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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Support Vietnam beekeepers

Beekeepers in the very poor Province of Ha Tinh experienced terrible floods in October and November 2016. Livestock of all types were lost (bees, cows, pigs, hens) and people’s homes greatly damaged. Bee hives were swept away. People in this Province know beekeeping well, and rely on this source of livelihood.   If they can replace their bees and equipment by March, they can begin collecting and selling honey within a few months. They can divide colonies and replace their enterprise. Beekeeping can be one of the first enterprises that they can re-start quickly - and would welcome your help with this.

Please give what you can to this cause - every little helps!  All funds will go directly to our partner organisation in Vietnam.  

Thank you


In response to our December 2016 Appeal, generous beekeepers around the world kindly donated, and we were able recently to send £12,500 (US$15,770; €14,190).   This enabled our partner organisation, the Vietnam Bee Research and Development Centre (BRDC) to provide 250 Apis cerana colonies and equipment to beekeepers in two communities most badly affected by the floods.



1. Flood damage in Ha Tinh Province, one of the poorest areas of North Vietnam

2. Apis cerana colonies and bee hives destroyed

3. Beekeeper Mr Hoa in Son Diem, managed to salvage this equipment


This Appeal is now closed. To see a report and images of what was achieved please click here


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