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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
Bees for Development produces a wide-range of publications to inform and educate beekeepers in developing countries. We target our information to areas where mainstream forms of support are lacking, and where beekeepers and trainers are working in difficult environments.
Our Beekeeping Resource Centre offers a unique range of bee-related information, introductory texts on many beekeeping topics, and will guide you to a wealth of relevant papers, articles and books.
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Bees for Development Journal is our quarterly magazine with readers in over 130 countries. It is a valuable source of information about apiculture worldwide, providing unique news and views. The Journal includes practical advice on beekeeping and management techniques, future events (including training programmes) and reports from beekeeping projects and associations worldwide. It provides an avenue into the beekeeping network which is important for information exchange and making new contacts.
Subscribe to the Bees for Development Journal at the cost of £26 for four issues a year. You can order your subscription from our online shop.
Sponsored Subscriptions are available for those who find it difficult to pay the subscription. To request a free Sponsored Subscription contact us using this form and provide the details requested.
Our Guides provide in-depth information about selling honey and beeswax and cover topics on honey quality, beekeeper organisations, and what to consider if planning for export. These texts are drawn largely from our work in Uganda and Cameroon and are of interest to those approaching honey and beeswax marketing. Available to purchase from our online store.
We publish Fact Sheets on a wide-range of beekeeping topics and other subjects such as honey trade, pollinators and development. Our Fact Sheets are freely available for the benefit of individual beekeepers and for educational purposes and more will be refreshed and made available here in the coming months.
We send Resource Boxes free of charge to beekeeper trainers in developing countries. The Boxes contain teaching materials that can be used by local trainers, and can be used also for promotional events to raise awareness of the importance of bees for livelihoods and the environment.
If you would like to receive our regular email bulletin of news and updates from around the beekeeping world please join our mailing list and tick 'Technical Bee notes'
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Training posters are particularly useful for public spaces where communities meet, and for shows and events. Attractive and informative they encourage readers to learn more about the benefits of beekeeping for livelihoods.