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Villagers reap rewards from beekeeping

Jone Kalouniviti
Monday, March 31, 2014

THE women of Nadalei Village in Tavua earned as much $500 per harvest from a beekeeping project funded by the Department of Women in 2010.

The project has helped look after the families of the 13 women actively involved in the project.

A recent government visit led by the permanent secretary for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Josefa Koroivueta, to the village revealed the success of this project.

President of Nadelei women's group, Atelaite Makare said the group received $5000 worth of material, including five beehives, from the Department of Women to start the bee-keeping project.

"From the first harvest we had earned $300 and as the project matured we continued to earn more money," Mrs Makare said.

"We are able to extract a maximum of 63kilograms of honey from the hives," she said








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