Bees for Development Journal

Education about bees.

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.

Donate to our charity so we can send the Journal free to beekeepers and schools in developing countries. Please donate so we can provide training and education about bees.

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.

For example, in the June 2013 issue (20 pages) the contents include:-

  • Practical Beekeeping - good beekeeping practice
  • Beekeeping Economics
  • Honey Industry in South Africa
  • Death of the Bee Tree
  • EU Honey Directive
  • Practical Beekeeping - straight combs in top-bar hives
  • More on Warre's People's Hive
  • Recent Research
  • Bookshelf
  • Look and Learn Ahead
  • Notice Board


Past issues

BfDJ is currently published in English with four editions each year.

The 8th Caribbean Beekeeping Congress 2016

The Association of Caribbean Beekeepers' Organisations and the Tobago Apicultural Society are pleased to announce the staging of the 8th Caribbean Beekeeping Congress 12-16 September 2016, Crown Point, Tobago.


The 8th Caribbean Beekeeping Congress
Rovanel's Resort, Crown Point, Tobago
12-16 September 2016

Pre-congress Queen Rearing Workshop
Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute, Mt. St. George, Tobago
8-10 September 2016

Post Congress Africanised Bee Tour of Trinidad
17-18 September 2016

Registration and booking details coming shortly.


The 6th Caribbean Beekeeping Congress 2012

The papers presented at the 6th CBC can be accessed here.

1. AHB in Florida and Caribbean by Putnam and Gaskall

2. Antigua and Barbuda Beekeepers' Cooperative Society by Alistair Jacob

3. Association of Caribbean Beekeeping Organisations by Gladstone Solomon

4. Beekeeping in Grenada

5. Beekeeping in Trinidad M Hallim

6. CDE Consultancy by Clive de Bruyn