Round table discussion in beekeeping under Advanced Rural Development Initiative (ARDI) program in Armenia
On March 16, 2018 ARDI Program Round Table dedicated to the present issues of beekeeping in Armenia. The event was held at Ani Plaza Hotel and had 25 participants including ARDI Program beneficiaries from Vayots Dzor and Lori regions, representative officials from Ministry of Agriculture and USAID as well as ARDI staff members. The presentation was held by keynote speaker – Dr. Karen Avetisyan, docent, apiculturist, who is the CEO of "IntAgriFood" International Agricultural and Food Trade Agency. The speaker presented topics about :
The best hive practice in Armenia,
Queen be rearing and breeding; swarm questions, hive management,
Honey price and export related issues,
International market of honey,
How to export honey from Armenia and. During the presentation participants openly shared their different opinions based on knowledge and practice. At the end of presentation each beekeeper took something new from their favorite field of income to apply in business and make it flourish.