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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
Bees for Development has been involved with a number of Caribbean initiatives since 1992.
Our main partner organisation in the Caribbean is ACBO, the Association of Caribbean Beekeepers' Organisations. Bees for Development has been closely involved since the inception of this organisation, which seeks to support the beekeeping industries of small island nations.
We have worked for FAO in St Vincent and the Grenadines, and with support from CARTF, undertaken beekeeping research with top-bar hives in Tobago.
In 2011 we undertook a survey of the beekeeping practices of nine Caribbean nations, on behalf of CDE.
The Overall Goal of the project was to increase the production of honey, improve quality to achieve premium prices and increase overall revenue and sustainability and profitability of the industry.
The Specific Objectives were: