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Over 2000 beekeepers in Chimanimani set to benefit support


Lawrence Lifa |  9 months ago | business


Over 2000 Beekeepers in Chimanimani district predominantly those whose projects were affected by the Cyclone idai are benefiting from support they are getting from a local organization to restore their source of livelihoods. Speaking during hand over of 120 bee hives to local beekeepers in Chimanimani town yesterday TSURO Trust Director Backson Muchini said Manicaland is on a path to lead in production of honey judging with the rate at which local people are taking up the project as a livelihood option. Meanwhile ZANU PF Provincial Women’s League Secretary for transport and welfare, Cde Mercy Sacco applauded the organization for contributing towards restoration of agriculture and ensuring self-sustenance among people in the Cyclone Idai hard hit district. According to the Beekeepers Association of Zimbabwe, the number of beekeepers is growing steadily, and has topped 50,000 as it is fast becoming a profitable activity due to high domestic demand for honey and other products such as beeswax which is used to make candles.