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The transfer of bee swarms from traditional bee hives to modern ones is being  carried out in 15 administrative areas of Senafe sub-zone with a view to boosting honey production, according to Mr. Zaid Tekle, expert in bee farming in the Southern region.
Senafe, 27 September 2010 – The transfer of bee swarms from traditional bee hives to modern ones is being  carried out in 15 administrative areas of Senafe sub-zone with a view to boosting honey production, according to Mr. Zaid Tekle, expert in bee farming in the Southern region.

He explained that about 1,000 bee swarms have so far been transferred to modern hives, and that two modern bee hives have been extended to 824 nationals each in the sub-zone engaged in bee farming activities, in addition to training course regarding its utilization.

Mr. Zaid further noted that the transfer process has been carried out earlier in the villages of Golo, Dengolo, Tisha, Talhanari’e and Keshiat, and called on the remaining villages to follow suit.

The head of bee farming in Senafe sub-zone, Ms. Mulu Nire’a, said on her part that the sub-zone is suitable for bee farming and urged farmers to be cautious and consult experts while resorting to the use of pesticides, as it may have negative consequences on bees.   

The beneficiaries stressed the significance of modern bee hives in boosting honey production and its convenience in moving it from place to place. 

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