100 Youths in Kilum forest to plant 3000 trees in their forest to increase bee forage. Many youths of Kilum forest are bee farmers. Apiculture has been a tool to fight bushfire, create jobs and increase income in Kilum forest area. Bee farmers do not burn the forest and should fire occur in the forest they rush to put it off to protect their beehives and so they protect the forest. Oku White Honey is produced by this forest and it is certified and thus will fetch more money.
The number of trees that bees depend on to produce Oku White Honey in the forest are reducing due to forest degradation by bushfire resulting from slash-and-burn. Many young people are over exploiting the forest for firewood and tools. Many young people lack jobs and are poor and depend on the forest for apiculture. The quantity of honey in the forest could be increased if more bee loving trees are planted in the forest. Apiculture manages bushfire and maintain forest. It will secure jobs/money.
100 young bee farmers will plant 3000 native bee loving trees in the forest to increase bee forage. They will be trained on the importance of native bee loving trees in the forest for honey production and the need to fight and prevent bushfire to protect their beehives. Bee farmers will learn the types of native bee loving trees in the forest and the nursed trees in the nursery will be labelled for learning. The increase in bee forage will increase honey production.
More honey will be produced from the forest. Number of trees will be increased in the forest by 3000. Jobs for 100 youths will be secured through apiculture Income generation will be increased from beehives. Young bee farmers will know more about bee loving trees to plant and protect. Young bee farmers will know how to prevent and manage bushfires. More youths will join apiculture. Youth bee farmers will learn how to nurse and plant more bee loving trees.