Saturday, November 29, 2008

Arrival in Bodrum, Turkey

It's a two and half hour drive from Marmaris to Bodrum via the towns of Mugla, Yatagan and Milas. Bodrum is known for its museum, castle and underwater museum, where one of world's oldest ship wrecks has been excavated from the Aegean Sea. Clearly it's all about boats here with the Wooden Yacht Regatta just concluded. After spending two days here, I will be off to Israel. In the meantime I hope to post more complete information about the Pine Honey Congress just concluded in Mugla.

The Fifth Conference of Caribbean Bee Keepers resulted in Brazil coming forward to help Guyana enter a new beekeeping era.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Pakistan has planned to introduce apiculture to costal areas of Sindh and Balochistan, as mangroves forests have been identified to have potential for this alternative source of income.

“We are mobilising communities residing at the 1050-kilometre-long country coast to safeguard the beekeeping and promote it themselves to earn sufficient income. Bee farming can be better source of income as the fish reserves are declining fast around the coast due to climate change, over fishing, increasing marine pollution and indifferent fisheries policy,” said Mohammed Tahir Qureshi, Coastal Ecosystem expert, while talking to The News during the IUCN workshop on ‘Banking on mangroves: a case for investing in coastal ecosystems’ at a local hotel here on Friday.

All the way from the Middle East, I hear that a new organization is brewing in the Sunshine State.

1 comment:

─░lhami Uyar said...

Dear Dr Malcolm Sanford,I thanksgiving all congress members and beekeepers,I beleive that all hard problems can be solve by courtesy of academicial and professional beekeepers.As abeekeepers we need yours idea and experience,best wishes and greetings from turkey.