NECTAR Publications

  • Traditional beekeeping....... Traditional beekeeping as a basis for beekeeping development in the Tropics: Proceedings of the first NECTAR seminar, held at the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, 7 May 1990/ eds. J. Kaal... [ed al.].- Bennekom: NECTAR; [S.I.]; CTA With ref. ISBN 90-801204-1-3 
  • Bees and Forest in the Tropics Proceedings of the second NECTAR seminar, held at the international Agricultural Centre, Wageningen, 28 Aug. 1992 ed.: J. Beetsma - Bennekom: NECTAR; With 60 pages of annotated references of literature concerning beekeeping and forestry. ISBN 90801204-2-1 Subject headings: beekeeping. 
  • Perspectives for honey production in the tropics HONEY, harvest, composition, processing, storage and marketing of Honey in tropical apicultural systems. Proceedings of the third NECTAR seminar, held at the International Trade Centre, Utrecht, 18 dec. 1995 ed.: M. Sommeijer - Bennekom: NECTAR: With ref. ISBN 90-801204-3-X subject headings: beekeeping, honey.  EURO 15,- each  
  • Perspective for Honey production in the tropics

Other Publications:



Agrodoks are a series of publications on small-scale agriculture. The booklets are aimed at people who work directly with small-scale farmers in the South. Each provides a theoretical background on a particular topic and then explains its practical applications extensively. All Agrodoks are published in English, French and Portuguese; and some are also translated into Spanish or other languages (Kiswahili, Hindi). They can be downloaded (free-of-charge) in PDF format or ordered from Agromisa and CTA

The following publications on beekeeping  can be obtained:


Agrodok nr. 32, Pages: 84. A simple but thorough booklet dealing with many aspects of beekeeping in the (sub)tropics. With many illustrative drawings and useful hints. Also available in French, Portuguese and Kiswahili.


Agrodok nr. 42 : pages:95. Properties ,processing and marketing of beeproducts , . Also in French and Portuguese.


These Agrodoks can be obtained at    Price: Euro 10,00.- each

Inhabitants of the ACP countries (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) can apply for this AGRODOK free of charge at: CTA, P.O. Box 380, 6700 AJ Wageningen. The Netherlands 

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NEW Management of Philippine Bees Management of Philippine Bees     Euro 25 , plus postage


Newsletters:  NECTARNEWS 



At first, the NECTAR newsletters were published in Dutch. As of 2010 however, it was decided to publish in English in order to get to a wider public.


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