Honey collection becomes popular in Manikganj
Published: 03:16 PM, 2 January 2018 Updated: 03:00 PM, 4 January 2018
Honey collections are becoming popular in Manikganj. Around hundred commercial honey collectors are passing busy time to collect honey from the blooming flowers of mustard in the District.
Everyday honey hunters are gathering at the mustard fields in all seven upazilas of the district with their bee boxes. Farmers from different districts come in the region and collect honey from the field. Honey collection started from last week of November and it will continue up to 2nd week of January.
All of the honey hunters or collectors from outside of the district including Jamalpur, Gazipur, Pabna, Satkhira, Narayanganj, Kushtia and Sirajganj have already started collecting honey from the mustard lands.
Abdul Gafur (56), who came from Sirajganj with his young son, said that their target to collect at least twenty mounds of honey during this winter season.
He said collecting honey is their seasonal profession and they have been collecting honey from Manikganj district for ten years.
Department of Agriculture Extension officials said bees help pollinate flying from flower to flowers which can help increase about 15% production. They expected that about 35 metric tons of honey may be collected from the district in current season.