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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Resource Boxes

Due to current constraints on international mail deliveries because of the Covid 19 pandemic we are unable to post out Resource Boxes.  We encourage you to submit a request (see below) and once mail delivery services resume we will contact you.  We encourage you (if you do not receive it already) to apply for a sponsored subscription to Bees for Development Journal  - recent copies are available digitally..  


We send Resource Boxes free of charge to beekeeper trainers in developing countries.  The Boxes contain teaching materials that can be used by local trainers, and also for promotional events to raise awareness of the importance of bees for livelihoods and the environment.  Although we will endeavour to fulfill all requests if the initial request is not received within 60 days of the date of the event we cannot guarantee delivery due to international mailing time constraints.  (We do not have funding capacity to send materials via courier services).

If you live in a developing country please apply for a sponsored Resource Box using this form.


For all other customers,  Resource Boxes can be purchased from our online store

Boxes contain a selection from:

  • Bees for Development Journal – an excellent resource and important first contact for new beekeepers
  • Bees and Rural Livelihoods – a booklet explaining why beekeeping is such a great activity. Available in English, Portuguese and Spanish editions
  • Information Poster – our famous Beekeeping Sustains Livelihoods: 10 good reasons why. Available in English, French, Kiswahili, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish
  • Information Poster – Bees make money.  Available in English and Kiswahili
  • Beekeeping training modules for use during training courses in Africa: Value and life of the honey bee; Honey bee colony management; Harvesting and processing honey; Harvesting and processing beeswax; Choosing and making a bee hive
  • Training Cards – these are full colour training cards with clear images to show beekeeping skills and bee biology
  • Beekeeping training posters - a series of ten: 
    • Creating an apiary site
    • Advantages and disadvantages of top-bar hives
    • Advantages and disadvantages of local style hives
    • Four ways to get bees
    • Protecting bees from and pests and predators
    • Forage for bees
    • Harvesting honey and wax
    • Beeswax
    • Preparing honey for sale
    • Enterprise analysis for beekeeping business

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Bees for Development Trust is the working title of The Troy Trust, Registered Charity 1078803
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