We are looking forward to the Sunday, January 12 arrival of a new team of volunteer Farmer to Farmer trainers, Les Crowder and Laura Ferguson. They are scheduled to spend a month traveling around the island, leading hands-on value added products workshops for beekeepers through the parish Bee Farmers Associations.
We feel so grateful to the Farmer to Farmer volunteers who make both the top bar beekeeping and the shiitake/oyster mushroom projects possible. Through the top bar beekeeping project (officially named “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Beekeeping”), our Farmer to Farmer trainers are giving Jamaica’s beekeepers the skills, knowledge and experience they need to keep their bees naturally healthy and productive.
Thank you to Tom Hebert, Les Crowder, Heather Harrell, Megan Mahoney, Jessie Brown, Melanie Kirby, Sam Comfort, Laura Ferguson and Mark Spitzig. You are having an amazing impact on the island, and all of us beekeepers here in Jamaica are thankful for the energy that you give us.