Friday 15 November, 2019

Bigger and sweeter plans for 2nd year of Honey Seco

The Brasso Seco Morne La Croix Farmers’ Association is poised for bigger and sweeter things as they embark on a second year of manufacturing their ‘Honey Seco’ product.

Recently, the Association was presented with a project sign by Rudo Udika, Project Officer, Digicel Foundation to commemorate the community initiative, which reaped a very successful harvest last year.

The Foundation invested TT$65,000 last year into the pilot project and has committed to investing an additional TT$101,000 for the second batch.

With this generous donation from the Foundation the Farmer’s Association has plans to expand their Apiary to 100 hives by the end of April 2018, using the proceeds from the honey sales towards further input in the community enterprises in Brasso Seco.

Skills such as the building of bee boxes and packaging are also being taught to the youth in the area to ensure the sustainability of the Bee Apiary project.

The Digicel Foundation is committed to working with community groups throughout Trinidad and Tobago on projects that enrich their communities and lend support to social entrepreneurship ventures such as ‘Honey Seco’.

‘Honey Seco’ products can be found and purchased at Digicel flagship stores in The Falls at Westmall and C3 Centre in San Fernando.

 

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