|Ellis and Linda Hardison pose with Guyana beekeepers|
Additional trip highlights included meeting the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, and appearing on a live television broadcast of “Guyana Today”, the most popular morning TV show in Guyana reaching 50,000 viewers regularly. After appearing on the morning show, Ellis recalls being recognized as “the beekeepers!” at the local supermarket.
“The beekeepers that I met were the same as beekeepers I had met all over the world – very friendly, congenial and willing to participate. This made my wife and I feel very welcome. Everyone was very willing to participate in the programs that we presented. I found that we had very loyal participation in the programs.”
Ellis leads a demonstration at a local beeyard.
Linda also had very positive things to say about her experience in Guyana. “I really enjoyed the opportunity to visit a country about which I knew so little but have grown to love so much…I’m planning a little corner of my garden where I’ll grow things that remind me of Guyana. Then I can look at it and recall such good memories.”