Support beekeepers

You can help beekeepers in developing countries. Donate now and we will provide vital, ongoing support to alleviate poverty. Demand for our work increases every year because what we do has a positive impact on people's lives. Our work is only possible thanks to you, so please give generously - it's so easy.

  • £50 will train a community in low-cost beekeeping that will provide their families with food and income for years to come.
  • £26 will give an isolated beekeeper a sense of community with a year's subscription to the Bees for Development Journal.
  • £5 will help a youth group in Ethiopia to raise trees to provide nectar for their bees.

You can also set up a regular direct debit donation to the Bees for Development Trust and start changing lives today!  Clicking on the box above will take you to the Charities Aid Foundation website, where Bees for Development is registered as The Troy Trust, charity number 1078803.

Alternatively, you can download a paper version (.pdf) of our donation form - click here.

If you are a US taxpayer, you can obtain a receipt for income tax purposes - click here for details.

If you would like to pay using a CAF Charity Card, please telephone CAF Bank on +44 (0)300 123 000 or Bees for Development on: +44 (0)1600 714 848.

Become a corporate sponsor

We welcome contributions and sponsorship from companies. Contact us if you would like to support us in this way.

Subscribe to Bees for Development Journal

Subscribe to the Bees for Development Journal - our quarterly magazine with 1,200 readers in 200 countries. It is a valuable source of information about apiculture worldwide, providing unique news and views.

Sponsor a subscription to Bees for Development Journal

Every day we receive requests from beekeepers in developing countries who would like to receive the Bees for Development Journal. By sponsoring a subscription to the Journal, you will provide a beekeeper from a developing country with an avenue into our beekeeping network, which is important for information exchange and making new contacts. For further information, watch this video on YouTube. To sponsor a recipient to receive the Journal click here.

 "I just want to thank you for I have been receiving the Journals safely and they have been of great help to me and other farmers. Thank you again".
Edward Muchiri, Kenya   September 2012

Sponsor a Resource Box

Bees for Development Trust helps projects and groups in developing countries by sending Resource Boxes - a pack of publications and materials for use at beekeeping events, meetings, training courses and workshops. We tailor the contents of Resource Boxes to meet the needs of recipients based on their specific training requirements and geographical location.

"I am delighted to confirm that I have received the Resource Box which you sent following my request.  It contains very useful materials in the journals, booklets and cards. It will certainly be a useful tool to me as I venture into beekeeping. Your organisation is doing a commendable service".  Cosmas Mulenga, January 2013"I recently did basic training in beekeeping. I was delighted to learn from the magazine that you assist with information on beekeeping. I would appreciate if you could help me with a Resource Box. I have already placed eight top-bar hives on my farm. I feel that the information from the Resource Box will  make me confident with beekeeping activities".
Cosmas Mulenga, Kitwe, Zambia, October 2012

"I received the resource box and I have been utilising the incredibly informative information and resources enclosed to win a grant from the Peace Corps to implement a beekeeping project here in Azerbaijan Thank you so much for your help, it will be very influential in the approval of my grant application for tools and training for a home based beekeeping programme for families with disabled children in this remote location in Azerbaijan".
Jeanette Aglipay, US Peace Corps Volunteer, Saatli Rayon, Azerbaijan

You can sponsor a Resource Box and provide valuable training materials to a beekeeping group which will use them time and again. For further information, watch this video on YouTube.