Interview with Mustapha Nadaji, Nigerian Beekeeper

Garreson Publishing runs a monthly e-mail newsletter for beekeepers (subscribe). This article is the first in a series of interviews of beekeepers from across the world.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m Mustapha Nadaji Prometer of Nadaji Beekeeping & Dev.Co.Ltd., and Chairman Katsina State Beekeepers Association. I’m 40 years old and I have one wife and one child. I’m Nigerian, from Katsina State Yar’adua Quaters, Katsina.
[Ed. Note- Katsina is a mostly muslim state in north central Nigeria, see map]

G: How did you become interested in beekeeping?
I have an interest in Beekeeping because it is my way of living. I identified Beekeeping as having the potential to provide employment and reduce poverty.
G: What kind of hives do you have?
200 top bar hives.
G: Is honey production enough to sustain a living for you?
Is not enough for me, because when you look at honey itself there are also bee by-products like propolise, royal jelly, pollen grain, bees wax, and the most expensive one- Bee Venom, which we sell as a strong antibiotic. All are money, especially in developing countries. I’m selling honey in Nigeria, ours is labelled Nadaji pure honey. Our customers are buying it at Market.

Garreson Publishing would like the thank Mustapha for his time. Click here for more of our series on African beekeeping.

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5 Responses to Interview with Mustapha Nadaji, Nigerian Beekeeper

  1. This will encouge us to contribute. Pls Iwould like to have some copies of the printed book. my postal address Mustapha Nadaji, No.57 Abuja crescent, K/kaura layout, Katsina. Katsina State, Nigeria.

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  2. admin says:

    If you’re interested in a book, you can purchase through our main website. Note that these are for Langstroth hives, rather than top bar hives.

  3. Chiqui says:

    Thank you for making this post. I would like to ask you how long did it take to have the 200 top bar hives?

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