Today is World Bee Day, a recent observance on the United Nations Calendar, first celebrated in 2018 to highlight the importance of bee-derived products.
To mark the occasion this year, the Lagos State government says it will be
training one hundred and fifty women and youths in the art of bee keeping and honey production, packaging and marketing.
The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Miss Abisola Olusanya who made this known in Alausa Ikeja, said arrangements have been concluded for the training as Interested women and youths would undergo a week long intensive training on the value chain from next week, Monday, 30th of May till Friday, 3rd of June.
According to the Commissioner, trainees will be empowered with beehives, bee suits, smokers, harvesting knives, bowls and kegs, to enable them start on an easy note.
Pointing out that the move is in line with the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration’s
commitment to empower women and youth for the economic prosperity in line with THEMES Agenda, Miss Olusanya explained that it would also boost local production of honey, check adulteration and improve the entire honey value chain in Lagos and Nigeria.
The theme of this year’s World Bee Day is ‘’BEE ENGAGED: BUILD BACK BETTER FOR BEES”.