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24 Percent Rise in Iran's Honey Production

24 Percent Rise in Honey Production24 Percent Rise in Honey Production

A total of 112,000 tons of honey have been produced in Iran since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2019), up 24.44% from last year’s 90,000 tons, according to director of the Agriculture Ministry’s Apiculture Expansion Project.
West Azarbaijan Province with 21,400 tons has produced the largest amount of honey in Iran. 
“The number of bee colonies in Iran currently stands at 10.6 million, showing a 26% rise year-on-year, some 10.2 million of which are modern colonies and the remaining 300,000 are traditional. Around 98% of the honey produced this year came from our modern colonies,” Farhad Moshir Ghaffari was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency.


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