(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Mille Fleur Honey Producers’ Cooperative Society Ltd in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Inter-American Institute of Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) will be hosting two half-day training sessions for beekeepers in the north and south of the island.
The training sessions are scheduled for Tuesday June 19th at the Department of Fisheries Conference Room in Castries from 9:00am and Wednesday June 20th at the Vieux Fisheries Complex from 2:00pm.
The workshop, being held under the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Project (JCCCP) aims to raise awareness and to give a better understanding on issues relating to local climate resilience for apiaries and the apiculture industry in Saint Lucia. Approximately 70 beekeepers will be targeted.
The following items will be discussed during the workshop;
– climate change threats affecting beekeepers in Saint Lucia
– climate change adaptation
– options/strategies for beekeepers
– alternative hive systems and approaches in agriculture
Officers of the Veterinary and livestock Services Division of the Department of Agriculture will be on hand together with other developmental partners including representatives from IICA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to assist in the discussions and to share vital bits of information with the participants.