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Cojedes hosted the first national meeting of beekeepers

The event held within the framework of Biological Diversity Day, brought together more than one hundred beekeepers from seven states of the country.

Beekeepers, researchers and producers from the states of Portuguesa, Apure, Carabobo, Amazonas, Yaracuy, Barinas and Cojedes, gathered to celebrate the first national scientific meeting of beekeepers for life, Cojedes 2024, with the main objective of promoting protection and preservation of bees and other pollinators essential to the ecosystem.

The event organized by the Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology (Fundacite) Cojedes, was held at the Doña María and Don Guillermo ecological farm, located in La Guamita, Tinaquillo municipality, within the framework of the day of biological diversity, which brought together more than one hundred beekeepers who presented their experiences regarding honey and pollen production.

The attendees agreed on the creation of the Network of Beekeepers in each state of the country, as well as visited the meliponary and observatory of native bees, directed by Ángel Antonio Farfán and Palmira Guevara, from where the observation of bees was made with microscopes.

Likewise, they shared knowledge and advances in the field of beekeeping, as well as explained some techniques for the conservation of pollinators, and discussed strategies to face the current challenges that threaten these vital species.

The participants received recognition for their valuable participation in this first invitation, which seeks to promote the conservation of natural spaces for better honey cultivation; Likewise, they were able to taste different types of honey from the states of Portuguesa, Bolívar and Cojedes.

The president of Fundacite Cojedes, Pablo Rodríguez, in his opening remarks, pointed out that the Ministry for Science and Technology (Mincyt) promotes a scientific project for the characterization and preservation of bees, which seeks to preserve health and well-being of the people, in addition to contributing to the care of the planet.

During the cycle of presentations, they developed topics on beekeeping and meliponiculture as a sustainable productive activity for the protection of forest biodiversity, with 45 years of experience.

At another point, they talked about pollinating hero bees, emphasizing pollinators, types and their importance for life. Also, the topic of entomology and pollinators was addressed, where they assured that insects are indicators of nature and each one fulfills an important function for the planet.

In another presentation, they presented the topic ecological physioclimate transversality and haploidization of wild native bees, where they highlighted how climate change affects bees and how nature has been commercialized. 

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