The UK beekeeping community and the BBKA encourage beekeeping among young people through activities such as the BBKA’s Bees in the Curriculum programme, the development of the Stoneleigh apiary for schools and support for the annual International Meeting of Young Beekeepers. Counties and branches also welcome young people.
In this article from the August 2020 issue of Bee Craft magazine, read about how things are very different in the developing world. Beekeeping offers an opportunity to contribute financially to a household, gain respect and be of value in the community. It’s gender-neutral, sustainable and requires only locally available resources. And that is very important in a country like Uganda, where 50% of the population is aged 15 or under (18% in UK); 83% of 15-24 year olds are unemployed and 1 in 4 women have a child by the age of 19.
These case studies give some insight into the work of Bees Abroad with young people.