BeeVital CEO James Fearnley talks to the Nigerian Youth Beekeepers Summit for World Bee Day

BeeVital CEO James Fearnley talks to the Nigerian Youth Beekeepers Summit for World Bee Day

For World Bee Day 2024, James Fearnley, CEO of BeeVital, had the honour of being invited to speak at the Nigerian Youth Beekeepers Summit organized by the Youths for Apiculture Initiative. The theme for this year's World Bee Day is to actively involve young individuals in the preservation and care of honeybees, highlighting the crucial role they play in our ecosystem.

Why is engaging young people in beekeeping important?

Young people are the future stewards of our planet, and educating them about the importance of honeybees is essential for the sustainability of our environment. By involving them in beekeeping activities, we are not only fostering a sense of responsibility towards nature but also ensuring the continuity of beekeeping practices for generations to come.

What can young people learn from beekeeping?

Beekeeping offers a unique opportunity for young individuals to learn about the intricate workings of a beehive, the importance of pollination in agriculture, and the role of honeybees in maintaining biodiversity. It also teaches valuable skills such as teamwork, patience, and environmental awareness.

How can young people get involved in beekeeping?

There are various ways for young people to engage in beekeeping, such as joining local beekeeping clubs, participating in workshops and training sessions, or even starting their own small-scale beekeeping projects. By getting hands-on experience, they can develop a deep appreciation for the hard work and dedication required to care for honeybees.

On this World Bee Day, let's empower the youth to become advocates for bee conservation and sustainable beekeeping practices. Together, we can ensure a thriving future for honeybees and the vital role they play in our ecosystem.

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WORLD BEE DAY NIGERIA from James Fearnley on Vimeo.

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