Wildlife Research Centre
It is a centre for appropriate technology and
information on tropical bees and beekeeping. The Centre operates under Serengeti
Wildlife Research Institute (SWRI) but answerable to the Forestry and Beekeeping
Division, Ministry of Tourism &
There are about 50 research projects supported by
Department for Foreign International Development (DFID-UIC) addressing specific
problems. Each accepted project fall under one of the following programmes;
(b) Bee behaviour and colony management
( c ) Conservation, environment and bee genetics
(d) Diseases, pests and predictors
(e) Extension and training services
(f) Pollination and bee botany
With support from UNDP-GEF East African Crossborder Biodiversity Project & TAF the Centre exhibited equipment and bee products shown in figure 2. The Centre buys beeswax from farmers (beekeepers). The price varies according to the quality. It range from 1,200-2000/= per kg. The Centre sell well-processed beeswax at 2500-3000/= per kg.
services and Consultancy
NWRC holds local and international courses, arranges
seminars and international workshops. Currently NWRC institute is maintaining
local and international contacts with a large number of individuals, NGO's and
Government institutions. It does consultancy in of beekeeping-extension work,
tailor made course, evaluation of projects and development work related to
community based conservation.
Public relations and information dissemination
NWRC publishes newsletters in Kiswahili and English,
pamphlets, organise study tours and demonstrations.
For more information please contact:-
Njiro Wildlife Research Centre,
P.O. Box 661, ARUSHA-TANZANIA
Tel .255 27-2507677
E-Mail: Nyuki-Njiro@cybernet. co. tz.
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