Train a Community to Beekeep
This program consists of an introduction to beekeeping course and a hive building workshop. The initial training is then followed by monthly workshops at the hives to enable hands-on learning. Each community is equipped with three hives per participant, five beekeeping kits and a solar extractor. The Universal Outreach beekeeping extension team continues to support these new beekeepers even after the course is finished. This program is where it all begins and the Universal Outreach beekeeping trainers are the best in the country. Learn more here.
Training a community (20 people) – $9,500
Train one farmer to beekeep – $475
Buy a farmer a beekeeping suit – $95
Buy a community a honey extractor kit – $330
Buy a farmer a hive – $40
Beekeeping Extension Team
Our beekeeping extension team is essential for the development of the honey industry in Liberia. Consisting of Liberia’s most knowledgeable beekeepers, this team travels throughout the country to train new beekeepers and provide ongoing support. They offer a hand, provide resources and share new information. They also collect data on bee health and colonization rates so trends in bee populations can be monitored. It’s a sweet job and we need your help to keep the extension team in the field.
$7200 – Salary and transportation for an extension worker for a year
$600 – Salary and transportation for an extension worker for a month
$2500 – Motorcycle for an extension worker (we try to buy used motorcycles)
$400 – Extension worker beekeeping kit
Intermediate Beekeeping Course
Each year 20 of the most promising new beekeepers gather for 5 days of instruction that will take their skills to the next level and provide them with the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences. This chance to attend this workshop motivates beekeepers to work hard throughout the year.
$3000 – For the whole workshop
$150 – For one beekeeper to attend
Harvest Refresher Program
Right before harvest season we provide a series of honey extraction refresher courses. It’s a very important time of year and how the honey is harvested is critical to everyone’s success. During this workshop participants evaluate strong harvest ready hives that are and discuss how they would approach extracting the honey. Not all honey in a hive is harvestable and it’s important to get it right! Harvest equipment is also distributed to communities in need.
$500 – For one refreshed course (includes a solar extractor)
$3000 – For the entire program
Bright Stars Scholarship Program
This is your opportunity to reward a diligent student. These scholarships inspire students to do their best and they help remove financial barriers that can get in the way children attending school. Scholarships are awarded based on yearly grades and an independent assessment test. The recipient of your scholarship may change each year. Learn more here.
$40/month for a full scholarship (or $480/year)
$20/month for a partial scholarship (or $240/year)
To provide a scholarship, call us at 604-922-0495 to set up monthly payments on your credit card or make a once a year payment.