We have recently instituted an alternative livelihoods program that serves to benefit communities living nearby our Jantho Orangutan Reintroduction Station – via the sale of delicious and sustainable honey. Through providing bee boxes and training on honey cultivation and harvesting, local people can produce and market this valuable, delicious commodity – which we are all hoping will soon be made available to the international market. And beyond just producing a delectable product, just as how orangutans are considered as farmers of the forest through their spreading of seeds over a wide area, bees also play a hugely important part in nature through their role as pollinators.
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