TECA - Technologies and Practices for Small Agricultural Producers


A new series of SEMINARS/WEBINARS from
Animal Production and Health Division and
FAO Sustainable Livestock Technical Network
in collaboration with
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio
e della Toscana (IZSLT)

Why sustainable beekeeping?
Friday 23 October 2020
Recordings of the webinar are available here
Resources and presentations shared during the webinar can be downloaded here and here

Keeping bees around the world. Not just honeybees and beehives
Friday 30 October 2020 
Webinar recording
- part I and part II
David Rubik's presentation
Robert Brodschneider's presentation

TECA webinar: La ruche Fonge: échange virtuel avec ses concepteurs et ses utilisateurs

10 September 2020 
Language: French (pas de traductions)

L’enregistrement du webinaire est disponible ici.
Les presentations, liens partagés pendant le webinaire ainsi que les réponses aux questions posées pendant le webinaire sont disponibles ici.

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.


  • 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.


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.