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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
Bees help people out of extreme poverty. Find out why beekeeping is such a useful tool for alleviating poverty while helping to maintain biodiversity.
With regret, we have cancelled our unique and inspirational Bee Banquet.
As a fun alternative we are delighted to invite you to attend: A Sundowner in the Garden with Bill Turnbull
We help protect bees and the plants bees use for food - so securing a healthy environment for people and wildlife. Find out more
We provide reliable information and knowledge on all aspects of beekeeping - particularly for those in difficult environments.
We work hard to ensure that beekeepers have good access to fair and rewarding markets - both local and distant.
We help the most disadvantaged people to become beekeepers, always using local bees and local skills. Click here to read Alemnesh's story
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Read about our approach to development and why beekeeping helps. Find out more
Bees for Development promotes sustainable beekeeping as a means of alleviating poverty and promoting biodiversity. We run practical, community-based projects around the world. Our principal activities are the development, funding and support of locally-run, self-sustaining education initiatives and supporting market access. We also publish the unique ‘Resource Centre’ online knowledge-base for beekeepers. Find out more
Sponsor training materials for a beekeeping school or club working in the poorest countries.
We are a small and unique charity. Your donation will make a real difference for bees and people in the world’s poorest places.
Our volunteers fulfil many different roles: working in our shop and offices and at events. Our Trustees are also volunteers.
Enjoyed by beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike our ‘full-board’ safaris offer unique opportunities to learn about bees, beekeeping and botany around the world. Visit beautiful locations such as Trinidad and Tobago and Ethiopia, make new friends, experience local culture and hospitality and stay in carefully selected, top-quality hotels. Find out more