Helping Beekeepers in Developing Countries

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We are supporting Bees for Development - a charity encouraging beekeeping in order to tackle poverty in developing countries. Bees for Development will be holding a Bee Garden Party in London on Thursday 29th June, which Creature Candy will be supporting by donating some of our products to help raise funds at the event. Do take a look at the event page for more information on how you can help:

http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/events-calendar/bee-garden-party-june-2017/

About Bees For Development

Founded in 1993, Bees for Development was the first organisation to articulate the reasons why beekeeping is such a useful tool for alleviating poverty while helping to retain biodiversity. They focus on simple methods of sustainable beekeeping, always using local bees and local materials. They have helped many thousands of remote and poor families to earn essential income to meet their basic needs. They encourage farmers to make simple, low-cost beehives so that more people can harvest and sell honey, turning natural resources into sustainable livelihoods with great benefit for the wider environment.

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Based in Monmouth in the UK, Bees for Development has now worked in more than fifty countries world-wide including; Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda.

Bee for Development have also developed innovative, practical courses in the UK which emphasise science-based, natural approaches to beekeeping. Also in the UK, they have lobbied the local council to reduce verge and hedge cutting, with the enactment of Monmouthshire Pollinator Policy in 2014. They were instrumental in the establishment of the campaigning organisation, Bee Friendly Monmouthshire.

Do take a look at the Bees for Development website for more information about this fabulous charity supported by Patrons Martha Kearney and Bill Turnbull.