"I would like to thank you very much for your great support, by providing essential up to date information of beekeeping It has helped us greatly to upgrade our knowledge and skill of honey-bee management. The Journals are our permanent references. I have shared my information (knowledge) for 65 beekeepers at different levels. I hope it will continue. I want to work especially in relation with bee forage activities. Thank you very much."
Abebaw Bekele, Ethiopia, December 2010
"We are very thankful for the Journals. It has improved our knowledge on beekeeping as a business, an income generating activity and as an environmental conservation. The content has tremendously encourage some of our members who didn't like beekeeping and now, after reading the Journals they have taken it up seriously."
Robert Okodia, Adyaka Rural Youth Development Initiative Uganda, January 2011
"I acknowledge the receipt of resources for courses from Bees and Development. The materials will be used to train 5 new beekeeping groups for now until others are identified. On behalf of myself and the benefiting groups, I wish to thank Bees for Development for the donation of teaching materials."
Stephen Kagio, Kenya Sep 2010
"Over 300 people read the Journal. I have photocopied it to give to many rural beekeepers. We held a workshop on hive making with agriculture extension officers at Chabwira Secondary School. I have now engaged Midlands State University who are ready to start a project that will benefit most students and the rural community in Zimbabwe. We have a problem of getting in touch with international markets. Please help us with contacts for market in Europe so that we can send our samples of honey and propolis for marketing purposes… we cannot raise enough money to buy literature like books but we are glad Bees for Development Journal is helping us. I have also opened a library in Mberengwa where beekeepers borrow the Journals for reading. I definitely wish to continue to receive the Journal as it is now the source of information for Midlands State University Beekeeping programme and Mberengwa District of the Midlands Province! I thank you for your assistance! May God continue to bless you."
Jonathan Msekiwa, Mberengwa Beekeepers Association, Zimbabwe, 2010