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Monmouth bee charity hosts events at UK Houses of Parliament

Press Release Bees for development – the leading international charity organisation specialising in poverty alleviation through sustainable beekeeping – hosted two events at the Palace of Westminster on Tuesday 23rd February – a Bee Breakfast in the House of Commons and an evening Bee Soirée in the House of Lords. Both events, sponsored by charity… Continue reading Monmouth bee charity hosts events at UK Houses of Parliament

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44th APIMONDIA Congress, Daejeon, Korea

The Beekeeping for Rural Development Commission was very active during the 44th Congress in Daejeon, with one main Plenary Session and twelve Symposia, providing opportunity for speakers from 40 nations to present their work. The participants and the topics covered, showed that this Commission is nowadays concerned not only with beekeeping in financially poor countries,… Continue reading 44th APIMONDIA Congress, Daejeon, Korea

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Ghana update: Buzz Club progress and increasing cashew yields

Over the summer we were delighted to be able to host Dr. Kwame Aidoo for 12 weeks on a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Award. During his time with Bees for development Kwame agreed to establish an affiliated partner organisation dedicated to serving the needs of beekeepers in Ghana. He also linked up with Stroud Beekeepers Association… Continue reading Ghana update: Buzz Club progress and increasing cashew yields

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Prof. Tom Seeley’s work recognised at the 2015 South Devon Beekeepers Convention

By Janet Lowore. I attended the South Devon Beekeepers Convention (SDBC) on Saturday 17 October where four excellent speakers provided considerable food for thought. I learned much that chimed with the work of Bees for development. It was interesting to note that three out of the four speakers made reference to Professor Tom Seeley and… Continue reading Prof. Tom Seeley’s work recognised at the 2015 South Devon Beekeepers Convention

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US quilters raise funds for Bfd’s work in Ethiopia

Dr. Diana Sammataro, Hope Johnson and their respective quilting guilds in Arizona and Vermont USA have partnered to create a magnificent community quilt to raise funds for food security, biodiversity, and increased standard of living, using the example set by the industrious honeybee. Members of the Champlain Valley Quilter’s Guild from Vermont and the Tucson… Continue reading US quilters raise funds for Bfd’s work in Ethiopia

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We all need to know about neonicotinoids

Many of us can remember when summer evening car journeys featured large numbers of insects caught on the headlights and windscreen. Clearly, the number of insects has declined drastically, and the reasons are commonly acknowledged: loss of insects’ food sources, use of pesticides and agrochemicals. We are witnessing a poisoning of our countryside on a… Continue reading We all need to know about neonicotinoids

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Tree planting and beekeeping – the perfect partnership in Uganda

  Bees for development Trust is delighted to announce that on 1 October 2015 we started a new project in Uganda. We will be working hand in hand with Mbale CAP (Mbale Coalition Against Poverty) a local consortium of community-based organisations based in the Mount Elgon region of Uganda. Our aim is to train and… Continue reading Tree planting and beekeeping – the perfect partnership in Uganda