Fanchuz Bee-Apitherapy (Use of bee products to cure nutritional & health disorders)
Explain your project in details:
Fanchuz farms is a beekeeping farm and Apitherapy center, set-up solely for the production, sales and distribution of Honey Bees products (Raw Honey, Bee-Propolis, Bee-venom, royal jelly and bee-wax) to Owerri and South Eastern Residents. This involves operating a sufficiently large number of bee colonies for honey production and crop pollination as a business. The farm operates with about 50 beehives across 2 permanent locations in a mini forested land in Imo state where nectar bearing plants are in abundance (bee’s feeds on nectars and supplement). The farm has a potential to reach above 1000 hives in the future and even exceed to 1,500 hives. Our goal is to ensure the well-being of every individual in this twenty first century. Studies show that bee products may help manage autoimmune diseases, cancer, Alzheimer’s, HPV, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis – bacteria in bee stomachs could even act as alternatives to antibiotics. Our bee products are essential for enhancement of health and everyday living condition. Our vision is to see every individual and organization take a share of the dividend of bee products for healthy living. To achieve our goals, we strive to provide naturally un-denatured honey and associated bee products for human well-being that are second to none. We make sure; we are updated with the latest developments in our areas of specializations in beekeeping/Apitherapy business. We ensure our products meets world health organization (WHO) standard through: • Quality-product, we produce un-denatured raw honey. • Brand differentiation –we have features like special corking pattern, eye capturing label, easy of usage, portable to handle. Price Leadership (very affordable). • Necessary-Accreditation – NAFDAC NO. • Efficient Product Delivery System – deliver to customers as at when due. Also working to improve our online sales platform. • Customer-Relationship, we sale in a friendly manner.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Beekeeping practice is essential to the environment for pollination; its products are best used to cure health and nutritional problems. 85% of individuals within my community and target market make use of honey on daily basis either as natural sweetener or for nutritional/ medical purposes. Honey-bees amount to 80% of all pollination of crops, ie. without honey bees services, more than a third of fruits and vegetables that human consume will be lost. It means that every third bite of food we take was made possible by bees. Its famers friendly. My host communities are farmers. For 3 years in business, there are proven records of success in staff management, Led projects (expanded to 2 permanent sites) and most often represent the company in events and conferences. Our structure is designed in such a way that every staff must recognize the importance of their contributions and demonstrate it to the company success. Today we can account for some achievements recorded so far and more we anticipate having in the future. 1. Replacing the traditional method of beekeeping practice (operation and management) with modernized beehives. 2. Expanded our farm location from one to two permanent sites, and our beehives increased from 8-50. 3. Increase in our honey production from 264 pounds to 1,488 pounds of honey annually, which also amount to increase in sales. 4. increased harvest of local farmers (above 87%) due to bee activities in crop pollination Experts say honey-bees contribute an estimated $200 billion to the global economy through crop-pollination, honey-production, beeswax/other bee-products. (The-Nation/Feb-09-2015). it generates revenue for our customers especially alternative health practitioners and food companies.
Sustainability and future plans
My business idea will create new businesses eg more cash crops plantation. also it will develop existing linkages to other businesses in agriculture, health care, food and cosmetics. when the raw materials used by this firms are readily available (raw honey), more businesses will spring up. youths have much to benefit, majority of the jobs that will be created is for the youths. many of the youths that may not have opportunity to work directly for us can still have chances of making money through us in the area of being indepeendent distributors, franchizing, and suppliers. I will train 50 young graduates and youths like myself on how to profit in the business. other people that will benefit are youth that will become suppliers and wood carpenters. women and children will benefit as consumers. Funding for beekeeping business is usually one time as the harvest is enough to keep the business moving and even establishing more farms. The business will grow equity and become public liability companies with many shareholders. My value proposition include. • Nutritional benefits – the purest digestible natural food and a very good energy booster. • Medical and pharmaceutical needs – treatment of cancer and heart disease, immune system booster, enhances vitamin A, antiseptic – honey facilitates wounds. Fast healing due to its viscous consistency. Improves blood flow through fortification of blood formation. Parasite remover. For cough treatment etc. • Cosmetics needs – beeswax is an ingredient for lipsticks, make up, face and body cream. Beeswax softens skin, form a layer of protein and increases the effectiveness of sunscreens • Farmer’s needs - serve as agent of pollination thereby increases crop yield. • Artist Material – Beeswax is used in leather and wood treatment and candle production.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Alisi Francis, 33 year old Bsc Holder in Geology, preparing myself to become the very best entrepreneur in modernized beekeeping/ Apitherapy business. I am an active beekeeper with over 3 years post NYSC experience gained within the Apiculture industry. I worked with Apiflora-Resources as an assistant Apiculturist with responsibilities on practical beehives operation and management. I have undergone training courses on Entrepreneurship and beekeeping with African Management Initiative. Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurships programme (TEEP 2017) and other organizations. My greatest motivation in beekeeping business is on its Apitherapy and creating diversification in Agriculture through crop pollination. The nutritional and medicinal properties of honey bees cannot be overlooked in these 21st century. Honey-bees amount to 80% of all pollination of crops, ie. without honey bees services, more than a third of fruits and vegetables that human consume will be lost. It means that every third bite of food we take was made possible by bees. I have saved lives, restore health among individuals and families with honey bees products (Propolis,Pollens,Venom,Wax). I have developed skills on strategic planning, effective communication and team work. I have never stopped thinking about tomorrow, finding the best ladder to success. For 3 years in business, there are proven records of success in staff management, Led projects (expanded to 2 permanent sites) and most often represent the company in events and conferences. Our structure is designed in such a way that every staff must recognize the importance of their contributions and demonstrate it to the company success. Today we can account for some achievements recorded so far and more we anticipate having in the future.