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Beekeepers for Life

Empowering women to become leaders, trainers, and entrepreneurs

Find out more about this exciting Bees Abroad initiative, and how your support can create Beekeepers for Life

Bees Abroad

21 years of creating Beekeepers for Life

Bees Abroad are a global community of volunteers, working to alleviate poverty through beekeeping.

We train rural communities in local beekeeping practices, enabling participants to generate a sustainable income to improve their livelihood. Providing hands on training and advice about beekeeping, conservation and running a small business.

Sustainability is key to our work. Only using hives suited to local climatic conditions and locally sourced material to make essential beekeeping equipment (Hives, Protective clothing). We always work with indigenous bees.

We ensure that our projects are sustainable by using affordable and appropriate techniques to empower our beekeepers to become trainers so our model can self-replicate.

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Empowering Women through Beekeeping

Removing Barriers - Creating Opportunities


Traditionally beekeeping has been male dominated in rural communities across Africa.

Many young girls and women today face gender bias when it comes to education, their role within the community, and gaining financial independence.

We address these barriers through training, equipment, and the support delivered by Bees Abroad's trusted local trainers.


Beekeeping enables women in the communities we work with to learn new skills and earn a sustainable income to pay for education, feed their families, and medical services.

We train and support participants in all aspects of beekeeping. From classroom and hands-on apiary tuition, building and inspecting hives, sewing bee suits, harvesting and processing honey and wax into products for sale - even setting up and running a business.

Visit our blog to read about how Beekeepers for Life programmes have created different pathways for the women involved