Sustainable Development of Beekeeping in Georgia: BageBee Center in Tbilisi to Strengthen Local AgriculturePublished: May 19, 2022 Reading time: 1 minute
Beekeeping is one of the oldest and most popular economic agricultural activities in Georgia, and its sustainable development remains among the key priorities for the country’s economic growth. What’s more, the local honey is well-known for its special taste and healing characteristics.
Helping local beekeepers to acquire innovative technologies, deepen their knowledge, develop skills and connect them with international markets of the EU and other countries is vital, and, to help Georgia achieve this, Czech non-governmental organization People in Need, Czech Development Agency, Tbilisi City Hall and Union Association Agora joined forces. This union resulted in the opening of a modern beekeeping center in Tbilisi, boasting laboratories of international standards with all the necessary equipment for scientific activities and studies.
Important contribution of the Center is that it cares for the training and professional growth of local farmers using the latest technologies and equipment. As part of this initiative, several local farmers, including the young generation, have been trained by the professionals of the field, which saw them receiving both practical and theoretical knowledge, while a number of them are currently employed at the Center as trainers and help others grow.
Here is the article by Georgia Today.