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The Constant Gardeners - Confronting climate change and poverty, a new crop of city farmers comes of age in Africa.

The Constant Gardeners - Confronting climate change and poverty, a new crop of city farmers comes of age in Africa.

Tea picking - Kericho region, Kenya

Tea picking - Kericho region, Kenya

The object of a Top Bar Hive (TBH) is to be easy and cheap to construct, easy to work and having natural sized cells. A Kenya style (sloped sides) is so that the combs are more naturally strong and less likely to break and collapse when they are full of honey. This hive worked very well with no comb collapses. The small combs are easy to handle and not nearly as fragile as large free hanging combs.

The object of a Top Bar Hive (TBH) is to be easy and cheap to construct, easy to work and having natural sized cells. A Kenya style (sloped sides) is so that the combs are more naturally strong and less likely to break and collapse when they are full of honey. This hive worked very well with no comb collapses. The small combs are easy to handle and not nearly as fragile as large free hanging combs.

BIG-PICTURE AGRICULTURE: 'Swedish-funded Bio-Innovate Program tackling 6 "orphan" food crops of East Africa' (Business Daily, Kenya), ILRI Clippings Blog, 23 Mar 2011

Swedish-funded Bio-Innovate Program tackling 6 ‘orphan’ food crops of East Africa

BIG-PICTURE AGRICULTURE: 'Swedish-funded Bio-Innovate Program tackling 6 "orphan" food crops of East Africa' (Business Daily, Kenya), ILRI Clippings Blog, 23 Mar 2011

Funny Wildlife, Close-up of a Little Bee Eater, Masai Mara, Kenya...

Funny Wildlife, Close-up of a Little Bee Eater, Masai Mara, Kenya...

Urban Agriculture Summit in Sweden, January 29-31. Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank co-founder will discuss why it’s important for the funding and donor communities to invest in urban agriculture at Summit in Sweden this week

Urban Agriculture Summit in Sweden, January 29-31. Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank co-founder will discuss why it’s important for the funding and donor communities to invest in urban agriculture at Summit in Sweden this week

BIG-PICTURE AGRICULTURE: 'Putting a price on water: From Mt Kenya forests to Laikipia savannas to Dadaab drylands', ILRI News Blog, 19 Jan 2012

BIG-PICTURE AGRICULTURE: 'Putting a price on water: From Mt Kenya forests to Laikipia savannas to Dadaab drylands', ILRI News Blog, 19 Jan 2012

Nairobi - Mount Kenya - Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara

Nairobi - Mount Kenya - Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara

The number of bees is decreasing fast, with little remedy. So we were very happy to spot lots of bee-focused projects at this year’s London’s degree shows! Seen above, Thrive Hive by Kingston University’s graduate Tom Back is a modern approach to urban beehives that uses local wood, straw and string while exploring traditional building techniques from Kenya.

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s New Designers Graduate Show

The number of bees is decreasing fast, with little remedy. So we were very happy to spot lots of bee-focused projects at this year’s London’s degree shows! Seen above, Thrive Hive by Kingston University’s graduate Tom Back is a modern approach to urban beehives that uses local wood, straw and string while exploring traditional building techniques from Kenya.

The new atlas of Kenya is designed to improve understanding of the relationships between poverty and the environment.

The new atlas of Kenya is designed to improve understanding of the relationships between poverty and the environment.

Small Beaded Round Purse - Kenya - Supporting African Weavers

Small Beaded Round Purse - Kenya - Supporting African Weavers

The colourful Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater (Pete Morris)

The colourful Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater (Pete Morris)

Square Nesting BasketsSet of 327211

Square Nesting BasketsSet of 327211