Honey Production and Processing in Sekona Community, Ede South Local Government of Osun State

  • Adebayo O. Onisile Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria
  • G. T. Philips Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria

Abstract

This research was conducted to investigate and document bee keeping activities in Sekona community of Ede South Local Government of Osun state. Data was collected with the use of structured questionnaire. The community was purposively selected due to the consistency of bee keeping activities discovered in the area. Results revealed that majority of the beekeepers (70%) are Male and 30% Females. Though there is Male dominance in the trade, data showed involvement of women in beekeeping in the study area. However some challenges to beekeeping in the area were observed, these includes; inadequate knowledge of other bee products apart from honey, lack of access to modern beekeeping equipments, bush burning and other human interfering activities. This calls for government intervention in area of training and extension services.


Keywords: Beekeeping, Honey, Production, Processing, Government Intervention

Published
2019-10-23
How to Cite
ONISILE, Adebayo O.; PHILIPS, G. T.. Honey Production and Processing in Sekona Community, Ede South Local Government of Osun State. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, p. 195-198, oct. 2019. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/626>. Date accessed: 25 jan. 2022.