Date(s) - April 17, 2015
12:00 am - 1:30 am
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We are excited to invite you to join mother-daughter apis melliferous team, Mary & Caneen Canning, as they share their “honey for humanity” social entrepreneurship journey into the heart of Africa, bringing home wild Tanzania Asali.
The evening will kick off with light refreshments & a short video vignette featuring traditional to modern beekeeping in Tanzania, followed by Mary & Caneen sharing their journey to help alleviate poverty through “honey money” in alignment with Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda and business partner, David Camara, CEO of Tanzania National Beekeeping Supplies; a partnership forged to demonstrate how community based resource management protects wildlife and the environment while returning profit to human stewards.
Their mutually held mission establishing sustainable beekeeping practices, utilizing modern equipment with traditional methods, is meant to empower local farmers’ entry into the global marketplace. Thus Follow The Honey has partnered with New York based architects Jaklitsch/Gardner to build the first state-of-the-art USDA certified facility in Dodoma, Tanzania. For the uninitiated, “nyuki” is Swahili for bee and “asali” is Swahili for honey. Haba na haba hujaza asali kibaba. [Little by little fills the honey pot.]
Do join us for a “hakuna matata” of an evening promising to be rich in cross-cultural bee education sweetened with tastes of molasses-like Tanzania miombo blossom honey.
DIRECTIONS: Follow the Honey is just a short walk from the Harvard T stop. For those who drive please note that Cambridge parking meters go until 8pm, so bring your quarters!