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Kitui Marks World bee Day in Mwingi

On Wednesday, May 15th,2024 – In an effort to commemorate the World’s bee day, the County Government of Kitui through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has distributed Langstroth beehives, Smokers, buckets and bee suits to bee keeping farmer groups in Waita,Mui,Nguni and Kivou wards of Mwingi central sub- county. An exercise targeting bee keeping farmers in all Sub-counties.

The day which is marked on the 20th of May, and whose theme for this year is, “Bee engaged with youth* is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development with the main aim of strengthening measures aimed at protecting bees and other pollinators. It also contributes to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminating hungering developing countries.

Speaking when he led the exercise in Mwingi Central, Kitui Executive for Agriculture and Livestock Dr. Stephen Mbaya Kimwele, emphasized the significance of raising awareness about pollinators, noting the important role they play in honey production serving both as a source of food and as an income generator.

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CEC Kimwele urged beekeepers to implement measures of safeguarding bees and other pollinators, cautioning against actions that endanger bees and their vital role in ecosystems.

He further stressed the importance of avoiding daytime pesticide spraying to prevent bee fatalities, underscoring the economic and nutritional risks associated with bee population decline.

“Governor Dr. Julius Malombe’s administration is actively supporting agriculture by empowering farmers through such activities ” he said.

The initiative is also aimed at creating employment and improving livelihoods among Kitui residents.


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