Koster Keunen specializes in the production and distribution of natural waxes and ingredients used in various industries, including personal care, cosmetics, and food. The company has a long-standing commitment to sustainability, ethical sourcing, and supporting communities in the regions where it operates. One of the initiatives Koster Keunen has undertaken is to support is the Women’s Sustainable Beekeeping project in Ghana.
The company has provided training on modern beekeeping practices, such as the use of Kenyan Top Bar hives, which are more efficient and sustainable than traditional methods. In addition, Koster Keunen has provided women beekeepers with access to safety equipment such as bee suits, veils, boots and gloves, as well as financing, which has allowed them to purchase the necessary equipment and supplies to develop their businesses.
The Women Beekeeping project has had a positive impact on the livelihoods of women beekeepers in Ghana. Women beekeepers have been able to increase the productivity of their hives and the quality of their honey, which has allowed them to earn more income and become more self-sufficient. In addition, the project has helped to empower women by giving them the skills and resources they need to succeed in a traditionally male-dominated industry.