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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
Making a difference worldwide
Skills last and can be shared. Knowing how to make a simple beehive, to attract bees and to harvest honey, can provide income for life – and these skills can be shared with family and neighbours. Bees for Development believe that training to develop skills is more important than donation of equipment: this is a central principle of our approach.
In addition to beekeeping training, we train trainers – so enabling knowledge to spread. Raising tree seedlings, making secondary products from beeswax, and manufacturing simple bee veils are examples of skills that can generate much-needed income for poor families.
Image: Farmers learning how to graft improved mango seedlings in Dera, Ethiopia – for their own use and for sale. Mango benefits from honey bee pollination, and provides a honey crop too.
Training provided by Bees for Development Ethiopia.