Richard Ridler – Chairman Richard and his wife Jane, who is a Master Beekeeper, have kept bees for 25 years. Richard was both treasurer and chairman of the Essex Beekeepers’ Association and Jane is currently their education secretary. Richard gained experience of building businesses in developing countries in his career. His range of business and management […]
The aim of Bees Abroad is to provide education and technical advice in Beekeeping and suitable business skills. This is achieved by setting up and supporting field extension services, running training courses for local beekeepers and financing trainers. We are a non-profit making organisation giving help to beekeepers and families in developing countries. Bees Abroad projects are managed by designated project managers and run within a group structure. They are designed to become self-funding and terminate after a defined period of time.
Funds from Bees Abroad are utilised for the relief of poverty, which means that projects are bound by Bees Abroad legal, charitable requirement to reach the poorest sectors of society. We are particularly keen to ensure that projects are sustainable, so that they do not depend on constant financial input from outside of the area or one person’s input.
We have an expanding team of experienced beekeepers who work with small communities who require our help. These include: Brian Durk – instrumental in starting the Kom Beekeeping Project in Cameroon in 1997 prior to the setting up of ‘Bees Abroad’. In his time with us he has been Project Manager and Fundraiser. Presently he […]