Honey remains big business in Yemen

Industry thriving despite allegations of being used to launder money for al-Qaeda.

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    Honey has been a valuable commodity for centuries, but few places have a stronger tradition of honey-making than Yemen, where beehives dot the country's landscape.

    But the once-thriving honey business suffered a setback after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the US, when the Bush administration listed Yemeni honey stores as possible fronts for al-Qaeda.

    However those working in the industry have dismissed the claims, and say Yemen's honey business is nothing but legitimate.

    Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Wadi Dawan, in central Yemen.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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