Today, Tuesday, we completed the inspection of the hives at the Lomawai Center. Based on the condition of the hives, we decided to move all the assets from Lomawai to our Vanua Levu beekeeping project. We have people in Vanua Levu who are able to rehabilitate the hives and advance our project goals more effectively than Lomawai is able to do at present. The Lomawai Center has never been able to get the government to allow them to include beekeeping in their curriculum. There were also jurisdictional disputes between certain stakeholders that could not be satisfactorily resolved.
At 2:30 a.m. Weds. a.m. our team will leave from the place in Nadi where we are staying in order to get to the bee boxes 2 hours before sunrise to enable the team to prepare the prepped hives for transport in the van we are using They will then drive back to Suva and catch the ferry that will get them to Savusavu early in the morning. They will have about 5 hours to get the bees situated before they reboard the ferry to return to Suva and drive back to Nadi.
Pray all goes well. This is a rigorous schedule and things really need to go pretty nearly perfect for us to succeed in successfully moving the hives.
My health continues to improve. Thanks for your prayers in that regard. Still have to guard my voice a bit, but can speak fairly normally. Still taking antibiotics for the UTI for at least another 5 days.
Thanks and Blessings!