What we do

Our team

Meet the Bees for Development Ghana team.
Bees for Development Ghana is dedicated to serving and developing beekeeping in Ghana – to generate employment and to provide pollination services for crops and natural environments

Bees for Development Ghana

Kwame Aidoo


Kwame is the founder of BfD Ghana. An expert beekeeper and pollination ecologist and he has been training beekeepers across and beyond West Africa for over 20 years. He has conducted pioneering research on cashew pollination for which he was awarded a PhD from the University of Cape Coast. He cofounded the International Stingless Bee Centre near Kakum National Park.


Programmes Director

Martha has a background in Agriculture and Agribusiness and has been working in these fields for 17 years. She has extensive experience working with farmers particularly with women in agriculture. Her role is to drive the sustained growth of the organisation by providing direction and oversight to projects design and implementation to ensure quality delivery as well as stakeholder engagement and staff management.

Isaac Mbroh, Head of MEAL, Data Management and Communications, BfDG


Head of MEAL, Data Management and Communications

Isaac is an experienced beekeeper trainer who has a background in agriculture and agricultural economics. Dynamic professional adept at designing and implementing Monitoring, and Evaluation (MEAL) frameworks to optimise our projects outcomes. Skilled in managing data effectively to drive evidence-based decision-making – leveraging data-driven insights to enhance project effectiveness and communication strategies. Proficient in crafting compelling communications strategies and news to raise awareness and engagement in beekeeping initiatives for sustainable development. Passionate about empowering communities and fostering positive change through beekeeping practices. He co-designed and manages our honey traceability system. Over the years, as Apiculture Development Coordinator, he has been coordinating our work across Ghana, establishing Buzz Clubs in basic schools and bringing beekeeping to cashew and citrus farmers in Bono and Central regions.


Honey and Beeswax Trade Centre Manager

Gideon oversees the operations of a Honey and Beeswax Trade Centre in Donkorkrom, coordinating all aspects of the trade centre, from honeycomb collection, honey and beeswax processing, and quality control to marketing and sales. Skilled in fostering relationships with local beekeepers to ensure a sustainable and reliable market while maintaining high standards of product quality and customer satisfaction. Passionate about harnessing the potential of beekeeping for both environmental conservation and socio-economic development in Afram Plains. Beekeeping has been Gideon’s main focus since 2008. After some of his apiaries were robbed in the first years, he decided to address the problem by supporting others to start beekeeping themselves and leading our beekeeping outreach and training efforts across Afram Plains and beyond.

Nana Esi Kpelgo

Accounts & Administration

Esi makes sure BfD Ghana’s accounts are in order and manages payments to beekeepers selling to the Trade and Processing Centre in Afram Plains. Esi also runs the Saltpond Honey Centre, an independent business selling quality honey and other bee products on the Cape Coast to Accra road.

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Operations Manager

Mike coordinates our project [Beekeepers Restore Forests] in Afram Plains and is responsible for planning, delivering, monitoring, reporting, building, and managing effective working relationships with partners and stakeholders, and ensuring our work in the area is on track to achieve great impact. He seasonally supports the HBTC Manager with managing activities at the honey processing centre in Donkorkrom. He is also a beekeeper and member of the Afram Plains Beekeepers Association.

Stephen Adu

Master Beekeeper, Tuobodom

Stephen started beekeeping with support from our Cashew, Bees and Livelihoods project and is now managing more than 400 colonies and coordinating honey sales for hundreds of fellow beekeepers. He continues to volunteer as a beekeeper trainer for BfD Ghana and is passionate about sharing his skills and contagious love for bees.

Augustine Bomfeh

Master Beekeeper, Kintampo

Augustine also graduated through our Master Beekeeper programme and is assisting cashew farmers to keep bees in and around Kintampo. He volunteers to provide continuing support and training to the school teachers who are running Buzz Clubs in his area.

Giacomo Ciriello


Giacomo has been learning from Ghanaian beekeepers since 2012. His PhD research with the University of Bristol examined the history of beekeeping development in the country. After joining Bees for Development in 2019 he supported us as Project Manager and designed our traceability system and website.



Ralph is a primary school teacher and a beekeeper, but when he is free to do so he drives the team on long missions and keeps morale high.