The last few months of beekeeping activities have been dedicated to recovering the losses from the heavy rains, unusually cold temperatures, and earthquakes that disrupted the bees.
As we mentioned before, the art of beekeeping is not always sweet, and Genaro Simalaj, our Beekeeping Senior Project Technician, believes that facing all these obstacles is only “good training for the beekeepers to help them learn how to bounce back from adversity and learn how to adapt in these scenarios.”
We’re optimistic that the beekeepers’ and bees’ resilience will prove itself once again and that this year’s harvest will be as successful, if not more so, than last year’s. These are the months when the actual beekeeping activities slow, and we give the bees the space and time they need to produce their golden honey.
Other than occasional visits to the hives, to make sure that the site is safe from outside dangers, the beekeepers have been spending most of their time learning more skills and attending workshops to learn how to work as an efficient team and to be successful entrepreneurs. The next harvest is next month, and the beekeepers will be ready to bottle their success. We’ll keep you posted! As always, thank you for your support!