Fiji Beekeepers Association is assisting beekeepers in Vanualevu as part of TC Yasa rehab programme by providing queen bees at a subsidized price from reliable queen breeders in the North.
Normally, queens are priced at $50 each or more. They are being made available to beekeepers at $10, with FBA paying the breeder the remaining $40.
Up to 5 queen bees per household will be supplied.
This program is made possible by funding from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
To order your queens, contact and make payment directly to a breeder in your area. Queen quantities are limited and breeders normally supply on a first-paid, first-served basis.
The breeders are:
- Saimone Tunaqase, Bulileka, Labasa 953-6191.
- Suneel Kumar, Vunivau Labasa [email protected] Mob: 9297273
This rehab programme will end on July 31 2021 so order early from breeders.
Breeders will have biosecurity clearance to have the bees moved to your area.