Bees for Development Journal Edition 134 - March 2020

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Bees for Development Journal 134 March 2020

NOTICE BOARD FUNDING OPPORTUNITY The Rome 1% Fund offers grants of up to US$ 5,000 (€4,500) for small-scale beekeeping projects and is making a call for proposals from community groups in the Caribbean, Latin America, and south-west Pacific. Applications can be made online at AWARD A professional development programme that strengthens the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to poverty alleviation and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. See HOTSPOT Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot Call. Small grants (maximum US$10,000 (€8,800)) in Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe - applications only accepted upon invitation. To discuss your project idea with one of our team members first write to AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL The oldest English language beekeeping publication in the world. See a digital copy and subscribe at BEE CRAFT UK Beekeeping Journal for beginners and seasoned apiarists. View a digital copy and subscribe at BEE CULTURE The magazine of American beekeeping. Today’s techniques. Tomorrow’s ideas. US$15 (€13) for a digital subscription. See

7. Honey is a valuable, nutritious food and a natural herbal medicine. Therefore, remove honeycombs very carefully

8. Refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol, using pesticides, herbicides and the use of fireworks near to a bee colony

Photos © Ljubo Stefanov


Congratulations to everyone involved in Honeyland, a film about Hatidze Muratova, a wonderful beekeeper in Macedonia, who houses her bees in skeps. The film was nominated for two Oscar awards: best documentary feature and best international feature.

9. Relocation of a colony should be undertaken after 1800 hours on a wet day and after 2000 hours on a dry day