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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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ApiTrade Africa Company Limited was legally registered in Uganda in July 2008 as a company limited by guarantee, not-for-profit. It is a regional network working to increase African honey and beeswax trade.
ANCO is based in the mountainous north-west of Cameroon. We help train families in beekeeping with the dual aim of increasing household income and creating a direct financial benefit from forest conservation. We worked with Bees for Development in the project Bees and Trees in Nkor forest. We supported the Nkor community to develop sustainable beekeeping as a forest-friendly addition to their livelihoods.
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 is to increase in the quality and quantity of locally-produce honey, and provide rural beekeepers in Adamaoua, Cameroon, 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 we are a close partner of Bees for Development.
Bees for Development Ghana is a partner organisation of Bees for Development. BfDG is a specialist beekeeping NGO dedicated to serving and developing the beekeeping sector in Ghana.
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. Our aim is to ensure that beekeepers in the rural district of Kamwenge in Uganda have a reliable and fair access to a market for their honey and beeswax. Each year we trade in about 15 tonnes of honey which we supply to outlets throughout Uganda.
Mount Elgon Coffee and Honey Cooperative is a legally registered cooperative with the Uganda Ministry of Trade Industry & Cooperatives. Our goal is to transform families from surviving to thriving through integrating beekeeping in coffee farming communities. The idea is through supporting beekeeping to help families to respond to climate change disasters and also to ensure diversification of household income even when coffee season is off.
The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation (TUNADO) is a not-for-profit, private-sector member organisation, serving all Ugandan beekeepers. The Director of TUNADO, Dickson Biryomumaisho and the membership officer of TUNADO, Allon Bomujuni were awarded Commonwealth Professional Fellowships in 2015 and 2016 respectively being hosted by Bees for Development on a programme of professional development. This opportunity gave Dickson and Allon work experience and exposure to better enable them build the beekeeping sector in Uganda and the membership base of TUNADO.
Makoni Beekeepers' Association is located in Rusape Town, in Makoni District of Manicaland Province-Zimbabwe. The membership of the Association is within and outside the district. Our target members are men, women, youths, schools, organisations, prison camps, people living with disability and child headed families. Our aim is to sustainably and economically keep bees for the production of honey and related bee products and establish markets for such products on a sustainable basis.
The main objective of Asian Apicultural Association is to promote the exchange of scientific and general information relating to honeybee sciences and apiculture in Asia, and to encourage international co-operation in the study of problems of common interest. Although, so far, AAA is not a big organization, it encourages research on the biology and management of honeybee species found in Asia by providing a common platform to exchange knowledge and information.
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.
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.
Our mission is to produce the highest quality of organic-certified beeswax and thereby stick to our commitment: Biodiversity, Education, Empowerment and Sustainablity - in short BEES for the world.
Apimondia is an International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations that exists to promote scientific, technical, ecological, social and economic apicultural development in all countries and the cooperation of beekeepers’ associations, scientific bodies and individuals involved in apiculture worldwide. It also aims to put into practice every initiative that can contribute to improving apicultural practice and to rendering the obtained products profitable.
Netherlands Expertise Centre for Tropical Apicultural Resources, NECTAR is a non-governmental, non-profit association of tropical beekeeping experts. Founded in 1990.
BeeVital are the world leaders in propolis research. We use this expertise to develop and manufacture a variety of cutting edge natural medicines from the beehive, which are designed to aid a wide range of common health complaints.
Meeting increasing food demands whilst protecting the wider environment is arguably one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century. The only way to meet this challenge is to bring research disciplines together.
Global Diversity Foundation is a non-profit organisation that protects the natural environment and enhances people’s wellbeing. Our vision is a world of diversity in which there is dignity, justice and respect for all beings and environments.
The Global Environments Network (GEN) gathers inspiring changemakers who are actively seeking solutions to environmental and social problems. This collective leadership network promotes social and environmental justice, strengthening wellbeing at scales from local to global.
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.
Tropical Forest Products produces its own honey in Wales and England as well as importing organic honey and beeswax from Africa. We’ve been doing this since 1990 and were the first company to bring organic African honey to the UK. This honey comes from small-scale forest beekeepers in Zambia, Ethiopia and Cameroon, using traditional bark hives.
BfD Partner organisations - if we have somehow failed to mention you here - please do let us know!