"Killer Bee" Touted as Economic Lifesaver in S. Africa
04/11/02 - Leon Marshall - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/
It may be widely known as the "killer bee," but to some of South Africa's many poor people, the African bee is proving a life-saver.
With the country's government under heavy pressure to reduce unemployment levels of more than 30 percent, beekeeping is being touted as a way of helping many families earn a living.
And if a university-driven experiment works out, domestic sales and exports of an alcoholic beverage made from honey could become a lucrative business for some communities.
A project called Beekeeping for Poverty Relief is one of a number of "green" initiatives that delegates from around the world learned about at the World Summit on Sustainable Development that took place in Johannesburg from August 26 to September 4.
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