Koster Keunen works directly with communities and villages training the local beekeepers, most notably in West Africa, to ensure that they get the support they need. Providing essential equipment sets the stage by creating improved conditions for beekeeping and good quality wax and honey. Koster Keunen assures that beekeepers are paid fair market value for their wax. We share knowledge of best practices, hive and bee health, and we work cooperatively with the communities to create strong partnerships.
An overlooked result of healthy bees is a strong ecosystem in surrounding areas. Bees are instrumental in pollenating farm fields, which raises crop and food yields typically 40%. The communities benefit from additional food, and an increase in local economic sustainability by raising sustainable beeswax.