Beekeeping has a long history in Tanzania, primarily serving as a traditional food source. Through this age-old practice, these communities secure sustenance and generate income by harvesting honey and beeswax. Beekeeping practices in Tanzania are rooted in forest environments, relying on traditional methods. However, in recent times, there has been a significant shift towards commercialization, and the utilization of honey has become increasingly widespread. This thriving industry engages over 2 million individuals, encompassing beekeepers, processors, and retailers, hailing from both rural and urban backgrounds.

Recognizing the pivotal role of beekeeping in boosting both the local and national economy, the Tanzanian Government formulated a National Research Master Plan. The primary objective of this document is to facilitate the acquisition of scientific knowledge and insights that can further amplify the industry's contribution to the national economy. Therefore, this database will be a platform where beekeeping researchers will be registered including their research projects. It further allows the registration of Beekeeping Officers; beekeepers; beekeeping groups and beekeeping activities. Information and data gathered will be available to be used by various users.