the past year Richard Joyce has served as a volunteer advisor to
our native bee meliponiculture project. With his guidance, we were able
to establish a collection of native bee specimens, develop work plans
for farmer trainings, and identify the major food crops and forest trees
that our native honey bees are pollinating.
has been a great mentor and support to meliponiculture project
coordinator Marcos Calero.This spring both Richard and Marcos traveled
to Chiapas, Mexico to present their project during the IX Mesoamerican Congress
native bees. The people they met and the knowledge they gained from
this meeting will help us further strengthen our native bee project.
Thanks again Richard for everything you have done for Paso Pacifico.