Muscat: The 10th Omani Honey Market was inaugurated on Wednesday under the patronage of Dr. Ahmed bin Nasser Al Bakri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for Agriculture at Grand Mall Muscat.
The Omani honey market, which will see the participation of some 40 bee breeders from different governorates of the Sultanate, aims to highlight Omani honey and other bee products, as well as to open a marketing outlet for beekeepers to sell large quantities of honey in a short time. The market also aims to provide an opportunity for communication between honey producers, and between the producers and consumers. The Omani honey market organising committee said: “The ministry seeks to establish markets for Omani honey to support small- and medium-sized enterprises to find more marketing outlets and to promote Omani honey, which is known for its high quality and nutritional value.”
The committee added: “What distinguishes the honey market in its 10th version is the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in coordination with a specialised laboratory accredited in the Sultanate has taken random samples of beekeepers wishing to participate in the market, and put them through a laboratory analysis to ensure the product meets the Omani specifications of honey.”
All participants will also be required to send the quantities of honey to be sold in the market to special warehouses belonging to the ministry, so the containers can be numbered, saved and then transferred in the presence of the participants to the market site. — With inputs from ONA