About us!

We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 15 and 13). In 2010, we moved to Tanzania in Africa - look at the map below to see if you can find it! We hope you will enjoy reading about our adventures and looking at our photos! Please don't forget to send us a message too!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Attack of the African Bees!

Last week we were invaded and attacked by bees!  I heard the piglets yelping and screaming and I ran out to see if any thing was wrong. Something was!!  The bees in our garden had been stinging our piglets and obveselisly the pigs had annoyed them. I am very used to the flies that are always around the pigs and flies all over me but this was a very loud buzzing. A moment later, I was running and screaming back to mummy with bee stings and bees all over me. In my top, in my skirt , my bandana, and my hair. All over!! Mum striped all my clothes off and put cream every where. My worst sting was on my finger, a bee had got stuck between my fingers and it’s all swollen but it’s getting better slowly.

(To finish the story ... Mummy and Rachel ran outside and realised that all the pigs were loose. With Spedito, they tried to catch the pigs. The dogs were chasing the pigs and the bees were chasing everybody. Everybody was getting bees on them and there was a lot of flapping, shouting, yelping, snorting and rolling about in the dirt. Mummy called Daddy at the office to come and help and they bundled up against the bees and worked on getting all the pigs into the garage. Daddy and Rachel were stung and Mummy escaped. There was a lot of squealing. There were so many bees everywhere. Auntie Ann found Amisadai and Louisa huddled under a blanket on the top bunk and read them a story. Five of the seven piglets were found and rescued but the last piglet was not found until that evening. She was huddled in the ground, stung and rather poorly. But all the pigs survived and two days later were safely in their own banda again. We had an interesting time getting them all back again).

Bee Protection later in the day
From Louisa
On Wednesday we went to Kilolo. It is  very cold  in  Kilolo, we had our sweaters on. It is not  like Magozi, Magozi  is  very hot! We went to a conference and we did cooking on the jiko.
Getting ready for the cooking demonstration in Kilolo

Sharing the bread rolls with everyone at the conference


  1. It's a shame they don't know how to behave in the behive!

  2. we are buzzing with excitement to see you in Tadley soon :). xxx

  3. luella meighen9 July 2012 at 10:25

    I read this to Ella, now 6, who is very afraid of even the friendly mason bees we encourage, as they spread pollen around. I hoped she would think that our bees here are quite unremarkable. Instead, I think I convinced her that bees are every bit as dreadful as she suspected they were. She still loves the Chinese Tale, with the birth of piglets a close second! I think of all of you often, and eagerly await new posts. May God continue to bless you and your family, and your work there.