Beekeeping in the village of Zundaga

Strategic direction: Rural Economic Diversification and Tourism

Keda is rich in plants and environment that are ideal for beekeeping, allowing local beekeepers the possibility to produce many varieties of honey.

Nugzar Verdzadze and his family have been beekeeping for over 15 years, have about 60 bee families, and are artificially breeding queen bees. Every year, they produce 700-800 kg of commodity honey.

The aim of the project is to expand their beekeeping volume, which will lead to the serial selection of queen bees through a selective breeding process. The project will help the family produce more variety of products such as bee milk, bee venom, pollen, and others.

The project includes:

  • Purchase of two-story scales (60-80 pieces)
  • Purchase of a minimum of two sets of jenter kits and other additional appliances for breeding purposes,
  • Purchase of flower dust collector (5-10 pieces) and at least 3 kg of flower dust dryer
  • Purchase of modern equipment for collecting bee venom

The members of the family involved in family beekeeping have had many years of experience in this area and are well acquainted with beekeeping practices, including artificial breeding techniques.

Nugzar Verdzadze has many years of experience in beekeeping, not only with caretaking, but also in modern methods for the artificial breeding of queen bees.

As a result of the project, 5 people will be employed

Overall project budget: 17,125 GEL
European Union funding: 13,550 GEL
Co-funding: 3575 GEL

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