Bee-keeping in Bhutan

Under the auspices of Royal Thimpu College (RTC), a new Apiculture (bee-keeping) project is being developed with the aim to expose college students to field-based educational opportunities, to improve local crop yields, and to strengthen community linkages for sustainable development.

Plateau Perspectives is currently in dialogue with RTC, under its Environmental Department, to advance this and other conservation and community development projects in the future. Agreement is reached in principle, with plans to collaborate through knowledge exchange and sharing of their respective experience in sustainable development in the greater Himalayan region.

Plateau Perspectives’ associate Jesse Montes has been lecturing in Environmental Management at the RTC since 2014, and previously worked with the China field team in development of community ecotourism in the Tibetan plateau region.

 

Bees at RTC

 

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