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The specialist international beekeeping organisation


Bees for Development Journal is our quarterly magazine with readers in over 130 countries. It is a valuable source of information about apiculture worldwide, providing unique news and views. The Journal includes practical advice on beekeeping and management techniques, future events (including training programmes) and reports from beekeeping projects and associations worldwide. It provides an avenue into the beekeeping network which is important for information exchange and making new contacts.

Issue 122, March 2017 out now!

  • Tom Seeley writes about Darwinian beekeeping, harnessing the power of natural selection to address some of the beekeeping problems of today
  • Wolfgang Ritter warns against the dangers of humans inadvertently spreading bee diseases, in their pursuit of profit
  • John Gates tells about his first-hand experiences of using the Flow Hive, which despite the hefty price tag he enjoys using in his apiary in Canada


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