Bees For Development

Promoting sustainable beekeeping

In 2018 Rowse Honey began an exciting partnership with Bees For Development – an international charity, who focus on alleviating poverty worldwide through beekeeping.


Their mission is to promote sustainable beekeeping to combat poverty and to build sustainable, resilient livelihoods. They support beekeepers to maintain environments that are good for bees, good for biodiversity and good for people.

Beekeeping can help bring families out of poverty, by providing a sustainable form of income with a low cost of entry. The Rowse and Bees For Development partnership will support two communities in Ethopia by giving people the skills to create their own hives and training in how to keep bees. The initiative aims to create 1000 new bee colonies, 200 new bee keepers and impact the lives of 300 families in Ethiopia. In addition, the programme will also reforest 60 hectares of land, currently devastated by deforestation. The honey bees will play a vital role in sustaining this environment through pollinating crops and plants. Together with Bees For Development we want to offer a pathway out of poverty that is environmentally sustainable and underpins the ecosystem on which thousands of rural families rely for their livelihoods.

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