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CHAKE CONSERVANCY
Indigenous people told researchers working for Save The Elephants charity that they had noticed that elephants avoided damaging trees that had wild bees’ nests in them. The Chake Conservancy Area is now promoting apiary with native honeybees to produce honey, improve pollination and protect farmers’ crops by repelling elephants as a live fence.
African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) are a keystone species here in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. This means that they support many other life-forms in their native habitat. They help create their savanna habitat by destroying some trees and creating a mosaic of forest and grassland that suits the lives of many other creatures including our people. Elephants spread the seeds of many trees by eating their fruit and transporting their seeds inside them and dropping them in their dung for miles around. Furthermore ecotourists travel to Kenya to see them and they spend money on guides and accommodation which brings income. Elephants are fundamentally helpful but they also can cause problems when they raid farmers’ crops. This can lead to human wildlife conflict that can hurt or even kill elephants and people.
Would you like to help out by sponsoring a hive or two? Well, now you can! This type of gift means a lot to the local people and will keep on benefitting the conservancy in multiple ways! Sweet! Sponsor a beehive installation complete with bees for US $65
Sponsor a Beehive
Chake purchases pre-loaded hives from a local apiarist at $65 per hive. Our target is to deploy 250 hives! Chake Conservancy has deployed 30 beehives as of November 2020. The hives benefit from a small local water source with floats to prevent the worker bees from drowning. “Thanks to Chake conservancy for installing beehives along the escarpment to stop elephants from invading community farms. Only last year I lost 5 acres of maize farm, 2 acres of beans and also my neighbours too lost several acres. Since the beehives were installed we have sound sleep without thinking our farms will be invaded. We thank all parties who donated the beehives to help us do our farming without fear. We too promise NO MORE retaliations will be recorded in Chake conservancy Masai Mara.” Mr. Cheruiyot, local farmer.
Progress So Far
Further Reading On Beehives vs Elephant Raids
Maasai Honey Biscuits Here’s a recipe for Maasai Honey Cookies. https://www.fathomaway.com/recipe-maasai-honey-biscuits-angama- mara-kenya/
Did you know? The consumption of honey is deeply rooted in Maasai culture. Traditionally Maasai made honey beer and consumed honey with cow’s milk. Hunters followed Honey Guide birds to locate wild bees’ nests and would often share the comb with the bird. Read more about traditional Maasai diet from Christopher Masterjohn here. African honey bees Apis m. scutellata tend to launch more bees from their hive when disturbed and this results in more numerous stings.
Would you like to help?  Chake has an ongoing GOFUNDME campaign that welcomes donations.  Do you have skills that might assist us? Contact Chake
Chake Seeks Sponsors For Our Beekeeping Program Chake’s Chief Bee is Ms. Beatrice Oyaro. She kindly serves as point of contact for prospective sponsors for our Beekeeping program and welcomes all new sponsors. Chake has a record of successful partnership with Diana Miller of Lion Lovers.
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© Chake Conservancy and licensors 2020
Indigenous people told researchers working for Save The Elephants charity that they had noticed that elephants avoided damaging trees that had wild bees’ nests in them. The Chake Conservancy Area is now promoting apiary with native honeybees to produce honey, improve pollination and protect farmers’ crops by repelling elephants as a live fence.
African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) are a keystone species here in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. This means that they support many other life-forms in their native habitat. They help create their savanna habitat by destroying some trees and creating a mosaic of forest and grassland that suits the lives of many other creatures including our people. Elephants spread the seeds of many trees by eating their fruit and transporting their seeds inside them and dropping them in their dung for miles around. Furthermore ecotourists travel to Kenya to see them and they spend money on guides and accommodation which brings income. Elephants are fundamentally helpful but they also can cause problems when they raid farmers’ crops. This can lead to human wildlife conflict that can hurt or even kill elephants and people.
Would you like to help out by sponsoring a hive or two? Well, now you can! This type of gift means a lot to the local people and will keep on benefitting the conservancy in multiple ways! Sweet! Sponsor a beehive installation complete with bees for US $65
Sponsor a Beehive
Chake purchases pre-loaded hives from a local apiarist at $65 per hive. Our target is to deploy 250 hives! Chake Conservancy has deployed 30 beehives as of November 2020. The hives benefit from a small local water source with floats to prevent the worker bees from drowning. “Thanks to Chake conservancy for installing beehives along the escarpment to stop elephants from invading community farms. Only last year I lost 5 acres of maize farm, 2 acres of beans and also my neighbours too lost several acres. Since the beehives were installed we have sound sleep without thinking our farms will be invaded. We thank all parties who donated the beehives to help us do our farming without fear. We too promise NO MORE retaliations will be recorded in Chake conservancy Masai Mara.” Mr. Cheruiyot, local farmer.
Progress So Far
Further Reading On Beehives vs Elephant Raids
Maasai Honey Biscuits Here’s a recipe for Maasai Honey Cookies. https://www.fathomaway.com/recipe-maasai-honey-biscuits-angama- mara-kenya/
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Did you know? The consumption of honey is deeply rooted in Maasai culture. Traditionally Maasai made honey beer and consumed honey with cow’s milk. Hunters followed Honey Guide birds to locate wild bees’ nests and would often share the comb with the bird. Read more about traditional Maasai diet from Christopher Masterjohn here. African honey bees Apis m. scutellata tend to launch more bees from their hive when disturbed and this results in more numerous stings.
Would you like to help?  Chake has an ongoing GOFUNDME campaign that welcomes donations.  Do you have skills that might assist us? Contact Chake
Chake Seeks Sponsors For Our Beekeeping Program Chake’s Chief Bee is Ms. Beatrice Oyaro. She kindly serves as point of contact for prospective sponsors for our Beekeeping program and welcomes all new sponsors. Chake has a record of successful partnership with Diana Miller of Lion Lovers.
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Indigenous people told researchers working for Save The Elephants charity that they had noticed that elephants avoided damaging trees that had wild bees’ nests in them. The Chake Conservancy Area is now promoting apiary with native honeybees to produce honey, improve pollination and protect farmers’ crops by repelling elephants as a live fence.
© Chake Conservancy and licensors 2020
African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) are a keystone species here in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. This means that they support many other life-forms in their native habitat. They help create their savanna habitat by destroying some trees and creating a mosaic of forest and grassland that suits the lives of many other creatures including our people. Elephants spread the seeds of many trees by eating their fruit and transporting their seeds inside them and dropping them in their dung for miles around. Furthermore ecotourists travel to Kenya to see them and they spend money on guides and accommodation which brings income. Elephants are fundamentally helpful but they also can cause problems when they raid farmers’ crops. This can lead to human wildlife conflict that can hurt or even kill elephants and people.
Would you like to help out by sponsoring a hive or two? Well, now you can! This type of gift means a lot to the local people and will keep on benefitting the conservancy in multiple ways! Sweet! Sponsor a beehive installation complete with bees for US $65
Sponsor a Beehive
Chake purchases pre-loaded hives from a local apiarist at $65 per hive. Our target is to deploy 250 hives! Chake Conservancy has deployed 30 beehives as of November 2020. The hives benefit from a small local water source with floats to prevent the worker bees from drowning. “Thanks to Chake conservancy for installing beehives along the escarpment to stop elephants from invading community farms. Only last year I lost 5 acres of maize farm, 2 acres of beans and also my neighbours too lost several acres. Since the beehives were installed we have sound sleep without thinking our farms will be invaded. We thank all parties who donated the beehives to help us do our farming without fear. We too promise NO MORE retaliations will be recorded in Chake conservancy Masai Mara.” Mr. Cheruiyot, local farmer.
Progress So Far
Further Reading On Beehives vs Elephant Raids
Maasai Honey Biscuits Here’s a recipe for Maasai Honey Cookies. https://www.fathomaway.com/recipe-maasai- honey-biscuits-angama-mara-kenya/
Paypal cart button
Did you know? The consumption of honey is deeply rooted in Maasai culture. Traditionally Maasai made honey beer and consumed honey with cow’s milk. This is literally the land of milk and honey! It’s traditional to give 5 pots of honey to newly weds. Hunters followed Honey Guide birds to locate wild bees’ nests and would often share the comb with the bird. Read more about traditional Maasai diet from Christopher Masterjohn here. African honey bees Apis m. scutellata tend to launch more bees from their hive when disturbed and this results in more numerous stings.
Would you like to help?  Chake has an ongoing GOFUNDME campaign that welcomes donations.  Do you have skills that might assist us? Contact Chake
Chake Seeks Sponsors For Our Beekeeping Program Chake’s Chief Bee is Ms. Beatrice Oyaro. She kindly serves as point of contact for prospective sponsors for our Beekeeping program and welcomes all new sponsors. Chake has a record of successful partnership with Diana Miller of Lion Lovers.
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