Relieving Poverty
through Beekeeping

Bees Abroad works with partners to deliver
projects that enable participants to enhance their
livelihoods and improve their quality of life

Relieving poverty through beekeeping

Working with in-country partners

Our volunteer expert beekeepers work through in-country partners and trainers. Over time we build a trusting relationship supporting and guiding their development to deliver projects with our funding and oversight.

The Benefits of honey production

Beekeeping becomes a small business supplementing the income of our project participants. Money earned by selling honey is used to pay for school fees, medicines and household essentials.

Sustainable and bee-friendly methods

We always use locally sourced sustainable materials to make hives and protective clothing. We only use hive types suited to local climatic conditions and always work with indigenous bees.

Working with in-country partners

Our volunteer expert beekeepers work through in-country partners and trainers. Over time we build a trusting relationship supporting and guiding their development to deliver projects with our funding and oversight

Benefits of honey production​

Beekeeping becomes a small business supplementing the income of our project participants. Money earned by selling honey is used to pay for school fees, medicines and household essentials.

Sustainable & bee-friendly methods

We always use locally sourced sustainable materials to make hives and protective clothing. We only use hive types suited to local climatic conditions and always work with indigenous bees.

About Us

Our team of volunteers includes expert beekeepers with experience in international development. We are honoured to include the Archbishop of Canterbury amongst our Patrons.

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About Us

Our team of volunteers includes expert beekeepers with experience in international development. We are honoured to include the Archbishop of Canterbury amongst our Patrons.

Latest News

Latest News

Our Impact

Beekeeping typically increases household income by 20% and crop pollination by up to 40% it’s a sustainable and ecologically friendly way to change the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

Men holding jars of honey in Monze

Our Impact

Beekeeping typically increases household income by 20% and crop pollination by up to 40% it’s a sustainable and ecologically friendly way to change the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

In a small corner of Wales, 21 years ago, a group of four beekeepers gathered.

As a result ‘Bees Abroad’ was born on 18 April 1999.

As beekeepers, they had recognised the power of beekeeping to provide a sustainable incremental income for households in the poorest of communities worldwide.

They pooled their knowledge and experience and adopted the mission that remains unchanged today, the relief of poverty through beekeeping.

During those 21 years, well over 100 projects have touched the lives of around 50,000 people helping them to build livelihoods that enable them to increase their income.

Bees Abroad is 21!

In a small corner of Wales, 21 years ago, a group of four beekeepers gathered. As a result ‘Bees Abroad’ was born on 18 April 1999. Read about how we are marking our 21st birthday.

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Bees Abroad Administrator
PO Box 2058
Thornbury
Bristol BS35 9AF
UK

phone: +44 117 230 0231

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