Bamboo greenhouses are very popular among farming communities in the tropics because a bamboo greenhouse is much more economical to build, operate and maintain compared to conventional steel framed greenhouses.
In Latin America, farmers often use bamboo as beehives. Bamboo internodes (the part between 2 nodes) of larger diameter bamboo species such as Guadua angustifolia or Dendrocalamus asper are very well suited to make a bamboo beehive.
Bamboo is an excellent material for cheap and light plant support sticks, stakes or props. In Central America, Bambusa vulgaris poles were used for many years to prop bananas for United Fruit.