The relief of poverty in any part of the world through beekeeping.




We promote beekeeping to overcome poverty because communities can build sustainable, resilient enterprises to improve their quality of life. We conserve and maintain the environment for people with bees.


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Impact of Beekeeping with Indigenous Bees

We part funded a project to investigate the Impact of Beekeeping with Indigenous Bees on Mango and Cashew Production in ...
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Ekye Beekeepers Union – changing lives for fishing and farming families

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One-third of honey sold is NOT produced by Bees

Research presented at Apimondia, the international beekeeping conference held in Montreal, Canada this September showing that one-third of all internationally ...
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How can we measure the success of beekeeping projects?

A Case Study of a Cluster of Three Diverse Poverty Relief Projects and Their Local Lead NGO in Kasese, Western ...
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The Women’s Beekeeping Project, Monze, Zambia: a report on progress

Download Illustrated Report on Stuart Andrews's trip to our Zambian project 2019 Introduction I have just returned from Monze District, ...
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Under The Mango Tree – latest from our project in India

Where are the Pictures of Bees? When I finally got around to sorting the pictures taken during my two day ...
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A Beekeeping Course for the Murambo Beekeepers

A Beekeeping Course for the Murambo Beekeepers Catherine Ridler October 2018 The four-day residential course was run by Daniel Ngangasi ...
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Success at BBKA National Honey Show

Bees Abroad Projects Win 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes in New Charity Class at National Honey Show Bees Abroad are ...
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Creating a new livelihood in West Ghana

The Bia Biosphere Reserve in west Ghana covers some 7,770 hectares and is where the country’s major forest animals are ...
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Kenya Celebrates World Bee Day

Learn how 2018 World Bee Day was celebrated in Kenya Celebration of work Kenya ...
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Welcome to Bees Abroad

We are UK beekeepers and supporters who work as volunteers worldwide to reduce poverty. We work with overseas partners to equip low-income communities with beekeeping skills to generate income, improve their environment and crops through pollination, and learn the necessary business skills to make their enterprises sustainable and profitable.


We work with low-income communities to develop sustainable beekeeping enterprises which give people the money needed to pay for necessities such as their children’s education. Continue reading “Communities”

Skills-based training

We provide beekeeping training in schools and colleges for both students and teachers. This provides young people with the necessary skills for sustainable and independent income-generation in adulthood. Continue reading “Skills-based training”

project support for a group of beekeeper beneficiaries

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If you belong to a local community group, would you like to learn beekeeping skills? Keeping honey bees and producing honey can help reduce poverty. Continue reading “Apply for support”


Here we work in the Akwaya region in the very remote rainforests helping subsistence farmers to learn skills needed to use top bar hives and to build a honey co-operative to sell their honey.

Continue reading “Cameroon”


Families in over 1000 communities, have received training in the skills needed to create a sustainable livelihood from beekeeping. We have projects in Laikipia County, Cheptebo, Kirinyaga and Kishimourak. Continue reading “Kenya”


Our longest running project is in Nkhata Bay, Northern Malawi. Learn more about our village based system of ten trainers who have each trained 100 beekeepers.
Continue reading “Malawi”


A challenging country where we have built and now manage a beekeeping network. The local skilled Ljebu Ode Beekeepers deliver a sustained quality service across South West Nigeria.
Continue reading “Nigeria”

Sierra Leone

Our most recent project is in the Barri Chiefdom villages of Korigboma, Mano, Makka, Semabu, and Taninahun where we will achieve sustainable beekeeping across five very remote villages. We look forward to the villagers seeing their first honey harvest in late 2017.
Continue reading “Sierra Leone”


Learn more about our project in the region of Mwanza in the villages of Kayenze and Malay. And our work in the Western region of Tabora in the village of Uyogo
Continue reading “Tanzania”


Working with young people in Bandaman Senior High School, Cashew farmers in Brong Ahafo in the East and subsistence framers in Karimenga village in the Northern Ghana.
Continue reading “Ghana”