Bees have huge value for communities but are sensitive to environmental stress and in decline worldwide.

» Bees Without Borders has a global mission to educate and train impoverished individuals and communities in beekeeping skills.

» African Honey Bee enables families from severely disadvantaged rural communities to build sustainable micro-beekeeping businesses – producing raw honey of unrivalled taste and quality, using environmentally-friendly and ethical beekeeping practises.

» Bees for Development promotes sustainable beekeeping as a means of alleviating poverty and promoting biodiversity. It runs practical, community-based projects whose principal activities are the development, funding and support of locally-run, self-sustaining education initiatives and supporting market access. It has an online Beekeeping Resource Centre.