The Iyanola Apiculture Collective is a CSO dedicated to supporting beekeepers in Saint Lucia and the Caribbean

The Iyanola Apiculture Collective is a CSO dedicated to supporting beekeepers in Saint Lucia and the Caribbean. Iyanola is the indigenous name given to Saint Lucia and it was used in our collective out of respect for the traditions and eco-consciousness of our first peoples.

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GEF SGP South-South Apiculture and Biodiversity Project

In 2019, The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) St. Lucia developed a project to bring beekeeping to the forefront within the Southern Hemisphere, mostly in the Caribbean.

This initiative will see the development of a south-south regional apiculture industry, with all participating countries benefiting from the competitive advantage brought about by collective efforts of production of hive and hive products.

So journey with us, as we work to develop ecologically-sound, symbiotic relationships with nature, which supports forest conservation, the local apiculture sector, and the expansion of the honey industry in St. Lucia and the Caribbean.

There really is nothing quite like witnessing the wonderful colors, sounds and smells of an active hive. But there is also danger here - not from our gentle bees, but because after one look, you may be hooked for life!

All of our processes are designed with eco-citizenship & sustainability in mind.

They were successful in receiving a grant to implement an innovation program, with South-south cooperation, in the field of apiculture in seven participating countries namely St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Grenada, Samoa and Trinidad and Tobago.

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Please get in touch with us for any inquiries about tours, membership, training, and/or products. We're always happy to help.