Bees for Development

Fundraise for the Trust


Help raise funds for Bees for Development Trust by organising your own fundraising event or getting sponsored to take part in an organised event. The Trust gratefully receives donations every year from groups and individuals who raise funds in many different ways.  Fundraising methods include many different types of activities from charging for coffee at meetings, giving talks, selling plants, to running marathons or appearing on television programmes such as Ready, Steady, Cook!


Fundraising ideas 

  • give a talk to your local beekeeping group - we can provide leaflets and posters about Bees for Development for you to distribute and display. Email to ask for leaflets and posters.
  • you can sell BfD Trust tamper-evident labels for honey jars which can be purchased from our store
  • organise a fundraising event, raffle or tombola in aid of Bees for Development Trust - for ideas and resources visit
  • run the London Marathon or get sponsored to take part in another event - you can set up your own Bees for Development Trust fundraising page by clicking here. If you fancy a challenge, why not take part in a mass participation running event (for ideas click here) or a swimming event (for ideas click here)?
  • sell your stuff on eBay and donate between 10-100% of the final selling price to Bees for Development Trust, or buy items listed by other supporters - visit our eBay for Charity site.

Contact the Trust at or call 01600 713648

How other supporters are helping Bees for Development Trust


Three members of Ealing Beekeepers' Association donated their fee from a corporate event to Bees for Development Trust.


Conwy Beekeepers' Association raised £300 for Bees for Development Trust from stallholders and visitors at the Conwy Honey Fair on 14th September 2009.


Els Vermeulen cycled 1,400 km from London to Edinburgh and back on 26th July 2009 in just 109 hours 35 minutes, beating her target of 116 hours. The ride is dubbed the Everest of UK Cycling. Els raised an amazing £1,858.32 for Bees for Development Trust, "I am a beekeeper with Ealing Beekeepers' Association and have worked for seven years in a development organisation, so bees and development are close to my heart". You can still show Els your support by sponsoring her by clicking here.