Fiji Time: 11:14 AM on Friday 27 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Rural women take up beekeeping

Shayal Devi
Friday, January 31, 2014

A SERIES of workshops on beekeeping has stirred the interest of a group of rural women who plan to start their own business and help their families.

Ba Rural Beekeepers Association executive officer Salochana Sharma said the workshops were attended by unemployed women and men.

"They learn more about the basic structure of beekeeping and what to expect if they venture into this field," she said.

"During our last workshop, we had 23 participants who have been carrying out beekeeping in their residential lots."

Mrs Sharma said honey production had been a little slow in the past couple of weeks because of the weather.

"The wet weather that we are experiencing makes it hard to harvest a lot of honey but production is slowly picking up," she added.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62590.6069
JPY 58.270455.2704
GBP 0.31140.3034
EUR 0.44340.4314
NZD 0.72230.6893
AUD 0.65460.6296
USD 0.47290.4559



Exchange Rate updated on 27th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Police look into allege gun use
  2. Hazelman on the world stage
  3. No way in
  4. Talks begin on removal of fuel and sunken vessel
  5. Company looks at claims
  6. Singh cautions Kumar on statements
  7. Violent impact
  8. Models arrive for show
  9. HOTEC exciting, says Naidu
  10. Fish stock healthy

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  3. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  4. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  5. Friend indeed Monday (23 Nov)
  6. 'Racial slur' Sunday (22 Nov)
  7. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  8. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  9. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  10. Prof Prasad leaves school premises as 'mark of respect' Monday (23 Nov)