Bees for Development
For a new beekeeper gaining good training is an important part of successful beekeeping. Beekeeping is a sophisticated and practical skill that is difficult to learn just from a book. To get the best out of beekeeping requires the development of a range of practical skills as well as theoretical learning. Because bees sting and disturbing the bees can also cause danger or upset to others living nearby, they must be handled carefully and knowledgeably. Beekeeping is often best transmitted by locally based beekeepers mentoring a new apprentice in person but for many people this possibility is limited or non-existent. Others may wish to expand their beekeeping skills into new areas and would like more advanced knowledge. In country extension workers and project personnel frequently need specialist training and finally there a range of complex, higher level issues that are of interest to a very wide range of participants.
Bees for Development's training expertise is used by international agencies to run courses and workshops in developing countries. Training periods range in length from one day to two months. Courses and workshops have been organised in Afghanistan, Albania, Cape Verde, India, Iraq, Malawi, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda, UK and Zambia.
Our next UK based course is Strengthening livelihoods through beekeeping. This is a one day course designed to give European beekeepers, International NGO personnel and international project workers a broader view of how beekeeping can be used to develop livelihoods. It is not suitable for field based project workers lookign to develop practical beekeeping skills. click here for more information.
Bees for Development Trust raises funds to provide resources boxes which are sent free of charge to trainers and extension officers in developing countries and provide publications and materials for use at training courses and workshops. click here for more information.
Baraka College, Molo, Kenya. click here for external link to website
National Beekeeping Station, Nairobi, Kenya. PO Box 34188, Nairobi, Kenya
Njiro Wildlife Research Centre, Arusha, Tanzania. click here or click here for contact.
We are happy to include formal beekeeping courses providers onto this page on our website. Please send details of your training courses here. click here to contact us.
List of Articles available on this topic (16):
2nd mission report : honey processing in beekeeping villages
Basic Finance for Marketers
Draft of an Economic Evaluation of Danmarks Biavlerforening (DBF) Supervised Beekeeping Project (funded by Danida) in Guinea Bissau, West Africa
Educational Aids on Apiculture
Empowering the Rural Disabled
Farm Planning and Management for Trainers of Extension Workers in the Caribbean
Gender and organisational change training manual
Groverman,V & Gurung,J D
Indonesia: Country Statement - Presented at Workshop in Research and Development on Beekeeping in Tropical Asia
International Workshop on Non-Apis Bees and their Role as Crop Pollinators
Larson, J.H., Tepedino, V.J., Torchio, P.F. & Vandenburg, J.D.
Israel: The International Course on Bee-keeping and Extension
Livelihoods Diversification and Enterprise Development
Minutes Wrap Up Meeting Eval\'n Team for TCP UGA 6717 Apiculture project 6 Dec 1999
Practical Manual on Beekeeping
Gupta, JK; Sharma, HK; Thakur, RK.
Sericulture Training Manual
Lee, S.P., Lim, S.H. & Kim, Y.T.
Starting a cooperative: Farmer-controlled economic initiatives
Training in Malta