Bunyangabu Bee Keepers Supported With Modern Bee Hives

Bunyangabu District Production office has supported apiary farmers with 70 KTB brand bee hives. The bee hives have been given to 19 individual farmers with each receiving 3 and the rest were given to two groups.
At the hand over ceremony that was held at the district headquarters on Monday, the LCV Chairperson, James Ategeka Mugarama, said the district was making a deliberate effort to support bee keepers to increase their household incomes among other benefits. 
The LCV chairperson hinted that the district also wants to work with bee keepers to start producing bee venon that equally has a ready market. 
The LCV chairman, Hon James Ategeka Mugarama, handing over a bee hive to farmers. He pledged continued support of farmers from the district. 
"We want to make Bunyangabu a key producer of honey not just in the country but also on the global market. We already have Bunyangabu Bee Keepers Cooperative (BBC) exporting their honey and we want to scale up the production. This can be achieved by working with you and giving you the proper extension services," Hon Mugarama told farmers who were waiting to receive the bee hives. 
Mr Mugarama also encouraged  the farmers to always visit the production office which he said has experts that can help them improve on their farming and get better yields. He added that the district was not only looking at promoting bee keeping but was also promoting other high value crops like hass ovacado that have ready market at globally. 
 Seventy (70) bee hives of KTB brand were given to farmers. 
Mr Gerald Tumwesige, the Acting District  Ontomologist, said apart from money, bees have numerous other benefits like helping in pollination of crops. He encouraged farmers to practice th best practices of arpiculture for maximum benefits. 
The farmers appreciated the support and promised to use the bee hives to develop themselves and their households. 
Monday, May 20, 2024
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Monday, May 20, 2024