Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

Taylor, Steven S.

Center

CAPETOWN / Cape Town, South Africa Project Program

Abstract

Underemployment is a major problem for many residents in the Cape Flats area of Cape Town. The goal of this project was to assist seven beekeepers from the Cape Flats area in forming a business to utilize their apicultural skills. We sought to accomplish this by working closely with the beekeepers to mutually learn and overcome obstacles. We were able to guide them through the production of a constitution and business plan, filing cooperative forms, obtaining a hive location, securing business agreements, developing skills and conducting their first honey sales.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Business

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