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Afgan Honey

I thought this was cool. Our troops are teaching Afgan women how to manage beehives and build a business. Helping women support themselves is very important for the future as women and their children are often widowed and options for work in their culture are few.

Some National Guardsmen from Kentucky are helping the women in Kapisa Province learn beekeeping. They began by supplying 4 beehives each to 25 women, and are teaching them how to manage, care for, and harvest the honey from the hives.
The women will manage their 4 hives for 3 years, splitting them to increase production, and the number of hives. At the end of 3 years, they expect double the amount of hives, and be able to return the original 4 hives which will then be redistributed to 25 other women, starting the process all over.

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