Bees for Development works to improve access to information about apiculture (beekeeping), around the world.
The guiding philosophy of Bees for Development is that information is the key to development and we work hard to enable people throughout the world to access the information they need. We make information available on this website and in our unique Bees for Development Journal. If you would like to receive a sponsored subscription to the journal, click here.
Our network centre enables beekeepers to share information and experience with others. We want to help all members of the beekeeping community, however our focus is those who are most marginalised and vulnerable. This means that we are in touch with others who work with the most hard-to-reach, and we communicate regularly with small-scale beekeepers.
It is important to us that you can find the information you need from this website. You can visit our extensive online library of information, the Information Portal, and read reports and articles covering all bee species and beekeeping practices present around the world.
Our information portal is continually updated with the latest research findings from across the world.
We produce and distribute appropriate training programmes and practical guides carefully tailored to meet your needs, based on your training requirements, local beekeeping methods and location. If you are interested in receiving training materials you can apply to receive a resource box.
You can download these two posters about the value of beekeeping to support your activities.
Sustainable beekeeping in Africa
Practical beekeeping - hygiene in colony management
Practical beekeeping -straight top-bar combs
Warré People's Hive
Beekeeping economics in Uganda
South East Asia beekeeping project
News around the World
Tom Seeley at Apimondia
Look and Learn Ahead