City Agri conducts Beekeeping training
Tacloban will be having a growing number of beekeepers as locals gathered together to learn the essential knowledge and skills necessary to venture into beekeeping. This, after the City Agriculturist Office offered a two-day Beekeeping Training Workshop in a bid to make Tacloban a capital for the production of world-class honey.
With beekeepers from Cebu as resource speakers, the workshop welcomed the personnel from the Department of Education-Tacloban City Division; the youth sector; senior citizens; civil society organizations; and farm owners to provide insights on how beekeeping can positively impact biodiversity and contribute to attaining food security.
“This plays a vital role in food production. For there is a certain degree of increase in agricultural production by up to 35% if bees are present,” shared City Agriculturist Romelo “Melong” Anade, adding that it can also be beneficial to the health and production expenses of the local farmers who will begin their beekeeping journey.
The city’s Bee Farm, situated in a demonstration project of the local government unit at New Kawayan, was established last November 2022 with only 4 colonies. Currently, Anade positively said that the bee farm is operating with 10 colonies of honeybees already.
The said training workshop, funded by the LGU, was held Friday, May 26, 2023 at the Leyte National High School.