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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
Bees for Development is a friendly and open organisation, interested to co-operate with other groups and individuals who share our belief that apiculture provides an excellent way to achieve truly sustainable development. We have working links with organisations in many countries.
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A regional network working to increase African honey and beeswax trade.
ANCO is based on the mountainous north-west of Cameroon. We help train families in beekeeping with the dual overall aim of increasing household income and creating a direct financial benefit from forest conservation.
CAMGEW is a community-based NGO based on the north-west part of Cameroon. CAMGEW worked in partnership with Bees for Development to support beekeeping activities in Oku Forest, for income and conservation benefits.
Guiding Hope - Guide de l'espoir. Our aim it to increase in the quality and quantity of locally-produce honey, and provide rural beekeepers in Adamaoua access to rewarding markets for honey and beeswax.
We aim to help hunters in Cameroon replace hunting with beekeeping as a means to generate income.
We are an Ethiopian resident charity, established in 2014. We specialise in appropriate beekeeping methods for community development and poverty alleviation and a close partner of Bees for Development.
We are a long term Partner of Bees for Development. In 1992 we implemented the Project Sustainable beekeeping for Africa, a project funded by the UK Government Department for International Development.
We are Kamwenge Beekeepers Cooperative Society, a community-based honey trading company based in Kamwenge in western Uganda. Bees for Development helped us develop our business model and our organisational capacity.
The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation (TUNADO) is a not-for-profit, private-sector member organisation, serving all Ugandan beekeepers.
Keystone Foundation is an NGO in South India. We worked with Bees for Development on the the research project Bees, biodiversity and forest livelihoods in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, in 2006-2009.
The Directorate of Industries and Commerce, Bangalore is a Government Department in India. We co-operated with Bees for Development in organising Beekeepers' Safaris to India in 1999 and 2000.
The Asian Apicultural Association (AAA) is based at Tamagawa University, Japan. AAA was established in 1992 to form a network and encourage exchange of information between beekeepers and bee scientists in Asia.
ICIMOD, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development is working on a regional project for the conservation of indigenous honey bee species.
We have close ties with Bees for Development. We translate Bees for Development Journal into Vietnamese and have facilitated networking and exchange visits.
We are the Association of Caribbean Beekeeping Associations. We have a long-standing working relationship with Bees for Development who have provided us with steadfast support ever since our establishment.
The aim of the organization is to work for the benefit of beekeeping and beekeepers, and especially to promote and teach the beekeeping method developed by Dzierzon.
Website hosting a wide range of information about beekeeping services, information and organisations.
International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations
Netherlands Expertise Centre for Tropical Apicultural Resources, NECTAR is a non-governmental, non-profit association of tropical beekeeping experts. Founded in 1990.
We are a company specialising in bee products and we have led a renaissance of interest in propolis as a modern day medicine. We are always interested to explore more about the different properties of propolis from around the world.
Our focus is on improving environmental sustainability and food security through research with impact.
Ragman's Lane Farm is a permaculture farm in Gloucestershire. Bees for Development's apiary is sited on the farm, and is the location for the Bees for Development Sustainable Beekeeping Course which takes place twice a year.
UEA was a key partner in the delivery of the research project Bees, biodiversity and livelihoods in India.
Building on our long term partnership with Bees for Development, we launched a new project in 2009. The aim was to increase and promote trade of bee products from Cameroon to the UK.
BfD Partner organisations - if we have somehow failed to mention you here - please do let us know!