Economy, Domestic Economy

Queen Bee Distribution in Tehran

Queen Bee Distribution in Tehran
Queen Bee Distribution in Tehran

Tehran’s Agricultural Jihad Organization has begun distributing queen bees among the province’s beekeepers, the  deputy head of the organization said.

“Around 970 tons of honey are produced in Tehran Province every year,” Abbas Akbari was also quoted as saying by IRNA on Sunday.

According to Deputy Agriculture Minister Hassan Rokni, 81,500 tons of honey were produced throughout Iran in the last fiscal year (ended March 20, 2017). He added that the figure is expected to rise 5.5% to reach 86,000 tons in the current year.

“A total of 993 kilograms of royal gel were produced in the country last year, priced at 50 million rials (about $1,330) per kilogram,” he said.

Rokni noted that per capita honey consumption in Iran stands at about 1 kg while the global annual average is 250-300 grams. About 75,000 people are active in Iran’s beekeeping industry.


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