Morocco Beekeepers Caring for Saharan Bees #AfricaClimateHope

In Er-rich, nestled in the Atlas Mountains, women and men settle into a packed room as an FAO beekeeping training gets underway. Their whispers and laughter blend together in an undercurrent of anticipation. But their purpose is serious: to do whatever they can to ensure the very survival of a species.

Throughout the day, the beekeepers of all ages will learn about the Saharan yellow bee, a species that is hardy, non-aggressive and well-adapted to local climatic and breeding conditions.

FAO, the government of Morocco and other partners have created a beekeeping technical center, whose mission is to improve beekeeping skills and to select, multiply and disseminate queen bees to safeguard the future of the Saharan yellow bee breed.

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