Sweet allure

Photos and text by Md Sourav

Honey farmers across the country are currently busy in the mustard fields as they are eyeing high yield during this season. The farmers pick this season particularly as less fog during the morning ensures that honey bees will produce more honey.

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Department of Agricultural Extension officials are expecting national production of mustard field-based honey to be approximately eight lakh kilogrammes, 53 per cent higher than the previous season.

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Every year, honey collection gains momentum with the occurrence of mustard flowers that starts from mid December and continues till end of January.

According to the commercial apiculturists, at least 12 kilogrammes of honey can be produced within a week in each bee-box.

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The photos were taken recently at Satgaon of Srinagar in Munshiganj.

 

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