23 Jan 2023, 13:58
Update : 23 Jan 2023, 18:05

Honey over Tk 5.77 crore collected in Manikganj

MANIKGANJ, Jan 23, 2022 (BSS) - The commercial honey collectors have 
collected 1, 65, 000 kilograms of honey during the current season from all 
the seven upazilas of the district, the Department of Agriculture Extension 
(DAE) sources said.
DAE office sources said a total of 100 honey collectors set up 10,000 bee 
boxes at selected 3,500 hectares of mustard field and collected 1, 65, 000 
kgs of honey at a cost of Taka 5,77, 50, 000 during the season, adding that 
the collection of honey has already been completed and the honey collectors 
have started to leave the mustard fields.
DAE office sources said the cultivation of mustard exceeded its fixed target 
and the production also increased as the farmers received all the necessary 
agri-inputs including seeds and fertilizers in due time, adding that the 
government had distributed incentives for mustard cultivation for the 
marginal cultivators. DAE office sources said the government has taken 
initiatives to produce more oil seeds in the country to avoid the import of 
the edible oil from abroad. 

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said bee helps to pollination while 
collecting honey flying from flowers to flowers of mustard which can help 
increase about 15 percent production.
The officials, honey collectors and even the cultivators said that bees have 
a good role in increasing the production of mustard and it is very much 
positive for mustard production.


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