Farmers engaged in bee farming in Adi-Keih sub-zone have obtained better honey production this year.
Adi-Keih, 14 December 2010 – Farmers engaged in bee farming in Adi-Keih sub-zone have obtained better honey production this year.
They stated that previously honey production was minimum due to lack of enough rainfall, and that the good rainy season this year has enabled them to obtain satisfactory production. They further explained that each farmer possesses 10-20 modern beehives, which in turn is making due contribution in improving their living standard.
Mr. Tesfai Gebrekidan, expert in animal resource in the sub-zone, said on his part that Demhina, Mesgolo-Zula, Egla and Sibiraso are some of the villages in Adi-Keih sub-zone that are renowned for honey production. There exist over 200 modern beehives and over 1,000 traditional beehives in the sub-zone, he added.
Mr. Tesfai further indicated that more than 1,300 Kilo of honey and over 5,600 kilo of the same product was obtained this year from the modern beehives and traditional ones respectively.