TECA - Technologies and Practices for Small Agricultural Producers

Exchange Group on Beekeeping

The TECA Beekeeping Exchange Group was created in 2010 in collaboration with the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations (Apimondia) to address the need for a central online place for storing and sharing reliable information on beekeeping for smallholder beekeepers.

Beekeeping is widely practiced in the world as an income generating activity and for the benefits that bees and their products offer to mankind. Access to reliable and validated information can help producers to improve their activities and livelihoods.

The TECA exchange group gathers people, organizations and institutions with different expertise or interest in beekeeping to share information, knowledge, and experiences, to learn from each other and to the network.

THE EXCHANGE GROUP AIMS TO:

  • provide a space to share experiences, challenges and questions related to beekeeping;
  • offer reliable and technical information validated by experts that can help beekeepers in their activities;
  • facilitate knowledge sharing and networking among stakeholders (associations/cooperatives, beekeepers, NGOs, research institutes, etc.)
  • identify gaps and needs for the co-creation of solutions, and opportunities for scaling up technologies and practices in the beekeeping sector
  • collect ideas and information through surveys and moderated discussion.

 

ONGOING SURVEYS

Apimondia is launching a survey where beekeepers can report events of bee mortality or intoxication of bees as a consequence of plant protection or veterinary medicinal products.   The objective is to register events of toxicity in order to have a better idea of the global dimension of the frequency of the toxicity events occurring and the possible drivers.

 The survey is anonymous and can be accessed by clicking on the image below.