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Information for honey packers

  • Lowore J. Bradbear N.
  • Bees for Development
  • 2009
  • Book
  • English

This Guide, intended for tropical Africa, addresses the packing of honey for wholesale or retail sale and contains useful information for anyone interested to start a honey packing business.  The Guide introduces the important topics and explains where additional information can be found. African honey industries are often fragmented.  The local market for packed, table honey is growing due to expanding urban populations with growing wealth within some sections of society.  Challenges faced by honey packers include weak supply chains, lack of finance and poor availability of a good range of quality containers.  There are fears that unless local businesses adequately and efficiently supply the urban markets, honey imports will increase. 

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