Honey is already harvested in our forested areas. Focus here needs to be on the sustainability of the harvest. This can be ensured by making the villagers the owners of their land through the community land trust scheme and the harvesting being controlled by the Board of Trustees. This will ensure that those who keep the bees (and the trees on which they rely) also are the ones who benefit from them. Honey is a very welcome addition to the diet as it is a sweetener which we can produce locally.
We should buy a FLOW Hive or two and also plan our food forests to make them ideal for bees, including flowering plants all year long and windbreaks to minimize bee flight energy.
Michael knows a lot about beekeeping and has the books and a sister to help, he would be a good candidate.