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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Statement on Covid-19 Coronavirus

Update: 26 May 2020

Mansion House Bee Banquet
We had been hoping to postpone our fundraising Bee Banquet, however due to the continuing implications of the coronavirus we have been obliged to cancel it.

As a fun alternative, we are delighted to invite you to A sundowner in the garden with Bill Turnbull

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Online Store
We have added to the range of goods available through our online store. By buying your essential beekeeping equipment, honey, and foods from us, you are supporting Bees for Development through this difficult time.   All goods are available for Click & Collect and we can ship most products.  When you checkout, you will be able to select which of the two fulfilment options you would like.

Posted: 23 March 2020

Good wishes to everyone during this challenging time. We have now cancelled all our public-facing events, including all our training courses until at least the end of May.

Our Monmouth Bee Festival and London Bee Banquet in May, and spring beekeeping events are all postponed or cancelled. All participants who have paid for Courses are being contacted via email, however if you have any questions about cancellations then please e-mail us.

Our Bee Shop in Monmouth is closed from today, however you can order some items online, and we plan to add more lines, including essential beekeeping equipment, shortly.

The situation is similar for most of our partners around the world, in places where the virus will seriously affect those already living in severe hardship. Our training programmes in Uganda and Ethiopia are postponed.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update you.

Thank you for your support, and keep safe.

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Bees for Development Trust is the working title of The Troy Trust, Registered Charity 1078803
Registered Address: 1 Agincourt Street, Monmouth, NP25 3DZ, UK
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