Our goal at Bees for Development
is to assist people living in
poor and remote areas of the world, and to raise awareness about
the value of beekeeping for poverty alleviation. We provide a free
information and advice service to beekeepers in developing countries.
No other organisation world-wide offers this assistance.
We aim to provide a response to every request for beekeeping information from an individual
or a project in a developing country. We are able to draw on the beekeeping information resources
held at Bees for Development, and the expertise of the staff, in answering beekeeping enquiries
that come from all over the developing world. In 2005, we responded to
over 3000 enquiries.
Bees for Development Journal:
The Journal is at the heart of our network. We have 4500 readers in
over 140 countries. For many people working in remote, rural areas it is
the only beekeeping literature they receive. The journal gives up-to-date
news on practical beekeeping and events world-wide. Most importantly,
the Journal provides a forum for discussion of sustainable beekeeping
techniques. The Journal is used as the official newsletter of the Asian
How can poor people
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Ilog Maria Honey Farms
He makes his living by managing
his bees for honey production and
fulfilling pollination contracts.
He also sells his bees to others,
they can get started as
Ilog Maria Honey Farms Apiary (left):
Joel Magsaysay stands proudly beside a
trailer full of his bee hives. These hives
are ready to be moved into an agricultural
crop to provide pollination.
In the back you can see his well organized
apiary, with each hive on an individual
Violaine Magsaysay creates beautiful
handmade products using the honey,