Funds Received For National Apiculture Project

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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 …

Rabbit Cage Making Workshop

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and the Barbados Rabbit Farmers Association will host a Rabbit Cage Making Workshop, on Tuesday, April 16, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. It will be held on the premises at the ministry, Graeme Hall, Christ Church, next to the CARDI building. Interested persons are asked to bring their wire, tape, J clips, nippers, …

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 …

Plant Clinic On March 16

Nya Phillips Ministry News

The Plant Protection Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, in association with Massy Distribution Ltd., will host a plant clinic on Saturday, March 16, in the Massy car park, Warrens, St. Michael. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Personnel from the Plant Protection Department will be on hand to answer any queries. Persons are …

Weir: Encouraged By Youth In Agriculture

Sheena Forde Top Stories

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, poses with youth volunteers at this year’s Agrofest. (A. Reid/BGIS) Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, sees the future of agriculture in Barbados as being bright with young people being involved in this sector. He expressed this view on Sunday, after touring the exhibits on display at this year’s Agrofest, …

Agriculture Sector Critical

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Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn, has underscored the importance of the agricultural sector, saying it is necessary that Barbados achieves a greater level of food security. Mr. Straughn made the comments on Friday after touring Agrofest 2019 at Queen’s Park with a number of primary school children from Christ Church Girls’, Milton Lynch and St. Bartholomew. According …

Training & Research Critical To Beekeeping Success

Nya Phillips Ministry News

The Barbados Apiculture Association (BAA) is working with the Technical Educational and Vocational Training (TVET) Council to develop a set of standards for beekeeping. BAA President, Damian Hinds, made the announcement in light of plans by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to transform beekeeping into a lucrative and sustainable component of the agricultural sector.  He was speaking at …

Beekeeping Industry In Barbados Abuzz

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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 …