Monday, September 21, 2020

A look into PNG's beekeeping industry

The beekeeping industry in PNG is a small but lucrative one.
Farmers get K12 per kg of raw honey, which is more than coffee, or other agriculture produce.
Many years ago, we had a factory in Goroka which exported honey, but this is no more.
It is an industry we should develop as we celebrate 45 years of Independence.
Along the Highlands Highway, outside of Goroka, pioneer beekeeper and retired agriculturalist Ian Mopafi builds beehives and frames for sale to honey farmers in Eastern Highlands and other parts of the Highlands.
Here he shows us his operation and talks about the untapped potential of the beekeeping industry.

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