Economic Potentials Of Bee Bread As A Non-Wood Forest Products In Some Selected Local Government Areas Of Ogun State
Soetan, Doyinsola O. Oluwalana Samuel A., Soaga, Jubril A., Adebisi, Muinat A. Sulaimon, Shukarat, A.
Corresponding Author : Soetan, Doyinsola O
Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
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Received : 2020-02-22 Accepted : 2020-04-15 Published : 2020-04-15
Abstract : Bee bread, a product of hive is obtained from pollen collected by bees, to which they added honey, digestive enzymes and subsequently stored in the combs. The study examined economic potentials of bee bread in Ogun State. A multistage with a 3 stage design was adopted. Data were collected with the aid of questionnaire administered to 252 respondents: 72 beekeepers and 180 consumers who had knowledge on beekeeping. The results showed that mean age, education and gender of beekeepers and consumers were 41 and 37 years, 59.4% and 61.1% had tertiary education, 80.6% male and 58.9% female respectively. The results further revealed that 73.6% of the beekeepers and 84.4% of the consumers were not aware of bee bread. Logit regression result shows that marital status and household size had significant influence on consumer’s willingness to pay for bee bread at p<0.10 and p<0.01 respectively. The production should be embarked upon as consumers are willing to pay, which will help beekeepers get additional income and as well improve the health status of the consumers.
Keywords : Socio economic characteristics, bee bread, awareness
Citation : Soetan, Doyinsola O. et al. (2020). Economic Potentials Of Bee Bread As A Non-Wood Forest Products In Some Selected Local Government Areas Of Ogun State. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology, V7I3.05. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.3752500
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Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology
ISSN : 2348-7313
Volume 7 / Issue 3
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