‘Honey Festival’ in Tehran

‘Honey Festival’ in Tehran‘Honey Festival’ in Tehran

The third ‘Honey Festival’ in support of honey producers and supply of healthy products is underway at Eshragh Cultural Center in Tehran, hosting producers from 30 provinces, said Effat Raeisi, general director of the National Association of Beekeepers.

Pointing to the 10 types of honey produced in the country, she said the festival comprises five sections including: honey, food, souvenir and handicrafts, children, and workshops, along with local musical and theatre performances,” reports Iran Agriculture News Agency.

The inaugural function on February 19 saw the introduction of a sugar-free one-ton cake in a bee-shaped design baked by ten confectioners in 10 days at Soldoosh Confectionary - well-known in the capital - in which the bakers used honey to encourage healthy nutrition habits.

Part of the cake was distributed among the visitors, and the rest given to charity institutions.

Other honey by-products like bee pollen are displayed, Raeisi said, hoping to improve Iranian diet by introducing healthy food at such festivals.

The ceremony was attended by a number of officials and Tehran city managers.

Festival manager Alireza Zandvakili, welcoming the participants, said Tehran’s Cultural-Artistic Organization holds different festivals in the city aimed at lifestyle improvement.

“Honey is a symbol of healthy nutrition according to Islamic and scientific sources,” he noted.

The festival concludes on February 28.