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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Policy change

Beekeepers are sometimes prevented from making good livelihoods from bees because of barriers beyond their control.  These barriers may be lack of access to good places to locate hives, barriers to market access, or incompatible farming or land-use practices. For example:

  • In Amhara, Ethiopia, crop protection agents advocate the spraying of agrochemicals on flowering crops which are used by bees as a food source - this causes poisoning of the bees
  • In Kyrgyzstan migratory beekeepers were not recognised as legitimate pasture users until the law was changed
  • Closer to home – in the UK, policies about roadside verge and hedge maintenance result in wildflowers being cut at a time when bees need these flowers to survive.

Challenging these underlying barriers is an important part of our work.

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