29 Jul 2019

Honey potential money spinner in Solomon Islands

8:08 am on 29 July 2019
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A beekeeping expert visiting Solomon Islands from Taiwan says the country's honey has the potential to become a major source of income.

The Solomons Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has been working with the Taiwan Technical Mission to help beekeepers meet increasing local demand for honey.

Professor Yue-Wen Chen said the Solomons had some of the best honey bees in the world but improvements could be made to increase hives and production.

The Solomon Star reports Professor Chen has travelled to Western Province, Malaita, and rural Guadalcanal to conduct training and workshops for beekeepers.