26910-kg honey collected in Jamalpur

13th February, 2019 10:04:43 printer

JAMALPUR: Around 26910 kilograms honey were collected from mustard field in the district this year, reports BSS.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) officials said on Wednesday honey collectors set up 3439 boxes in mustard field for collecting honey in the district this Robi season.

“Farmers already collected 26910 kilograms honey worth about Tk one crore,” they added.

They also said mustard was cultivated on 17290 hectares of land here but honey was collected from 3750 hectares of field.

Most of the honey was collected from Bakshiganj upazila, officials said.

In Bakshiganj upazila, 13200-kg honey was collected by setting up 850 boxes on 900 hectares of land, 5000-kg from Sarishabari upazila, 4850-kg from Islampur, 900-kg from Melandaha, 1760-Kg from Dewanganj and 1200-kg from Madarganj.