Makafui Amefinu, fondly known as The Eco-beekeeper, is passionate about ensuring that all his beekeeping activities are environmentally-friendly. Having obtained an MSc. in Climate and Sustainable Development and a BSc. in Development Planning from the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology respectively, he chose an occupation that enabled him to mobilize individuals and communities in the fight against the climate crisis through sustainable apiculture. This is particularly important as his operational areas located in the Nkwanta South municipality are prone to perennial forest fires. For the past five years, he has been the manager and chief beekeeper at Hon-Makem Ventures, responsible for the day to day running of the business, as well as mobilizing youth in the Kyabobo Forest’s fringe communities to venture into sustainable beekeeping to help to conserve the environment.
Hon-Makem Ventures is a sole proprietorship located at Nkwanta in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Oti Region. The business engages in the extraction of honey and beeswax which it markets in various cities. Hon-Makem Ventures engages in sustainable apiculture so that its beekeeping activities would positively impact the environment. It also provides advisory services on beekeeping to interested individuals or organisations and engages in the production and sale of lightweight cement hives.