Bee Conservation Project BCP is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving honeybees endangered by hunting in rural Nigeria. Preserving honeybees is imperative in order to ensure wellness of man given the indispensable roles of these tiny noble insects to agriculture, healthcare and the environment. Besides conserving bees as critical part of the natural environment through beekeeping training and development, BCP also uses bee products particularly raw honey to improve the nutritional and health status of people. BCP health programs include Nutrition Therapy for Preventing and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes, Honey for Sight and Diet Education and Public Health

Our Vision

To empower people with bee wealth

Our Mission

To preserve honeybees, which are endangered by hunting in rural Nigeria as the main resource base to empower the people through nutrition, food security, job creation, healthcare and environmental sustainability. In other words, BCP seeks to chart a new future for rural system in Nigeria using modern beekeeping technology and apitherapy (the use of bee products to promote health and healing) as the pivot of sustainable human development.

Why honeybees need to be protected like a bank vault ?

  1. Extinction of honeybees will jeopardize the integrity of biodiversity, global food webs and human health. In fact, a renowned British Scientist, Albert Einstein warned that if the honeybees were to become extinct, mankind would only survive a few years further
  2. Honeybees pollinate 80% of world crops, which contribute 98% of vitamin C, 55% of folic acid, 70% of vitamin A and 29% of iron to human nutrition globally.
  3. The combination of mechanization and honeybee pollination makes it possible for the American farmers to feed more people each year while using less land, according to a report titled: Value of Honeybees as Pollinators of US Crops
  4. Honeybees add 36.4 billion dollars to US Gross Domestic Income yearly.
  5. In Panama, the yield of old coffee trees exposed to African honeybees imported in 1985 increased by 49% while their berries were 70% bigger. In contrast, coffee yields have slumped by 20-50% in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and Cameroun despite 2-5 folds increase in acreage under cultivation.
  6. Honeybees are the most efficient monitors of the environment. US Scientists use honeybees to monitor the level of pollution before,during and after clean up of polluted ecosystem.
  7. Beekeeping & honey production is the most ideal vocation to empower poor rural women in Africa most of whom live on less than 1 dollar per day. The net income of landless peasant rural women in Malaysia from honey production is 1,322 dollars per year.
  8. Honeybees produce raw honey, which is indispensable to prevention and healing cataract, which causes 70% of blindness cases in Africa and other developing nations.
  9. Beekeeping increases farmers income by 50% because it requires little capital outlay, no land and is not labour intensive.