Bees for Development Trust

Honey Bees in Africa

Sound advice is the best help for beekeepers in Africa to raise their incomes. Selling honey, beeswax, and products like candles and cosmetic creams can be a great earner for poor families - if they have the information they need to produce and market these products.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1078803)

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Bees in Africa are much healthier than in most parts of the world. They produce high-value honey and other products as well as pollinating the food and cash crops that farming households depend on. But these advantages are not well understood in African countries and so honey bees are not appreciated, protected or used as much as they could be.


Bees for Development gives advice on beekeeping and making money from honey in developing countries. We plan to devolve our work to Centres of Excellence in African countries, building local skills in research, accreditation and training, and improving the advice available to beekeepers.