Apis mellifera, or European Honey Bee is only able to take food from 250-300 plants in any given location, Grenada is no different. This manual is to help with plant identification, advice on planning propagation and if the plant is a nectar, pollen, or propolis bearing.
Megan Wannarka served in Senegal, West Africa as Peace Corps Sustainable Extension Agent from 2012 to 2014 working with local farmers there to improve techniques, find best practices and worked with local beekeepers and African honey bees. In Grenada she served again in 2015-2016 with Peace Corps Response as a Beekeeping Trainer and Specialist partnering with the Grenada Association of Beekeepers, Ministry of Agriculture, Lands Forestry, Fishers and the Environment of Grenada and beekeepers throughout the island.
Trainings and one-on-one was her primary focus to communicate best practices found on the island and Grenada specific information to beekeepers, partners and interested people starting in beekeeping. This plant idenfication manual is focused for beekeepers, farmers and those interested in supporting beekeeping on Grenada and through the Caribbean to be an identification manual, documentation of known plant knowledge on the island and a place to note additional known valuable species.
- Published: 2016
- Dewey Decimal: 571.8
- ECHO Library: 571.8 WAN