Bua Gold to diversify into organic wax production
Former flight attendant Rosalind Miller and her partner Eroni Sotutu, the strength and conditioning coach for the Fiji Rugby Union, are planning to diversify into organic wax production.
This is in addition to their honey business Bua Gold which was established earlier this year.
Ms Miller said for Bua Gold, honey is supplied from Sotutu Agricultural Developments Pte Ltd.
Sotutu Agricultural Developments Pte Ltd is a family run business that is based at Tavea village, Bua, in Vanua Levu and is managed by the Sotutu family.
From the family business, the couple decided to set up their own honey business as a side hustle from their full time employment.
“Right now we are making honey but we are also planning on making wax as well which is slowly starting up.
“These are wax that can be used to make candles and part of it can be used to make body balms as well.
“We sell honey in 500ml bottles at $20, 750ml which is going for $25 but with this 750ml bottle because the honey is dense, when you weigh the bottle, it’s actually measured as 1kg,” she said. Ms Miller said honey can be used for various purposes which inspired the setup of the business.
Bua Gold had also set up a table at the micro-market selling their bottled honey and providing free honey samples. “We thought it would be a good way to get our products out in the market,” she said.
This the first time the couple participated in the Fiji Sports Council micro market day.
The next micro market will be on next Saturday, June 27, 2020.
From left: Joanne Miller and Rosalind Miller at their stall during the Fiji Sports Council micro market day on June 20, 2020.