UK Firm Secured World’s Largest Beehive Export Deal from Eritrea

  • One of the largest beekeeping equipment export order to date

By E H Thorne (Beehives),

A LEADING UK based manufacturer and supplier of beekeeping equipment, E H Thorne (Beehives) Ltd, last week announced that it has secured one of the largest export orders for beehives anywhere in the world.

In a project that was funded by the European Union to support the agriculture sector and food security in Eritrea, the company has sent more than 1,500 Langstroth hives in kit form along with honey extractors, strainers, smokers and other beekeepers tools to Eritrea.

This large order has been loaded into four 40ft containers in recent weeks and shipped out to the East African country.

A company called Unit Export Limited already negotiated and secured the contract. According to Mr. Andrew Grindal, the manager, the manufacture of the hives was subcontracted to E.H. Thorne.

The contract management, shipment, delivery, assembly and distribution of the hives was all managed by Unit Export Limited.

FOOD SECURITY. Enhancing bee farming in poor rural households will improve their livelihoods by diversify their income-generating activities
FOOD SECURITY. Enhancing bee farming in poor rural households will improve their livelihoods by diversifying their income-generating activities