The Guyana Agricultural Society (GAS), headed by Karl Persaud and bee keeping volunteers, removed 2 colonies of bees from a family’s home in Weldaad, West Coast Berbice, for free two Saturdays ago.
The bees were attracted to the old house due to the soft untreated timber (pitch pine) used to construct it. The family, which included 3 children, had previously spent over $120,000 in fees to cowboys posing as beekeepers who smoked the bees, took the honey and said “I’ll be back…” – famous last words! Needless to say, they were very happy about the removal of the bees and getting back the use of their home.
More pictures here.
Enjoy the pictures and for all those interested in learning more about bees or becoming beekeepers or wanting to join GAS, there will be a honey exhibition at the Muneshwar car park (Water Street) on Saturday 7th of April. From 8 a.m to 6 p.m, there will be honey to sample and buy, wax products, a glass hive with live bees, fruit wines, barbecue, baked goods by Erena’s Bakery as well as a Kids First Fund Kids’ Korner with face painting, games and more…
(For more information, please call Karl Persaud on 2269162 or 624 5857 or Kids First Fund on 6588505.)
Post and pictures by V, nature enthusiast who found her first close encounter with Africanized Bees fascinating – sweltering beekeeping suit and all.