Published:  12:00 AM, 12 January 2017

Cultivating mustard honey gets popular

AA Correspondent, Sylhet

Honey cultivation on the aisles of mustard fields in the Gowainghat Upazila in the Sylhet district has been gaining popularity. Meanwhile, it has made many people, especially a good number of unemployed youths, self-reliant through cultivating honey Witnessing continuous success of others, more farmers of the Upazila are being engaged in honey cultivation on the aisles of mustard fields which added a new dimension to the agriculture. Now the famers here are passing very busy time in setting up honeycomb boxes beside mustard fields at different areas in the district.

According to Gowainghat Upazila agriculture office, many farmers have started box system bee cultivation and honey collection in different areas of the upazila here. Applying scientific box system bee cultivation, around 50,000 to 60,000 bees make honey in a box where one bee is female. There have 5 to 10 bee frames in the box. Those frames are called beehive, sources added. Gowainghat upozila Agriculture Extension officer M Anisuzzaman said this. For its continuity they take primary project in the log land of Baon hawr in Muslimnagor. By this they start honey cultivation in the mustard field. General former are very interested The produce honey visa a visa mustard in the same field. By this they make prelist and extra income.

9 PM club member of muslimnagor said, after aman cultivation they use this land to produce mustard at the same field they cultivate bee. M Anisuzzaman informed if the former give proper training it make a new horizon in   agri-economy. He said, bee help to the growth of mustard. It take positive result. Farmers are refitted economically. Bee cultivator Naimul Hque said, he receive training from BSIC about bee-cultivation. He set 56 bee-box in jaflong and collect 2/3 Kg honey every week trice. Price of per kg honey is Tk 800-100 By small capital extra money is earned by cultivating bee in mustard field,

Local MP Emran Ahmed well come this project. He hope for further development of agri-management of Gowainghat by this project. He assure about his co-operation to the former.

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