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Project Name: Beekeeping Project (Solomon Islands)
Project Description: The beekeeping industry was first introduced to the Solomon Islands in the 1960s and reached its peak in the 1990s. Racial conflicts and invasive alien species on native bees led to the collapse of the beekeeping industry within the nation. The Government of Solomon Islands has been dedicated to recovering the beekeeping industry and this project is in line with that goal.
Project appraisal found that the main challenges faced by the Solomon Islands in low honey production are the lack of: 1.Expertise of breeding queen bees and extension in the government sector; and 2.Beekeeping skills of beekeepers.
Honey production per beehive and swarm size for beekeepers are correlated to the beekeeping skills of beekeepers and capacity building of beekeeping extension officers. In order to increase honey production and beekeepers’ revenues in the Solomon Islands, the main contents of this project will include: 1.Boosting the number of bees of cooperating beekeepers; 2. Enhancing honey production per beehive of cooperating beekeeping farmers; and 3.Promoting beekeeping industry expertise and queen bee propagation techniques for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Solomon Islands).
Implementation Start Date: 2018/7/1
Implementation End Date: 2020/12/31
Project Objectives: The objectives of this project are:
1.Boosting the number of bees of cooperating beekeepers:
(1)Establish one beekeeping demonstration inside the base of Taiwan Technical Mission in the Solomon Islands to showcase the project.
(2)Extend beekeeping skills to cooperating beekeeping farmers: 40 farmers in the first year, 50 farmers for both the second year and the third year. Each beekeeping farmer keeps at least 10 beehives and the total exceeds 500 beehives after three years.
2. Enhancing honey production per beehive for cooperating beekeeping farmers:
(1) Conduct 30 sessions of professional training for cooperating beekeeping farmers to improve beekeeping management, beehive hygiene, analysis and judgment of beehive placement.
(2) Assist cooperating beekeeping farmers to raise honey production per beehive from 12kg to 20kg in the second year and to 30kg in the third year.
3. Promoting beekeeping industry expertise and bee propagation techniques for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Solomon Islands):
(1) Conduct training on improving queen bee propagation and farmer extension expertise for extension officers within the agriculture extension system of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Solomon Islands).
(2) Perform on-site technical assistance for queen bee propagation farms.
Executing Agency: 1.Taiwan Technical Mission in the Solomon Islands
2.Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Solomon Islands)
Current Progress: To the end of July 2019, the following activities have been completed:
1. Set up two beekeeping demonstration site.
2. Guided 50 bee farmers.
3. Dispatched two times a beekeeping expert to the Solomon Islands to conduct capacity building of seed trainers.
4. Conducted 14 beekeeping field demonstrations.
Project Coordinator Name: Chen Chao-Yeh
Project Coordinator Phone: 02-28732323 ext.217
Project Coordinator E-mail: c.y.chen@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits: The project aims to improve honey production in the Solomon Islands.
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Solomon Islands
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Asia-Pacific, Solomon Islands
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2018/7/2
  • Date Updated:2019/9/5