27772
Iran, World’s 8th Honey Producer
Economy, Domestic Economy

Iran, World’s 8th Honey Producer

Iran ranks eighth in the world with an annual production of 78,000 tons of honey, announced the deputy agricultural minister for livestock affairs.
Speaking in a ceremony to unveil a new brand named Exir on Thursday, Hassan Rokni added that the export of 5,000 tons of honey also marks a record for Iran.  
“Around 10 to 12 grams of royal jelly are produced from each beehive in Iran. Each kilogram of royal jelly is sold at $300 to $400 in world markets whereas each kilogram of honey is priced at $5 to $6,” IRNA quoted Rokni as saying.  
Royal jelly is a honeybee secretion used for feeding larvae and adult queens.
Behzad Bankipour, managing director of Honey Development Fund who was also present in the ceremony, said commercialization—the process of introducing a new product or production method—is the missing link of honeybee industry in Iran, which would help attract investment and create jobs.
Also in attendance was Effat Raisi, the head of Iran’s Beekeepers Union, who believes Iran is one of the producers of quality honey in the world.
Raisi noted that Iran has 6.5 million honeybee colonies and 74,000 people are active in its beekeeping industry.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/7XRqyb
  1. https://goo.gl/SURM4b
  • https://goo.gl/6wK3ez
  • https://goo.gl/8gdtAy
  • https://goo.gl/nWMyj5
  • https://goo.gl/maIgyd

You can also read ...

The ICCIMA index is fashioned after World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” index.
Iran’s National Business Environment Index has improved in the...
INTA Defends Monitoring of Bank Transactions
Head of the Iranian National Tax Administration Kamel Taqavi-...
Iran-Iraq Bank Can Help Boost Trade
The head of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce believes that the...
Banks’ Fiscal H1 Loan Portfolio at $68b
The Iranian banking system paid out 2.7 quadrillion rials ($67...
Loan Rate Cut on MCC Agenda
Declaring that banks have now reduced the interest on their...
Banana Imports Top $260m
Around 347,000 tons of fresh green or dried bananas worth $267...
About 586 million shares valued at $46.23 million changed hands at TSE on Oct. 22.
Tehran Stock Exchange’s main index gained 49.70 points or 0.06...
TCI to Unveil eWallet
The local fixed-line operator Telecommunications Company of...

Trending

Googleplus