BfD Journal Hubs
About BfD Journal Hubs
Disruptions to international postal systems, caused by COVID-19, led us to rethink how we distribute print copies of Bees for Development Journal. Sending out individual editions to sponsored recipients had become an unsustainable and unfair approach.
The high postage costs of sending to thousands of individual addresses internationally meant we could not keep up with demand for new sponsored subscriptions. We decided to publish the Journal digitally, directly online, making it accessible via low-bandwidth connections and downloadable as a pdf – all completely free of charge. Now you can read any edition online – all the way back to 1981!
New readers are joining us with every edition however we know that paper editions still reach places the digital editions do not. We are establishing a network of Distribution Hubs to get news and practical beekeeping tips over that last mile, and into the hands of beekeepers who are not connected to the internet.
We have Hubs in the Caribbean, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, , Uganda and Zimbabwe. The Hubs are organisations that are actively promoting sustainable beekeeping in their region: reaching remote and marginalised communities, running workshops in schools and universities, attending sector events, and meeting beekeepers and honey traders every day. Hubs are receiving 20-150 of each Journal edition and distributing them through their local networks.
Register your interest in applying to be a BfD Journal Distribution Hu