The United Republic of Tanzania is a country in East Africa in the African Great Lakes region. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the
west; and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. Read more
Why bee-keeping in Tanzania
Thanks to an ideal climate and environment, Tanzania has a long history with bees and honey. Long before agriculture, honey was collected from
wild hives. During the colonial period and early years of the country, honey, beeswax and related products contributed to the national GDP and
trade in greater terms than today.
The government of Tanzania supports the beekeeping activities through its National Beekeeping Policy. The Beekeeping Act of 2002 and the National Beekeeping Program. The Prime Minister of Tanzania, Mizengo Pinda, is an avid beekeeper.
Beekeeping is practiced by over 2 million Tanzanians, 99% of whom use traditional beekeeping methods making for an organic designation. Close