Honey is an excellent product and will definitely help you earn some money. The only problem is that it takes time to get started and more importantly, it will require a lot of work on your part.
However, if you have the patience and determination, then this business is one that you should consider doing because it can be very lucrative.
Honey is used as a food additive, medicinally and cosmetically. It has been used for thousands of years for its therapeutic properties. It can be used to treat wounds, burn injuries, skin conditions and insect bites among other things.
Honey production in Nigeria is extremely difficult due to poor weather conditions and a lack of adequate hives and equipment. These factors contribute to high cost of production, making it difficult for small-scale producers to compete with large-scale producers who have access to better business opportunities and technology.
In order to overcome these challenges, there are a number of things you can do:
1. Make sure you have enough land for your hives
2. Get involved with farmers’ groups from where you can source raw materials such as nectar honey and pollen (bee bread). This will reduce costs significantly as you will be able buy bulk quantities at lower prices compared to buying in small quantities at higher costs.
3. Get involved with beekeepers who own large scale commercial hives which are more efficient than individual beekeepers’ hives because they have more resources at their disposal such as better equipment, better quality materials and proper training so that they can produce high quality honey.
If you have no experience in beekeeping, then it is better that you hire an expert who can guide you through the process of collecting and caring for bees.
How to Start Honey Business and Make Money in Nigeria
The process of starting a honey business involves identifying the best locations for your hives, purchasing the necessary equipment and supplies, and setting up transport routes to deliver your products to market.
To begin with, you will need at least four hives. Depending on how many jars of honey you plan to make each year, this number may increase or decrease accordingly. Hives should be placed in good locations with access to water and food sources such as trees, bushes and grasses.
In order to purchase hives, contact local beekeepers who sell them wholesale or retail. It is best that you make contact with local beekeepers rather than buying online because they will be able to provide information about different types of hives available in Nigeria and where they can be found locally.
After producing the honey you take it to the market for sale. If you produce in large quantity you can decide to become a wholesale and sale to the retailers.