Njiro Wildlife Research Centre PDF Print E-mail

Location

Njiro Wildlife Research Centre (NWRC) is located within Arusha Municipality situated 5 km South East of Arusha town on the slopes of Njiro Hill. It is located at the same premises as TAWIRI headquarters.

Research

Njiro Wildlife Research Centre is the sole centre under TAWIRI and in the whole of Tanzania responsible for research on bees and beekeeping. NWRC is a centre for appropriate technology and information on tropical bees and beekeeping. It occupies an area of 23 hectares out of which 70% is reserved as natural Acacia forest where experimental honeybee colonies are maintained in 13 small apiaries. Apart from the main apiary at Njiro, the Centre has three outpost field stations in different ecosystems; West Kilimanjaro (Mount Kilimanjaro) Magugu (Rift Valley of Central Tanzania) and Tabora Research Station (Miombo woodland). Currrent research programmes include appropriate technology on beekeeping, bee biology, bee behavior and management, diseases, pests and predators, extension and short-term training, and environmental conservation.

Facilities

  • Wood workshop
  • Bee apiary
  • A library with publications on bee and beekeeping research in Tanzania and worldwide