Funds Received For National Apiculture Project

Sheena Forde Top Stories

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has received funding for its national apiculture project. Chief Agricultural Officer, Lennox Chandler, made the disclosure during the third beekeeping forum on Wednesday, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, Constitution Road, St. Michael. Mr. Chandler explained that back in January at a meeting with agricultural officials, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley indicated she …

Third Beekeeping Forum April 17

Nya Phillips Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, in association with the Barbados Apiculture Association, will host its third beekeeping forum on Wednesday, April 17, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, Bridgetown, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be presentations on several topics, including site selection for the setting up of hives, bee-friendly flora, and the commercial value of honey …

Minister Weir: Explore Opportunities In Apiculture

Nya Phillips Top Stories

Young Barbadians must avail themselves of business opportunities within apiculture. This advice has come from Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir. He was addressing attendees of a beekeeping forum held at the Gall Hill Resource Centre, Gall Hill, St. John, last Saturday. It was the second in a series of forums organized by the ministry and the Barbados …

Beekeeping Forum On March 23

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Amid efforts to develop a local apiculture industry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, in collaboration with the Barbados Apiculture Association, will host its second beekeeping forum on Saturday, March 23. The forum will be held at the Gall Hill Resource Centre, Gall Hill, St. John, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Included in the topics to be covered …

Beekeeping Industry In Barbados Abuzz

Nya Phillips Top Stories

Efforts are under way to develop a local apiculture (beekeeping) industry as part of plans to reposition the agricultural sector to the forefront of social and economic development in Barbados. Chief Agricultural Officer, Lennox Chandler, made the announcement on Wednesday, as he addressed the Barbados Apiculture Association’s beekeeping forum, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir. …

Beekeeping Forum On February 13

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, in association with the Barbados Apiculture Association, will host a beekeeping forum on Wednesday, February 13, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. It will take place at the CARDI Training and Demonstration Centre, located at the Ministry, Graeme Hall, Christ Church. According to Senior Agricultural Assistant, Colin Maynard, presentations at the forum will include important …

Barbados Establishes An Apiary Lab

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Efforts are under way to boost Barbados’ bee and honey production levels and to destigmatise the fear residents have of the natural pollinators. General Manager at the National Conservation Commission (NCC), Keith Neblett, said Barbados was the second country in the Caribbean to establish an apiary lab geared at detecting diseases among the island’s bee population and to determine the …