Matia for research on bees

19 Feb,2018

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury on Sunday underscored the need for conducting research on bees to boost the production of honey in the country.

While inaugurating the two-day National Bee Fair as the chief quest at the AKM Giasuddin Milky Auditorium of Farmgate, she said, “Though we have agricultural universities, research on bees is not adequate in the country. The sector can’t go ahead without proper research.”

The minister also urged the consumers to change their negative attitude towards locally produced honey as they are inclined to buying foreign one even with high prices.

A report placed in the fair says around 3000-5000 tonnes of honey are produced each year in the country.

A total of 54 companies installed 60 stalls in the fair where the consumers can get different kinds of honey.

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