in May, took place in July. Also in August 15 kg of honey was produced. All runs smooth and as expected.

Financial status:

Balance:  RwF 800.000



Attached documents (pictures, reçu’s,…):



Visit of the board Vleugels van Hoop november 2019

Date:                    November 7th 2019
Name project:       Kinazi – Improved beekeeping

N° project:            74

General status:

The project is functioning very well. The honey has a high quality and is very wanted.
The collection of honey is executed in a professional and very hygienic way. The machine is well maintained.
Part of the honey is shared amongst the beneficiaries, the remaining part is sold. A part of the honey and combs is share with the poor children of the neighbourhood (good for their health).
The buyers of the honey suggest an increase of the price as the quality is so good.
After starting up the new hives a higher production and yield is expected.


Several hives were destroyed by poisoning the bees by jealous people (unknown).

Attached documents (pictures, reçu’s,…):

Clic here. Pictures of the board visit in November 2019.



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