I’m looking forward to sharing my passion for beeswax products with the folks attending my next Value Added Beeswax Products workshop on May 16th and 17th 2022 in Labasa.
During the past few years, more than half the apiaries in Fiji that became infected with AFB only lost one or two hives because it was diagnosed early and the hives were destroyed. However, some apiaries lost five or more hives, a few more than 10, and one apiary lost 25(!) hives. Most were preventable losses.
Fiji Beekeepers Association is looking for skilled beekeepers who are willing to mentor less experienced beekeepers for a one-year period beginning in January. Mentors will work side-by-side with their trainee(s) and teach them essential beekeeping skills. Teaching experience is not required. FBA is also looking for beginning beekeepers who are interested in receiving beekeeping mentoring.