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Ministry of Agriculture’s National Beekeeping Symposium attracts local, foreign experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts, passionate about beekeeping

Posted: Friday, December 1, 2023. 10:40 am CST.

Ministry of Agriculture’s National Beekeeping Symposium attracts local, foreign experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts, passionate about beekeeping

Photo Credit: MAFSE

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Enterprise (MAFSE) said the National Beekeeping Symposium at the Centro Escolar Mexico, Corozal District on Thursday was a success as the event attracted a diverse group of experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts from Guatemala, Mexico and Belize, who are passionate about beekeeping.

“The symposium served as a pivotal platform for discussions on the latest advancements in beekeeping, providing attendees with the opportunity to share valuable insights and foster collaboration within the industry,” MAFSE said in a statement posted on social media late Thursday.

Some of the notable figures who attended the event were the Minister of Agriculture, Jose Abelado Mai; the Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science & Technology, Ramiro Ramirez; and the Minister of State in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management, Ramon Cervantes.

The Ministry of Agriculture said it is dedicated to supporting knowledge sharing and collaboration in beekeeping, acknowledging its vital role in agriculture, food security, and environmental sustainability.

National Beekeeping Symposium 2023 – (Photo Credit: MAFSE)

The National Beekeeping Symposium featured ten speakers from Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize who will share their insights on various aspects of beekeeping, such as the current situation in Belize, the role of pollinators and native bees, the best practices for honey production and pest management, the opportunities and challenges for honey marketing and traceability, the standards and regulations for honey quality, and the adaptation strategies to cope with climate change.

The symposium featured two speakers from Guatemala’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAGA) who reviewed Adaptation of Honey Bees to Climate Change and Integrated Pest and Disease Management in the face of Climate Variability.

Mexico’s representative from the National Research Institute of Forestry, Agriculture, and Livestock (INIFAP) discussed Honey Production as a Sustainable Livelihood in the Face of Climate Change.

The International Regional Organization for Health in Agriculture (OIRSA) representative looked at the Traceability System For Apiculture Sustainability.

The six Belizean presenters reviewed the current industry’s current situation in Belize, Honey and Byproducts as an Income Generating Activity, Bees and their Ecological Importance, Honey Standards, and Marketing Opportunities for the Honey Industry.

MAFSE concluded that the beekeeping symposium represents a significant step towards a stronger and more connected beekeeping community.

Тhе fоllоwіng аrе рhоtоgrарhѕ оf the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Enterprise’s (MAFSE) National Beekeeping Symposium 2023 held on Thursday, November 30, at the Centro Escolar México Junior College in San Román, Corozal. Тhе рhоtоѕ аrе соurtеѕу оf thе Міnіѕtrу оf Аgrісulturе, Fооd Ѕесurіtу, аnd Еntеrрrіѕе.

 

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