We all know chimpanzees love honey and that they hunt for it in the wild!
This year, our sanctuary decided to build its own bee hives.
Imported honey is costly and the local honey is produced far away. For the last few years, we have known a severe shortage especially during the rainy season when routes between villages and cities are usually interrupted (heavy rains & floods, broken bridges, transport issues, bumpy & half-sunken roads, etc.)
Therefore, one of our local sponsors, the VINMART FOUNDATION, accepted to participate into this beautiful project. A team of the Foundation set up the 5 bee hives in the small forest surrounding J.A.C.K.
Bees arrived later on. Because of the rains, they were very shy but end of July two hives had been colonised.
We will still have to wait before harvesting our first honey! Bees here do also suffer from pollution and they are getting extinct too! However, we keep our fingers crossed and we try to remain positive as we are more than convinced our chimps will LOVE their Jack-made honey!!
Many, many thanks again to the VINMART FOUNDATION for its trust and wish to be part of our action! We all feel very blessed we can work together