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For a new beekeeper gaining good training is an important part of successful beekeeping. Beekeeping is a sophisticated and practical skill that is difficult to learn just from a book. To get the best out of beekeeping requires the development of a range of practical skills as well as theoretical learning. Because bees sting and disturbing the bees can also cause danger or upset to others living nearby, they must be handled carefully and knowledgeably. Beekeeping is often best transmitted by locally based beekeepers mentoring a new apprentice in person but for many people this possibility is limited or non-existent. Others may wish to expand their beekeeping skills into new areas and would like more advanced knowledge. In-country extension workers and project personnel frequently need specialist training and finally there a range of complex, higher level issues that are of interest to a very wide range of participants.

 Bees for Development's training expertise is used by international agencies to run courses and workshops in developing countries. Training periods range in length from one day to two months. Courses and workshops have been organised in Afghanistan, Albania, Cape Verde, India, Iraq, Malawi, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda, UK and Zambia.

Training courses in the UK.

Our UK based course is Strengthening livelihoods through beekeeping. This is a one day course designed to give European beekeepers, International NGO personnel and international project workers a  broader view of how beekeeping can be used to develop livelihoods. It is not suitable for field based project workers looking to develop practical beekeeping skills. 

Teaching materials

Bees for Development Trust raises funds to provide resources boxes which are sent free of charge to trainers and extension officers in developing countries and provide publications and materials for use at training courses and workshops. 

Other beekeeping training providers offering locally based training

Baraka College, Molo, Kenya. 

National Beekeeping Station, Nairobi, Kenya. PO Box 34188, Nairobi, Kenya

Njiro Wildlife Research Centre, Arusha, Tanzania. click here or click here for contact. 

Send us your details

We are happy to include formal beekeeping courses providers onto this page on our website. Please send details of your training courses here. click here to contact us.


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  • Published Date October 2016
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