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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Exporting honey and beeswax

  • Rebecca Howard, Michael Tchana Bees for Development (eds)
  • Bees for Development
  • Book
  • English
  • Available to buy from our online store.

    This book is also available for free to beekeeping associations in developing countries. Please contact Bees for Development to request a free copy.


    This Guide continues the procedures that Guiding Hope developed to operate an export-orientated marketing system for honey and beeswax. The booklet documents all processes involved to meet stringent import requirements for EU markets. The success story of a first shipment of 20 tonnes of honey and 100 tonnes of beeswax to Germany and the UK is told. This case study provides a vivid picture of the shocks, challenges and experiences of Guiding Hope in organising successful export.  The result is a doubling of farm gate prices for poor rural beekeepers. These experiences provide good lessons for other organisations aiming to export to the EU.

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