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 …