Beekeepers creating a buzz in Guyana
Guyana and the Caribbean are looking to develop an industry that might have a not so welcomed following for many.
The beekeeping industry is one of the oldest in the region and how that industry will be moving forward in a changing economic climate is one of the many issues being discussed at a regional meeting on beekeeping which opened this morning at the International Convention Centre on the east coast.
The 5th meeting of the beekeeping congress will run until Friday and has brought together persons involved in the honey production industry from across the Caribbean and as far as Europe and North America.
The President of the Association of Caribbean Beekeeping organizations Gladstone Soloman over the past years, beekeeping in the region has seen steady development and expansion. The industry he believes could be used for more than just economic purposes.
In Guyana and the wider Caribbean, there’s been a lot of buzz in the past about diversification and moving away from traditional forms of agriculture. Beekeeping is one of the small sub sectors; many believe could deliver the sweet for regional agriculture. Guyana’s minister of agriculture Robert Persaud.
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds who delivered the feature address wants to see the sector transformed into having great economic potential.
Guyana he said is ready and able to accommodate investors into the industry. Guyana has been involved in the production of honey for well over 50 years.