Bees for development (Bfd) promotes sustainable beekeeping as a means of alleviating poverty and promoting biodiversity. We run practical, community-based projects around the world. Our principal activities are the development, funding and support of locally-run, self-sustaining education initiatives and the promotion of free and fair trade. We also publish Bees for development Journal (a quarterly magazine circulated and read around the world)’ and the unique ‘Info Hive’ online knowledge-base for beekeepers. Bees for development was established in 1993 and is an independent UK-based registered charity number: 1078803.
Bees for development’s guiding principles?
Protecting bees & pollinators
Most of the earth’s flowering plants depend upon pollination by bees and other insects. We are dedicated to protecting this essential relationship.
We campaign for policies and practices which protect, reinstate and sustain the fragile environments and ecosystems on which all pollinators (not just bees) depend.
Working to alleviate poverty
We support communities in the world’s least privileged rural regions for whom beekeeping can become a valuable and integral part of life.
Teaching sustainable life skills
We provide reliable information and knowledge about all aspects of bees and beekeeping and how to create resilient livelihoods based upon the sale of honey and beeswax products.
Facilitating fair market access
We work hard to ensure that all beekeepers have excellent access to fair markets whether local, regional, national or international.
Sharing knowledge and experience
We actively promote the understanding, sharing and teaching of the best sustainable beekeeping practices in UK and worldwide.
Visit our website at www.beesfordevelopment.org
Or contact us by email: info@bees for development.org
You can also write to us at:
1 Agincourt St, Monmouth, Gwent NP25 3DZ
Or telephone us on: +44 (0)01600 714848