The Selenge Province Mayor’s Office and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) have agreed to build a honey bee farm in the province.
The Mongolian honey industry is centralized in Shaamar soum of Selenge Province where almost 90 percent of businesses engage in honey bee farming. The Selenge Province Mayor’s Office and TIKA plan to build the bee farm in an area of 200 square meters in Shaamar soum with an investment of 30,000 USD.
A study showed that approximately 3,500 honey bee colonies are kept in this soum and locals say that only 1,500 bees can fit in their winter bee farms. Building a new honey bee farm will enable beekeepers to keep their bees safe and warm during the upcoming winter, promote honey production, develop small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as increase jobs, emphasized a spokesperson for the Selenge Province Mayor’s Office.