32 tons of honey produced in Alborz county in a year

April 14, 2023 - 13:5

TEHRAN- As announced by the head of the Agriculture Department of Alborz county (in Qazvin province), 32 tons of honey were produced in 74 apiaries of this county in the past Iranian calendar year 1401 (ended on March 21).

Alireza Borkhi said, currently, the number of beehives in this county is 7,424, based on the latest census.

According to the latest census of the country's apiaries by the Agriculture Ministry, the production of honey is 136,000 tons in the country, a board member of the Iran Beekeepers Association announced.

Mohammad Fekri said that with producing 30,000 tons of honey per annum, West Azarbaijan province supplies more than 22 percent of the country's annual honey, East Azarbaijan, Fars, Ardebil and Kermanshah provinces come next, and about 43 percent of the honey is produced in other provinces.

As stated by the chairman of the Animal Science Research Institute of Iran (ASRI), Iran ranks third in the world in the number of apiaries.

Mokhtar Mohajer also said that Iran's rank in honey production is changing and moving between fourth and sixth place in the world.

Based on the data released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Iran is the third-largest producer of honey in the world.


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