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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Frequently asked questions

1. I am looking for funding opportunities - can you help?

Bees for Development is not a donor organisation and is unable to help you financially.

You can find advice on writing funding proposals and suggestions on organisations to approach for funding can be found in our Resource Centre

If we become aware of funding opportunities, we advertise these in Bees for Development Journal. You may wish to try these websites:

2. I am looking for information and training materials about beekeeping - can you help?

Yes, we can. There are three main ways.

  • Bees for Development Journal
  • Resource Box of publications and training materials
  • Information on beekeeping available for free via our Online Library

See below for details on accessing these resources. If you cannot find the information you need from our website, we are sometimes able to answer specific one-to-one questions, but we are a small organisation with limited capacity to answer individual emails.

3. How can I receive Bees for Development Journal?

If you are a beekeeper in a developing country, you can apply to receive a free subscription to Bees for Development Journal. Free subscriptions are only possible because we receive sponsorship from generous supporters and the information you provide helps us to do this. Follow this link and complete the form. If you are not from a developing country, the Journal costs £26 for four issues a year. This is the link to our online store.

4. How can I receive a Resource Box of publications and training materials?

You need to apply by filling in the form on our website or making a store purchase. Read this page and follow the links.

5. How can I find beekeeping information on Bees for Development website?

Go to our Online Library and use the subject categories or search box. You will find beekeeping information on a wide range of topics, plus a large number of articles. If you find a reference to an article which you cannot access on the website then you may be able to contact the original publisher or author to obtain the article.

6. Can Bees for Development provide me with beekeeping equipment?

No. Bees for Development does not provide beekeeping equipment.

7. I would like to attend a training course - can you help?

Please refer to our Events Calendar to find out about training courses run by Bees for Development and other organisations.
Our courses are open to anyone. However, please note that we do not provide invitation letters to people from outside the UK who wish to attend UK-based courses, and we are unable to support visa applications for this purpose. We can occasionally organise and provide tailor-made courses on demand.

8. How do I submit an article to Bees for Development Journal?

Bees for Development is always interested to read articles and reports from beekeepers from around the world. If you would like your article to be considered, please send an email to

9. How can I join an online discussion forum for beekeepers?

We recommend that you join TECA beekeeping exchange group. This is the link

10. How can I stay in touch with Bees for Development and be kept up to date with news and events?

Simply complete this form and we'll add you to our mailing list. We will send our our Technical Bee Notes. You can read previous editions of Technical Bee Notes here.

11. We would like to work as a partner of Bees for Development - is that possible?

We are always interested to work with like-minded organisations who share our aims and values. We are not a donor organisation and therefore we have limited capacity to develop partnership projects, unless we can work together to source external funding.
If you would like your organisation to feature as a member of our Network, send us an email with information about your organisation and we will add you to our Network. We are always interested to receive news, stories and articles. Many of which we publish in Bees for Development Journal.

12. Can you provide advice about exporting honey to Europe?

In order to export honey to the EU, a number of requirements must be met, and details of these are given on the Bees for Development website. Please visit this webpage for information.

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