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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
Thank you to everybody who donated to Bees for Development through The Big Give 3rd to 10th December. Each donation has been doubled, matching your donations to raise over £80,000 for our work. Read more
Bees help people out of extreme poverty. Find out why beekeeping is such a useful tool for alleviating poverty while helping to maintain biodiversity.
We help protect bees and the plants bees use for food - so securing a healthy environment for people and wildlife. Find out more
We provide reliable information and knowledge on all aspects of beekeeping - particularly for those in difficult environments.
We work hard to ensure that beekeepers have good access to fair and rewarding markets - both local and distant.
We help the most disadvantaged people to become beekeepers, always using local bees and local skills. Click here to read Alemnesh's story
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Read about our approach to development and why beekeeping helps. Find out more
It was the bee social event of the year, attended by royal and other very special guests, and an auction of art by well known artists, all to raise funds for Bees for Development. Read about it here.
Bees for Development promotes sustainable beekeeping as a means of alleviating poverty and promoting biodiversity. We run practical, community-based projects around the world. Our principal activities are the development, funding and support of locally-run, self-sustaining education initiatives and supporting market access. We also publish the unique ‘Resource Centre’ online knowledge-base for beekeepers. Find out more
Sponsor training materials for a beekeeping school or club working in the poorest countries.
We are a small and unique charity. Your donation will make a real difference for bees and people in the world’s poorest places.
Our volunteers fulfil many different roles: working in our shop and offices and at events. Our Trustees are also volunteers.
Enjoyed by beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike our ‘full-board’ safaris offer unique opportunities to learn about bees, beekeeping and botany around the world. Visit beautiful locations such as Trinidad and Tobago and Ethiopia, make new friends, experience local culture and hospitality and stay in carefully selected, top-quality hotels. Find out more