Grenada and Argentina Buzzing About the Bees

Monday, October 12, 2015 6:12 PM - George's, Grenada
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St. George’s, Grenada – October 12, 2015 – Bees and their by-products can aid in economic diversification for the Grenadian market.

From October 5th to October 9th, 2015, a three person delegation from Argentina embarked on their second visit to Grenada as part of a three year technical cooperation pilot project.

The Argentinean team led a technical training workshop with two stakeholder groups on the island: the Grenada Association of Beekeepers (GAB) and the Grenada Network of Rural Women Producers (GRENROP).

The objectives of this workshop were to train and educate local beekeepers on the uses and creation of products from the by-product propolis, a sealant found on honeycombs.

Propolis can be used for its antibacterial properties, health maintenance purposes, in the creation of soaps and lotions and other cosmetic uses.

The workshop was appreciated and well received by all participants and the Argentinean delegation has pledged to continue their support and training of local beekeepers to further develop the use of Bee by-products for eventual retail sale and the exportation of goods.

This cooperation between Grenada and Argentina will continue for one more year and make use of the Produce Chemist Laboratory located at Tanteen, St. George’s.




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