bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Iranian honey production

Every now and again, the importance of honey in the Arab world comes to my attention:

“According to the past year’s statistics there are 2.8 million colonies of honeybee hives in Iran which produce 22,400 tons of high-grade honey with an average harvest rate of 7 to 10 kilos however over half of this amount (11,200 tons) is produced from two provinces West and East Azerbaijan,” said Faraj Allah Molavi, the Executive of the Union of honey bee growers of the province East Azerbaijan.
More on Iranian honey production.

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