WVII reports on honey, maple syrup production study

WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine is working with the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor on a project that aims to help honey and maple producers in the state. The three-year study, which was awarded  $498,462 from the USDA, aims to increase knowledge of the production and marketing challenges and opportunities for small- and medium-sized beekeeping and maple syrup producers in the state. Project leaders told WVII there is a lot of interest in locally produced foods and helping those businesses thrive is not only good for them, but also for the state’s economy and consumers. The project will help connect producers with others and find the resources they need to be successful, according to the report.