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Since inception, the membership has grown to include private companies, beekeeping cooperatives, national umbrella beekeepers’ organizations, government departments and civil-society organizations from Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

There are three (3) categories of members:
  1. Ordinary members: This form of membership consist of mainly profit-oriented entities involved in promoting commercial beekeeping and honey trade businesses. They include private companies, beekeeper’s associations and cooperatives, common initiative groups and producer groups.
  2. Associate members: These are support organizations, which promote activities of the sector. This category of membership consists of not-for-profit and public service providers in the apiculture sector, including NGOs and government departments, and ApiTrade Africa founder members not included in category 1 above.
  3. Honorary members: These include international and local institutions, donor agencies and individuals, experts in the fields or disciplines which may in the opinion of the Board are important in the furtherance of the objectives and functions of apiculture in Africa.

How can one acquire membership?

  1. Fill in and e-mail the membership application form to the secretary of ApiTrade Africa (
  2. The application shall then be vetted by the Board. The Board has the powers to approve (pass) an application, reject it or defer the approval, based on the information provided by the applicant. Applicants are kindly advised to consult with the Secretariat when in doubt or for clarification, when necessary.
  3. Payment of a membership fee, depending on the type of membership as defined below:

Core members: Entrance fee USD 50 & Annual subscription USD 100.
Associate members: Entrance fee of USD 50 & Annual subscription USD 100.
Honorary members: Entrance fee USD 20 & no annual subscription required.

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