Bees for Development
Apiculture provides some of the world's poorest people with the opportunity to enhance their income from the practical and often indigenous skills of beekeeping. The best known products harvested from bees are honey and beeswax and selling honey and beeswax offers the best business opportunities for small scale beekeepers in developing countries. However, other bee products such as propolis, pollen, bee venom and royal jelly are also harvested in some countries. With an increasing interest in natural ingredients and a growing understanding of the medicinal value and uses of bee products, the demand for these products is expanding. There is new interest worldwide in the therapeutic values of honey and propolis.
There are many ways to add greater value to bee products, such as producing candles or cosmetics, so it is possible to develop opportunities for small business enterprises. Adding value to bee products also leads to diversified incomes and more sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable people in developing countries, while increasing the availability of natural, healthy and medicinal products for local and international consumers. Value added items can be made by people who are not beekeepers, and may create a special opportunity for women to profit from their traditional skills.
Beekeeping can also generate associated industries such as the manufacture of beekeeping equipment, including bee hives, smokers and protective clothing. Bees and/or pollination services are also traded and may be very valuable.
It is mainly bees of the genus Apis that produce significant quantities of honey and beeswax. Some stingless bees, from the subfamily Meliponini, are also exploited for honey. This honey is highly valued for its medicinal properties.
List of Articles available on this topic (135):
A Book of Honey
A Day in the Life of Dinah Sweet : Presenting a Honey Judge\'s Workshop in Trinidad
A solar wax extractor rebuild
Abstract Proceedings: 11th Asian Apicultural Association Conference, ApiExpo & Workshop
Asian Apicultural Assocaition
African Honey Trade Workshop (no.81)
Bees for Development
Alkane Composition Variations Between Darker and Lighter Coloured Comb Beeswax
Namdar, D., Neumann, R., Sladezki, Y., Haddad, N. and Weiner, S.
An Estimate of Honey and Beeswax Production in the North-Western Province
An Introduction to High-Yielding Royal Jelly Production Methods in China
Chen, S., Su, S., Lin, X.
Analysis of Welsh Nectar Sources
Dalby, P., Dalby, B.
Apitherapy - Uses here and now, and yet to come
Apitrade Africa meets in Arusha
Bees for Development
Backyard Beekeeping and Honey Production
Bee Health: the Revitalizing Power of Propolis, Royal Jelly and Pollen
Bee products in Ethiopia
Bees for Development
Bee products: properties, processing and marketing
Beekeeping and sustainable livelihoods: FAO diversification booklet 1
Beekeeping for people living in countries under stress: Afghanistan
Dr Nicola Bradbear
Beekeeping in the Amhara Region
Kebede, A., Ejigu, K., Aynalem, T., Jenberie, A
Beekeeping Round the World Hong Kong
Beekeeping: Digest of Selected Literature on Beekeeping, Honey and Beewax Processing
Bees and their role in forest livelihoods: a guide to the services provided by bees and the sustainable harvesting, processing and marketing of their products
Bees in the miombo
Madeleen Husselman, Moira Moeliono and Fiona Paumgarten
Beeswax and Honey Production: The Nyasaland Potential (Malawi)
Beeswax candles with a difference
Berthold, R. Jr
Beeswax crafts: Candlemaking, Modelling, Beauty Creams, Soap and Polishes, Encaustic Art and Wax Crayons
Battershill, N., Constable, D., Crouch, L., Duffin, L. & Pinder, P.
Beeswax from the Apiary
Beeswax: quality issues today
Beginner\'s Guide to Candlemaking
Burma Beekeeping News 1988
Buzz on cholesterol - lowering beeswax is promising
Cancer, Royal Jelly, Instrumental Insemination
Candle Making : Leisure Crafts
Collings, A., Constable, D. & Marr, R.
Codex Standard for Honey
Curative Properties of Bee Pollen: New Methods of Collection and Processing Bee Pollen Atlas
Saadatmand, S.J. & Daraei, S.
Baraka Agriculture College, Kenya
Evaluation of Brazilian propolis by both physiochemical methods and biological activity
Pak, Y.K., Ikegaki, M., Alencar, Moura, F.F.
Extraction and purification of beeswax
Chhuneja, P.K., Singh, R., Singh, J.
Finest beeswax candles?
Food For the Future
Gale\'s Honey Book
Granulated or Crystalized Honey
Granulated or Crystallized Honey
Tonsley, C C
Guidelines for Quality Assurance of Bee Products in Tanzania
Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
Guiding Hope Business Award Press Release
Henry\'s Bee Herbals - Modern Applications of Honey Therapy
Rowsell, H & MacFarlane, H
Historical evolution of Chinese apitherapy and healthc car - Part 2 of 3
Jlanke, L., Zihong, Y., Aiping, W.
Hive Products/Solitary Bees/Solar Wax extraction
Angie Twydall/David Baldock/Dr Chris Coulson
Home Honey Production
Honey - A Practical Manual for African Community Beekeepers
Honey - a viable medicine for rural folk
Maruthi, I., Murthy, T.H.
Honey - From Hive to Honeypot
Honey and Bee Products Market Study in Cameroon
Erasmus, T., Hamaljoulde, D., Samaki, J., Njikeu, M.T., and Nyat, G.M.
Honey and Beeswax Value Chain Analysis in Tanzania
Honey and Beeswax: A compact study of the Netherlands and other major markets in the European Union
Honey and Dust: Travels in Search of Sweetness
Honey and Health
Honey and its Uses in China
Kellogg C R
Honey Cakes and Biscuits
Coleman, L. & Barnes, J.
Honey Dreamin\' Maputaland
KZN Bee Farmers Association
Honey for export
Honey labelling regulations
Honey labelling requirements
Honey of a brew
Honey production in Zambia
Honey, beecomb and beeswax sold at public markets in Thailand
Honey: A Beekeeper\'s Guide
Honey: A Source of Nutrition, Medicine and Cash Income for Himalayan Farmers
Ahmad, F, Joshi SR and Gurung MB
Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper
Honeybees and Wax
Hepburn, H R
How royal jelly maintains its quality within the colony
Jianke, L., Lan, Z., Boxiong, Z., Shenglu, C.
India expands honey production
Information for honey packers
Lowore, J. Bradbear, N.
International Conference on: Bee Products: Properties, Applications and Apitherapy
Keeping Bees & Making Honey
Benjamin, A. & McCallum, B.
Low Productivity in East African Beekeeping
Njiro Wildlife Research Centre
Madication for beekeeping
Making a solar extractor
Manuka Honey - why so special?
Researchers at Waikato University
Marketing Honey and Beeswax from Apis dorsata in West Kalimantan
Mulder, V.; Heri, V.; Wickham, T.
Marketing Zambian honey in the German market
Mazao ya Nyuki
Mead and Meadmaking
Minor Oil Crops: Edible Oils, Non-edible Oils and Essential Oils
Axtell, B.L. & Fairman, R.M.
Natural antibiotic found in honey
Bradbear, N., Martin, P. & Wainwright, D.
Natural Medicine from Honey Bees (Apitherapy): Propolis, Bee Venom, Royal Jelly, Pollen, Honey, Apilarnil
Nicaragua and organic honey
North Western Bee Products Operations Handbook
Oilseed Rape and Bees
Organic honey update: questions and concerns
Practical Beekeeping - Body Cream using Beeswax
Ndichia, F. A.
Practical Beekeeping - Honey: local tests and therapies
Producing, Preparing, Exhibiting and Judging Bee Produce
Production of Bee Products and Marketing Promotion Workshop
Heifer International - Tanzania
Quality and standards of pollen and beeswax
Quality honey from affordable local-style hives
Ragwort and honey
Remarks on Beekeeping and other Agricultural Branches from China Part II - Shanghai and Guangzhou zones
Robbing the Bees
Royal jelly and human health
Jianke, L., Shenglu, C.
Roysl jelly - a miraculous product from the bee hive?
Munstedt, K., Georgi, R von.
Section honey production - How? When? and Why?
Bonney, R. (ed)
Showing Honey Products
White, Elaine C.
Strong competition drives down prices for US honey imports in 2004
Super Formulas Arts and Crafts: How to make more than 360 useful products that contain honey and beeswax
Super Formulas: How to make more than 360 useful products that contain honey and beeswax
Taking stock & projecting apiculture value chains into the future in West and Central Africa: Win wins for livelihoods & conservation?
The Honey Industry in Malawi & Beekeeping in Mzuzu
Munthali, S.C. & Chunga, C.
The National Bee Keeping Training and Extension Manual
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries
The problem with Chinese honey: a synopsis
Three Cells of Honeycomb
Top-bar beekeeping in America
Top-Bar Hive Beekeeping: Wisdom and Pleasure Combined
Turning your beeswax into high profit products
Weaver, B., Weaver, M.
US honey import prices
Using bees for apitherapy? Make or buy this bee hotel
Value-added products from beekeeping
Vietnam breeds high yielding bees
Vietnam: Beekeeping development and honey marketing
Wax Foundation Making
World honey market - Argentina
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