In 2011, beekeepers have found a new source of honey in Central of Vietnam- Acacia tree (Acacia Mangium).
In 2011, beekeepers have found a new source of honey in Central of Vietnam- Acacia tree ( Acacia Mangium ) .
Acacia Mangium trees are planted on 300,000 hectares in Central , stretching from Phu Yen , Binh Dinh and Nghe An , Ha Tinh . Along the route Ho Chi Minh are Acacia.
According to Mr. Mai Thanh Tung - Chairman of Dong Nai beekeepers Association " The discovery of confidential sources is very important , more than 100,000 tons if fully exploited ; Addition, the original this little care , spraying should not have a problem with Carbendazim . In the situation of Carbendazim caused problems for beekeepers , with Acacia Mangium help beekeepers to reduce their risk " We can say this is the Organic source in Vietnam .
This year , the company has guided for more than 80 bee farmers have set up camp in the provinces such as Hue , Quang Tri , Nghe An , Ha Tinh , ... According to Mr. Trinh Van Phuoc - Member of " Clean Beekeepers Club " nearly 400 colonies located in Huong Tho and Huong Tra , Hue "The weather is quite favorable to collect honey , every 8-10 days to extract a round , with production about 2 tons - 2.3 tons . " By this time , the Company has purchased over 500 tons of Acacia honey, with good quality .
Acacia Mangium Trees extract honey at leaf , like the mechanism of rubber trees . Acacia Tree is about 3 years old, started to extract honey.
With years ago , harvesting honey time has interrupt , but with this new honey source, harvesting period to prolong all of year in Vietnam. After the rubber's second extract , beekeepers moving to harvest Acacia honey until August to September , and continued feeding and prepare for the old leaf rubber honey.
Hopefully , with this new honey source, production in Vietnam export will increase , not only above 20,000 tons which is 40000-50000 tons per year.