bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Pacific beekeeping

Papua New Guinea is a second effort to establish commercial beekeeping. The first attempt is the 1970s didn't come to much partly because of a few bad seasons. But a beekeeping exists with about 320 members and, backed by the government, funding is being sought to re-establish the industry. Unusually for a Pacific nation, the domestic market is quite large, though there is competition from Australian honey producers.


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