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Madagascar: The beekeeping sector wants to be placed in natural disaster and calls on the authorities




Madagascar: The beekeeping sector wants to be placed in natural disaster and calls on the authorities
Already affected in 2012 by the Varroa mite which had resulted in a drop in honey production, the Malagasy beekeeping industry is this time hit hard by a significant decline observed flowering in the heart of the vegetation of the order of 50%, which directly affects the quantity and quality of the honey collected from beehives in Madagascar.

Climate change would be responsible for this serious disruption of flowering in the big island, according to the professionals of the sector. Beekeepers wants, as well as the authorities place their catastrophic natural industry and also want to benefit from a Government risk management plan, as indicated in the newspaper Express of Madagascar.

As a reminder, 25,000 hives have already been contaminated in 2012 by Varroa mites and honey production had experienced a drastic fall by up to 90%.

A disaster for the economy of Madagascar, as more than a million people live of an essentially beekeeping family.
Honey production is estimated at 3,000 tons annually in Madagascar and produces 6 million euros of turnover.



Antso Rajaona


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