Thursday, 28 December 2017

HMMM!!! NIGERIA GETS READY TO START BEE EXPORT IN 2018

Nigeria will start exporting bees to other countries in 2018, Dr. Bidemi Ojeleye, National President, Federation of Bee keepers Association of Nigeria, has said. He said that a European Union team had visited Nigeria for training and guidelines on the residue monitoring plans for bee export.

Dr. Ojeleye, who is also Director, Centre for Bee Research and Development, Ibadan, spoke with newsmen on the side line of this year’s “Honey Bee Day’’ in Abuja. According to him, Nigeria is working towards being listed among the EU bee exporting countries. “For a trade in bees within the European Union, the general conditions that apply to ‘other’ live animals apply as the conditions are laid down in the EU Council Directive,’’ he said.

Dr. Ojeleye said that Nigeria was blessed with clean organic honey which was globally ranked amongst the best in the world, adding that the Federal Government has made available bee keeping equipment to interested youths at subsidised rates to popularise its production among young people.

According to him, the Federation of Bee keepers also hosted free training on bee production for interested youths across the country. He said in addition to making honey, bees also pollinated all sorts of fruits, wild plants and vegetables.

“Bee products are used as raw materials for production of medicine, cosmetics and lost wax casting. Beekeeping generates income without destroying the habitat, while bees do not compete with any other livestock for food,’’ he said.

Dr. Ojeleye said that the Federation coordinates all bees’ activities and organisations in Nigeria and enlightens the public on the benefits of bee keeping.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that of the 100 crop species that provide 90 per cent of food worldwide, 71 are pollinated by bees.

World Honey Bee Day, previously known as Honey Bee Awareness Day, was an initiative of beekeepers in the USA who petitioned the government in 2009 for an official day to honour honey bees and beekeeping.

Have you heard this? Many Nigerian exporters have been defrauded of huge amount of money in the process of exporting commodities to foreign countries. Do you know why? They were not trained on export operations, management, documentations and the best methods of payment in export trade. This is terrible!!! Nigerians cannot continue to lose money to foreigners in the course of export business. Exporters, why don’t you get a practical manual that teaches the stages of export trade from processing and packaging of commodities to receipt of payment by the foreign buyers. It teaches export operations, export management, export documentations and methods of payment in export trade? It is a contemporary step-by-step guide to export trade. It tells all the contemporary dynamics in export trade. To get it, click on the link below:
http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html