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  • Writer's pictureSola Kolawole

#WorldBeeDay 2023

T.R.E.E. Initiative hosts novel BEE ROUNDTABLE to celebrate the 2023 World Bee Day in Nigeria seeks partnership for APICULTURE FACILITY

The global call for this years World Bee Day is "Bee engaged in pollinator friendly agricultural production."

Bees ahead of several other pollinators play a significant and complex role in the Earth's ecosystem, especially the food production chain. Bees and other pollinators improve our diets, make our foods taste better, increase food production and food security, and maintain biodiversity.

From Honey, Propolis, Bee Venom, Beeswax and Pollen, practically all bee products are useful to humanity. Millions of beekeepers rely on bees and hive products for their livelihood and well-being.

T.R.E.E. Initiative, in a bid to achieve its 10-year goal of training, equipping and tracking the progress of over 1,500 new beekeepers across rural communities in Nigeria, is working on securing global grants, partnerships and collaborations towards establishing a purpose-built facility that can house everything on Apiculture research, development and training.

Speaking at the “BEE Roundtable” alongside a panel of seasoned Environmentalists and Beekeepers hosted by T.R.E.E. Initiative on May 20, 2023 to celebrate the 2023 World Bee Day in Nigeria, ‘Sola Kolawole (Executive Director, T.R.E.E. Initiative) buttressed the need to redefine apiculture and beekeeping in the Nigerian environment and influence a transition to modern beekeeping using ecofriendly equipment and techniques. He also advise the public on the need support efforts to plant more fruit trees and flowers especially in cities. He cautioned farmers on the need to avoid or drastically cut down on the use of toxic pesticides, he emphasized that we need to grow organic food for people to eat healthy. He also advised farmers especially thos in forest communities to stop destroying wildflowers during bush clearing. These are practical interventions that can save bees from going into extinction and promote biodiversity on the long haul.

Our food will be wholesome if we do more to breed, preserve and secure our bees as well as other pollinators from extinction.

Our API-goal at T.R.E.E. Initiative is to continously adopt strategies and execute projects that will increase the national bee stock annually and open up the pollination service sector for farmers to increase yield.

Protect our bees to protect the earth.


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