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ApiExpo: Bee farmers target 300MT honey export to EU market

News Summed Up 2018-05-15 05:30:00

AS Nigeria prepare to host this year’s Apicultural Expo (ApiExpo), Bee farmers across the country is currently targeting to use the Expo as a stepping stone towards exploring the potentials of exporting honey to the European Union market.AS Nigeria prepare to host this year’s Apicultural Expo (ApiExpo), Bee farmers across the country is currently targeting to use the Expo as a stepping stone towards exploring the potentials of exporting honey to the European Union market. This year’s ApiExpo is expected to attract exhibitors across Africa and beyond, it is also expected to grow the agricultural sector through improved honey production and other hive components. Mr Adeshina revealed that “the last host of ApiExpo was in Kigali, Rwanda, before Kigali, it was hosted in Ethiopia, the hosting of ApiExpo in Ethiopia has transformed the bee sector in Ethiopia that they are now the highest exporter of honey from Africa”. He, therefore, “Ethiopia was just like Nigeria, but after the hosting of the ApiExpo, more people came into that sector and they were able to become the highest honey producing nation in Africa today”. 1kg of honey cost about N1500 and it one metric ton we have 1000kg honey.


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