Plan Bee is a not-for-profit organization that recently opened in the town of Pindaya to provide information and skills training in the art of bee keeping. Providing knowledge and equipment across 20 villages in the southern Shan State, Plan Bee’s community initiative aims to leverage the unique beekeeping potential in Myanmar to empower and improve livelihoods, nutrition and food security. Through training and financial assistance, they make it possible for local farmers to increase agricultural production via pollination. In their information center, they also showcase and sell crafts such as beeswax balms and candles.
The center’s terrace overlooks peaceful Pindaya Lake and is the perfect place to have a cup of coffee or tea with honey and crackers. In the near future, Plan Bee hope to offer short beekeeping courses for travelers, with honey tasting and the opportunity to try on a beekeeping suit.