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Company Wants To Help Grow Honey Industry

Company Wants To Help Grow Honey Industry
September 11
09:31 2014

Commercial Honey Supplies plans to extend a helping hand to upcoming bee farmers in Fiji to help the industry grow.

The company’s sales and marketing team leader, Tomasi Sovukilea, said they have different bee hive sites at Sigatoka for farming the bees.

The company is part of the Central Division’s agriculture show at Syria Park in Nausori.

“The company has been in operations for more than five years with just 20 bee hives now we have 500 bee hives and we are planning to have more boxes come next year,” Mr Sovukilea said.

“The company is based at Dilkusha in Nausori which I own shares to with a business partner Satish Narayan who is currently training upcoming bee farmers.

“The whole purpose of training new bee farmers is to help grow and build the industry and also encourage them even though there are challenges such as bee stings.”

The company sells 500 grams of honey at $7.50 and 1kg at $14.It has more than enough supply of honey to last next year and business is progressing slowly.

“There are plans to expand our hives to Tavua and the western side because of the hot weather which is good for the production of honey. This is to build our hives to be bigger than anyone in Fiji,” he said.

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