Almost a year after a highly-destructive huge forest blaze in mountainous areas of Larnaca district pioneer beekeeping in nine communities there has raised new hope.
This is what Philenews reported on Tuesday, referring to the Queen Bee Artificial Reproduction Center in Odos – a joint initiative by the Bank of Cyprus and the Rotary Clubs of Cyprus.
The aim is to ensure the faster recovery of populations through artificial insemination – approximately 1500 bee hives – but also the production of high quality Cypriot honey.
The operation of the Center, which will be operational in the coming months, will specifically benefit nine communities – the so-called “Melissochoria” of mountainous Larnaca – and 38 small and medium-sized honey production companies.
At the same time, for the first time ever, the Centre will pave the way for strong support towards the bee type of Apis Mellifera Cypria.
This is the scientific name of the Cypriot bee which belongs to the European bee breeds and is an endemic species of Cyprus.
This initiative is supported by both the Cyprus Beekeepers Association and the Troodos Network.