Beekeeping and environment: a partnership that's working.
This was the theme of the II Feast of Honey, held in Riacho do Paulo - Apuiarés/CE, in the days 24 25 October 2011 2008. Near 1500 people from the Middle Curu Microregion participated and honored the event in order to know and value the importance of beekeeping for the community and region. Were present: Mr. Marcelo Pinho – Deputy Mayor of Apuiarés, representing the Municipality of Apuiarés, Adriano Batista - President of ADEL, Carlos Sergio - CETRA, Renato - Marketing Agency, Jair Farias - SeSeMar Institute, Nara Albuquerque - NUCOM / UFC, José Noberto - Student Heart Institute, Raymond Nonato - FAAP, Francisco César - Secretary of Agriculture of Apuiarés, Severino - Advisor to the Department of Agriculture of Apuiarés, Idavan - Union of Work of Apuiarés, Isabel Cristina - Caritas Itapipoca, Mr. Gilberto - UAVRC.
During the two days, various activities will take place in the area, from lectures to cultural activities that value local culture. Beekeepers will participate in sports tournament, parade of the choice of the queen of honey and a marathon that had as main goal to take with it all the tools used in the production chain of honey.
Agrobiodiversity, cooperatives, environmental preservation, perspectives of honey production in the Middle Curu and beekeeping processing were some of the subjects dealt with in the lectures, exhibitions and workshops offered during the event.
The party ended with a show by Forró. This was another moment of relaxed work for the young people of the communities of the municipalities of The Middle Curu.
With the realization of the event, it is expected to improve the interaction between middle curu beekeepers and the development of the beekeeping production chain, establishing Community networks and the commitment of the authorities present to the priority agenda set by beekeepers.
The II Honey Festival was sponsored by banco do Nordeste, Apuiarés City Hall, Local Economic Development Agency and CETRA.