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ISBC: The Sanctuary of Stingless Bees.

ISBC: The Sanctuary of Stingless Bees.

ISBC Gets New Labels!!

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ISBC Gets New Labels!!

Meet Prof. Peter K. Kwapong

Meet Prof. Peter K. Kwapong

We protect the Bees that protect our Climate

We protect the Bees that protect our Climate

The Pollinators of the World

The Pollinators of the World

Medicinal Stingless Bee Hive Products!

Medicinal Stingless Bee Hive Products!

Internal Structure of Stingless Bee Hive

Internal Structure of Stingless Bee Hive

See Stingless Bees At Home!

See Stingless Bees At Home!

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To the International Stingless Bee Center (ISBC). We keep and manage stingless bees for their medicinal hive products and also for Pollination services. ISBC is a Center of Excellence and a sanctuary for Stingless bees. Interesting and great things happen here. Take a tour of our Site and ask any further questions you may have. - Founder: Prof. Peter Kwapong.
Founder--Prof. P.K Kwapong

Bees That Do Not Sting!

 

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 In 2005, the CS Fund, from California, USA approved a project proposal by Prof. Peter Kwapong to carry out a Stingless Bee Project to train rural farmers in Stingless Beekeeping as an alternative source of livelihood. The idea of Stingless Bees came up in 2003 when Prof. Kwapong  visited Brasil where he first came into contact with stingless beekeeping. Back in Ghana, he carried out research which revealed that, most of our forests are actually inhabited by stingless bees. Together with 3 of his graduate students then, Prof. Kwapong initiated the Stingless Bee Project within the catchment of the Kakum National Park. The project started by training twenty-five rural farmers selected from five communities around the National Park. By the end of 2006, about nine species of stingless bees had been identified; of which 4 are being cultured at the Center. The Ghana Heritage and Conservation Trust, an NGO in Ghana, donated a 20-acre parcel of a secondary tropical rain forest, bordering the Kakum National Park, to serve as a sanctuary for the stingless bees. An acre of the land was later developed into the International Stingless Bee Centewhich was intended as a research and service center for all stingless bee keepers to address their problems. Readmore...

 

Professor Peter Kwapong (Founder and DIrector of ISBC)

Professor Peter Kwapong is a Professor of Entomology and a Researcher at the Department of Entomology and Wildlife, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He is a general Entomologist with special interest in Pollination Ecology, Bee Biology and Ecology, Stingless Bee Culturing and Research as well as Biodiversity Conservation. He founded the International Stingless Bee Center in 2005 and has been involved in many international projects including the Global Pollination Project. He has been honoured with many international and local awards including the British Council award for the Most Effective Ambassador of UK Education, 2012 for being Innovative, Individual and Inspirational and also a University of Cape Coast @ 50 award, 2012, for Innovation and Creativity. Professor Kwapong is happily married to Lydia and blessed with 2 young adults, Hilda and Paul. He is a serious Christian and worships with the Lighthouse Chapel International.