Among the many businesses that have not been tapped, beekeeping stands as one of the major one. Bee farm is what I call a one-time investment kind of business.
All you need do is to invest once, sit, and enjoy the dividends for many years to come. The honey business is one its potential still lies fallow and untapped due to lack of adequate sensitization.
In an interview with www.vanguardngr.com Mr. David Musa, the Team Leader of, USAID Bee Keeping Pollination Project, said that Nigeria has the capacity to generate over 10 billion from both international and local honey trade as well as other bee products.
He also made it known that the domestic consumption rate of honey in Nigeria was about 380,000 tons, with a global cost of about 4.5 billion dollars.
He further buttresses the fact that the nation has not even tapped into the other potentials that lie within the sector which are equally applicable in the fields of pharmacy, cosmetology, and another related field where bee-keeping byproducts are of almost importance.
Setting up bee farm in Nigeria is one of the easiest businesses to venture into due to the following factors:
- Low capital input
- Does not need your full attention like other agricultural ventures
- It has ready markets
- Easy processing as well as technical know-how
WHAT YOU NEED TO SET UP A BEE FARM
Land: to setup a bee farm, you will need farm space. When I mean farm space, I am not speaking about a large expanse. I mean places where you can install your hives.
Technical knowhow: Training is of the almost importance if you want to succeed at any venture you plan to undertake. You must be ready to learn and boost your knowledge in your chosen line of business.
To make this easy my company organize quarterly beekeeping training for prospective farmers and people who want to know more about beekeeping. Our training is précised and practically oriented.
We also do one one-on-one training for people on their farms as well as help with installation and other services. You can called to make a further inquiry: 08032912347
Bee keeping equipment: just the way crop farmers need tractors, planters and other form equipment same way a bee keeper needs one or two equipment to successfully run his business successfully.
Among the equipment, you will be needing tools such as bee suit, bee smoker, hand gloves, boot, honey extractor or sieve, bowls an buckets.
Security: honey is gold, and this has attracted a a lot of thieves. For you to prevent losing your investment to thieves you must be willing to put security in place to prevent the activities of people who might want to take your honey.
There are security measures you can put in place see to the success of your investment and one of them is by installing a new GPS device that alerts you once anyone move within a particular distance to your hives.
There are other measures you can put in place for you to enjoy your farm.
NOTE: for honey traders or sellers out there who want pure honey supplies we have the capacity to supply you original honey all year round.
I will advise you don’t just pick price as a criteria in buying your honey, the originality of the honey is important than other factors.
Above all our honey is cheap as well as raw.
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