"The grant we received through the Tobago Good Foods project was used to assist our resort in two ways: First, by providing the start-up equipment for our honey bee hives and second assistance with the rehabilitation of our fruit trees. Bees, as you are aware, are under threat globally.
"They are very important insects for agriculture and for our environment overall, but they have been under threat, particularly because we do so much spraying for pests here in Trinidad and Tobago. We started our hives in January 2015 and now we are up to six hives (as of November 2015) and had 3 reapings of honey. The rehabilitation of our fruit trees has really been a great benefit, since we grow all our own fruits and herbs, which we use to make juices, sauces and salad dressings."