March 7: A honey Processing Industry has come into operation at Shivsatakshi Municipality, Jhapa. Female bee keepers have set up the honey processing plant for the first time in the district.
Satashi Women Bee Keeping Association, Sahara Nepal and Hokse Agriculture Cooperative have jointly established Sahara Satakshi Women Bee Honey Industry at the cost of Rs 12.5 million, according to industry’s Coordinator Devi Kumari Oli Dahal.
Coordinator Dahal informed that the plant was processing more than 10,000 metric tons of honey in a year. A farming is being done for the commercial production of the honey in Satakshi Municipality.
Since honey is being processed with modern machine, we don’t have the problem for its marketing, said farmer Dhanmaya Pathak. Seven females are employed at the plant in the first phase.
Locals of Shivsatakshi-11 have kept beehives ranging from 10 to 250 on average as ward No 11 has been declared bee keeping block area. More than 300 women have been doing bee keeping commercially and have been producing more than 60 tons of honey at Shivsatakshi-11 annually.