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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Resource Centre

Welcome to Bees for Development's Resource Centre. Here you will find a vast range of bee-related information, much of it unique to this site. You can navigate around the various areas of the Resource Centre using the hexagon links above. The purpose of the Resource Centre is to empower beekeepers and beekeeper trainers to develop beekeeping to strengthen sustainable livelihoods worldwide.

Search Library

In the library you will find introductory texts on many beekeeping topics and is a great place to start your search for knowledge. You can also use the Search box to locate the articles you need - there are more than 3000 in our library!

Our Network

We understand the importance of like-minded organisations having the opportunity to share and learn with others. Here you will find information about Bees for Development's partners, plus a list of beekeeping groups and organisations around the world.

Training Materials

Bees for Development published a wide range of training materials and resources - from posters to books. This page lists the resources we have available and tells you how you can obtain them.

Resource Boxes

The Bees for Development Resource Box, is an invaluable tool to aid learning and training and comprises a pack of relevant and user-friendly training materials, including our popular training cards and past issues of Bees for Development Journal.  Find out how to purchase a Resource Box. We also explain who is eligible to request a free Resource Box.


The Bees for Development Journal is a unique magazine which offers articles and reports written by researchers and practitioners from around the world. Find out how to subscribe to Bees for Development Journal and how to access the content of past issues.

Bee Movies

Here we offer a selection of movies created by Bees for Development and others related to sustainable beekeeping.


Maintaining and improving the Resource Centre is an ongoing endeavour which needs continual support. If you have found the resource Centre useful please contribute to its ongoing maintenance and expansion. Find out how to join a growing community of friends who value this important facility. 

As far as possible, items are provided here as articles within the website or as external links. However, for some references you may have to approach a library or other source.

This Resource Centre represents a labour of love for us here at Bees for development. Everything here is available free as part of our continuing endeavour to promote bees and beekeeping as means for improving the livelihoods of people in developing countries. We are continuously adding texts and welcome your suggestions for information to include here.

We also have books for sale in our Online Store.

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