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West Azarbaijan Tops Iranian Provinces in Honey Production

West Azarbaijan Tops Iranian Provinces in Honey ProductionWest Azarbaijan Tops Iranian Provinces in Honey Production

A total of 21,500 tons of honey have been produced in West Azarbaijan Province in the current Iranian year that started on March 20, making the northwestern province the biggest honey producer in the country.
“The output accounts for 27% of Iran’s overall honey production this year, which were harvested from more than 1.34 million beehives. This year, West Azarbaijan ranked first in the number of beehives as well,” Rasoul Jalili, the head of West Azarbaijan Agricultural Organization, was quoted as saying by IRNA.
The official noted that only 110,471 of the total number of hives in the province are traditional and the remaining 1.23 million have been modernized, saying that from each one of these two types, an average of 5.5 kilograms and 17 kilograms of honey are harvested respectively.

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