Monday, May 30, 2011

New Ghana University Center to Develop Stingless Bee Medicinal Hive Products

UCC Establishes International Stingless Bee Centre for Research and Training

Abrafo (C/R), May 25, GNA - The Department of Entomology and Wildlife of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), School of Biological Sciences, has established an International Stingless Bee Centre at Abrafo for Universities across the world to undertake research and training into the activities of stingless bees and conservation.

The Centre, the first of its kind in the West African Sub-Region, is expected to serve as an environmental education centre. The Centre currently has employed about 20 people in the Abrafo community, its catchment area, near the Kakum National Park.

At a brief ceremony on Tuesday, for its official opening, the Director of the Centre, Dr Peter Kwapong, said it would soon be developed into an industry to produce different medicinal hive products such as honey, propolis and pollen as well as artifacts, crafts and jewellery…

1 comment:

Daniel Padwa said...

Proud of this good news especial for Africa,I have been into the beekeeping Industry for over twenty years and I am happy to read this development particularly with regards to Africa being taking lead in it.

I would like to travel to Ghan from Kenya purposely to witness this kind of development and with intention of provissions of collaborative initiatives.

Kind Regards

Daniel Padwa