FAO publishes guidelines for good beekeeping practices
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a document with guidelines to make beekeeping more sustainable. The guidelines are primarily aimed at project design teams, national programme managers and policymakers. FAO produced the guidelines together with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), the Apicultural Science Association of China (ASAC) and the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Lazio e Toscana.
Sustainable Development Goals
Good (and therefore sustainable) beekeeping practices can contribute to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for example by reducing rural poverty and by maintaining environmental biodiversity and crop production through pollination. This requires knowledge on the proper management of bees.
The guidelines identify different social species of bees around the world. For each species, the document provides suggestions for proper management.
Read the document: Good beekeeping practices for sustainable apiculture