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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Give a legacy

We know that choosing to make a charitable donation in your will is a big decision. We would like to give you the confidence that we will be effective stewards of your legacy and use the money wisely in accordance with your values.

Bees for Development Trust has worked for over two decades tirelessly striving to benefit poor and disadvantaged people - using bees wisely and sustainably in ways that both generate income and support biodiversity. We would like assure you that we remain steadfast to the following values and principles which underpin our work - whatever the future holds.


  • We build the capacity of organisations in partner countries, so in the long term they can take the lead in the development of their own communities.
  • We know information and knowledge sharing leads to self-reliance and empowerment of the poor and this is a core focus of our work.
  • We know the best hive type is one that is appropriate to the local context and local bees - always taking into account affordability for beekeepers.
  • We promote the use of local resources and equipment, thus supporting local industries
  • We advise the use of indigenous bees - so maximising bee health and resilience
  • We help beekeepers access fair markets, because we know that trade and enterprise underpin sustainable income generation. 


Above all we recognise that our future depends on us being able to balance economic development with environmental stewardship and beekeeping offers many people a real opportunity to build sustainable livelihoods, for themselves and their families.


For more information please download the following attachments:
How to leave a legacy



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Bees for Development Trust is the working title of The Troy Trust, Registered Charity 1078803
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