Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2014 Deirdre Lee
Nearly every country in the world has its own history of beekeeping. From the Swiss leaf hive to the Kenyan top bar hive, the number of ways to keep bees is practically limitless. Such diversity allows for a unique opportunity in the field of development. Many development projects are denigrated for relying on the knowledge and generosity of “white saviors.” Many beekeeping projects are the brainchildren of well-meaning people in developed countries looking for a charitable outlet and attempting to use their “superior” knowledge to enlighten and improve the lives of those less fortunate. While these intentions may well be good, expertise in and understanding of local communities and cultures are invaluable to any development project.
Lee, Deirdre, "Factors of Success in Beekeeping Development Projects and Their Application to South Africa’s Beekeeping Industry" (2014). Pomona Senior Theses. 103.