Nigeria can generate over 10 billion dollars from local and international trade in honey and other hive products, Mr David Musa, the Team Leader, USAID Bee Keeping Pollination Project, has said.
Musa disclosed this during an interview on the sideline of a Capacity Building Workshop for bee-farmers in Goshen, Nasarawa State on Thursday, June 29.
‘‘Honey trade can generate up to 10 billion dollars if you look at cumulative values from honey and other hive products and the value of pollination,’’ he said.
The team leader is also the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Apiculture Platform.
He disclosed that the domestic consumption rate of honey in the country was currently 380,000 tonnes, with a global price of about 4.5 billion dollars.
He stressed the need for the country to get honey export certification from the European Union, adding that it would give credibility to the forthcoming largest Africa Apiculture Trade to be hosted by Nigeria in 2018.