Madvee is from Mauritius. When she learnt that the country imports 60% of the honey consumed on the island, she decided to establish her company there and start her own apiary. We are currently setting up a site with 60 beehives to ensure a steady supply of honey for the local market. We also have our own processing unit to filter, bottle and package the harvested honey.
The beekeepers tending to our hives and bees have been trained upon joining the project. They were all recruited from the list of beneficiaries receiving social assistance from the government.
A first in Africa, the apiary in Mauritius is set up on a solar farm site, following an agreement with Akuo Energy. The collaboration is intended to make optimal use of solar farmland and promote complementary agricultural activities.