The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 13th March was David Friend of the Rotary Club of Millom. He gave an illustrated presentation on the latest Rotary initiative, ‘Beekeeping in Ethiopia’ in conjunction with the charity, ‘Bees for Development’, which aims to provide money to allow up to 100 young Ethiopians to be trained in bee management.
They will make their own hives locally which will then provide an income for themselves and their families. This introduction of bees will be self-supporting when up and running and is a bonus to farming and the local economy.
David is hoping to raise £15,000 which will then be eligible for a global grant from Rotary.