Posted on 

Persons with disabilities – leaders in beekeeping

Beekeeping is a profitable enterprise, as it helps self-employment and poverty reduction, while not having a negative impact on the environment. This project was aimed at developing beekeeping as a good self-employment opportunity for persons with disabilities in the border regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

As part of the project, 40 persons with disabilities attended tailor-made training and mentorship programmes. This helped build their capacities in beekeeping and offered them guidance for their self-employment in the sector. They were also provided with equipment starter packs, including apiary sites and hives.


Additionally, the project enabled the installation and fitting-out of honey packing facilities. Also, it helped establish honey producers clusters – one in Montenegro and the other one in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with twenty members per cluster in each country. Furthermore, the project supported the development a plan for the marketing of products was developed as well as the networking of honey producers in the cross-border region.

Project name:

Persons with disabilities – leaders in beekeeping


Start time:


End time:



Montenegro: Berane, Petnjica, Mojkovac, Kolasin and Danilovgrad Bosnia and Herzegovina: Foca, Pale, Nevesinje, Rudo, Prozor/Rama and Sokolac




NGO Union of Associations of Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities “Naša inicijativa” (MNE)
Partners: Association for Help to Children and Youth with Special Needs “Sunce” (BiH); Pale – Beekeepers Association (BiH); Uljanik – Beekeepers Association (MNE)

More info:


Additonal materials:


Dummy Grant


Success story

Persons with disabilities – leaders in beekeeping

Success story

Persons with disabilities – leaders in beekeeping

Persons with disabilities – leaders in beekeeping

Fusce porttitor faucibus est, ac feugiat libero. Sed cursus justo erat, vitae dignissim turpis imperdiet vitae. Aliquam mattis odio sed lacus euismod, eget placerat diam consectetur. Fusce in erat sit amet orci euismod semper. Proin at tristique sem, at suscipit neque. Ut pellentesque sagittis leo, non ullamcorper libero rhoncus vitae. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Suspendisse egestas nulla quis turpis gravida, vel convallis enim vehicula. Ut a luctus purus. Aliquam placerat, mauris at pellentesque fermentum, magna metus vulputate arcu, sed varius mi libero id lacus. Pellentesque consequat quam non tincidunt maximus. Nulla egestas lobortis ligula ut blandit. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Integer a urna at purus varius placerat vitae non turpis.

Implemented by the NGO Monitor Center for Media and Democracy, with an aim to help reducing the level of peer violence against Roma youth. In order to raise awareness of peer violence against members of the Roma community, this sub-grant included production of several research articles. In the research process were also involved journalists from the Roma portal “Romalitika”.