The Business of Beekeeping
Apiculture is a viable commercial industry and has the potential to bring significant financial benefit to the Barbados economy.
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Welcome to the official website of The Barbados Apiculture Association. We remain committed to Advocacy, Awareness, and Training of Apiculture in Barbados
About the Barbados Apiculture Association
The BAA has been formed to advance Apiculture in Barbados. Our Mission Statement is as follows:
To promote, develop and encourage continued investment in the apicultural industry of Barbados to the benefit of all interested parties and participants.
Meet the visionary leadership of the Barbados Apiculture Association. Bios for our team can be seen under 'About' BAA
BAA is managed by a Committee of Management comprised of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and four members who shall be elected from among the membership and shall be elected annually. See more about our leadership under 'About' BAA
Discover the benefits and opportunities of being a member of the Barbados Apiculture Association.
Membership of the Association is open to any person actively engaged in the apicultural industry and granted on the basis of a paid annual fee, adjusted by the Committee of Management and confirmed at the Annual General Meeting. All applications for membership must be approved by the Committee of Management before admission. The Committee’s authority to allow or refuse membership to any applicant is absolute.
Learn how the Barbados Apiculture Association got started and what drives its 10 years plus of service.
The Barbados Beekeepers Association met for the first time at the Barbados Agricultural Society headquarters on Oct. 16, 2010 with Mr. Christopher Gill as its first elected president. The Association mainly focused on honey production. On April 30, 2016 the Barbados Beekeepers Association became the Barbados Apicultural Association (BAA) citing a need to include all activities essential to the development of a beekeeping industry. The Association now focuses on other products and services such as wax, pollen and crop pollination in addition to honey production..
Discover how Apiculture can benefit farmers, businesses, and aspiring students.
Nearly 80% of flowering plants are pollinated by pollinators, which includes honeybees. This helps maintain high biodiversity on the island.
Bees are responsible for pollinating 2/3 of
crops grown for human consumption. That
includes most seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables.
A variety of products can be created through the proper management of bees. In addition to honey, bee products include Beeswax, Propolis, Royal Jelly, and more.
Consuming natural hive products is beneficial to humans. Some of the products have been proven to be anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal, among others.
Beekeeping is an occupation that can improve one’s livelihood through the social and economic viability of honeybee products.
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Pests and Diseases in Beekeeping: What To Look Out For and How To Best Protect and Care For Your Bee
The occurrence of diseases in honeybees depends upon three factors: 1. Bees (their genetics): the hygienic behavior and resistance to various diseases varies from colony to colony and it is based on the genetic heritage of the queen bees. 2. Pathogens (their presence,...
When people hear the word bees, they automatically think about honey. There are more useful products in a beehive that the bees produce in addition to honey. These include propolis, royal jelly, beeswax and pollen. Honey Honey is made from the nectar collected...
Swarming occurs when a large group of bees from a hive leave with a queen to form a new colony. This occurs when conditions in the hive cannot support the present number of bees. It can be seen as a form of reproduction. Before the swarm occurs a new queen is raised...
How to begin your career in apiculture?
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Our Top Priorities
BAA has been formed to promote and develop the apicultural INDUSTRY as a viable commercial industry to the economic benefit of its members. We encourage and equip our members with training in bee production. Our hope is that the standards we set enhance the reliability of apiculture products in local or regional markets.
For the interest of bees and beekeepers alike! We advocate for the protection of the bees and their habitat as well as for the continued livelihood of the beekeepers!
We make sure that the general public knows the facts about everything bee-related. Whether the truth is sweet like honey or packs a bit of a sting!
Wither you’re a novice or a professional, we’ll show you the ins-and-outs of beekeeping’s most tried and trusted methods as well as its newest innovations!
The blooming pattern of some bee-friendly flora in Barbados
The nectar and pollen calendar is a record of the flowering pattern of bee-friendly plants. It shows on a monthly basis which plants are in bloom at a specific time. This assists in apiary management in determining what interventions need to be made to ensure maximum output from the hives.
See the Nectar calendar
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c/o Barbados Agricultural Society, “The Grotto”,
Fax: (246) 435-0651