Sweet plans for future of Shan honey

Honey may soon join wine and coffee as among Shan State’s best-known local commodities, as production grows.

Myanmar is set to export about 3500 tonnes of the sweet stuff this year, and experts say the “Made in Myanmar” honey label may soon spread.

Rabbi Yossi Ives, chief executive of Tag International Development, a charity, said 30 years ago Vietnam had no beekeeping tradition to speak of and little in the way of exports, but now it is a world leader in honey. Myanmar’s production is also growing, and with it comes the opportunity to build a national brand among the world’s honey consumers.

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