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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
Bees for Development promotes sustainable beekeeping to combat poverty and to build sustainable, resilient livelihoods. We support beekeepers to maintain environments that are good for bees, for biodiversity, and for people.
Keeping bees can make a real difference – for example in Ethiopia, Tadfie obtained her first honey bee colony with our help. She sold 18 kg of honey in the first year – enabling her to buy seeds for her vegetable garden and school books for her children.
We work with local partners on community-based projects, and we provide a wide-range of information services. Building self-reliance is one of our core values: we avoid interventions which create dependency on expensive inputs. Find out more about our work below: