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  • HONEY PRODUCTION

    Honey has established itself as the best alternative to synthesized sugar as such it is priced high in the international market with a high demand on the product. There exists a large export market for honey on the global stage; with the European Union accounting for approximately 20-25% of the world’s consumption. In 2017 Iranian Beekeepers produced 80000 tons of Honey from (the 7.5 million bee colonies present in the country) of which more than 5000 tons were exported. Iran ranks fourth in the world in terms of number of colonies and eighths as regards honey production.Due to the diverse climate as well as the abundance in the number of natural herbs & flowers, the quality of iranian honey is very high & rich. There is also a good percentage of honey bees which feed from the vast palm trees fruits & Konar tree family nectars & Saffron flowers. Iran has the potential to produce a lot more honey than it does now, specially in the area of honey byproducts.

  • Honey is an entirely natural product free of additives and preservatives.  The date mentioned on jars is just an indication of freshness, but honey can be kept for years and retain its flavor and original taste characteristics.
  • Byproducts of Honey

Beeswax – it’s an important by product from bee keeping after the honey has been pressed from the comb and the comb melted down. There is ready local and international market for beeswax.

Application of BeesWax

Used in manufacturing of candles, softening of leather, polishes, cosmetics, crayons, shaving creams( to prevent drying) and other cream soap etc.

  • It is used in the preparation of medicine
  • Used in manufacturing of foundation sheets for hives.
  • Floor polishing.
  • Leather waterproof
  • Grafting wax for horticultural purposes

 

Bee pollen – is the principal source of protein, fat amino acid, minerals and vitamins required for growth and development of bees. They could be collected with pollen traps placed at the flight entrance of the hive to collect the pollen pellets. Average of 100 – 250 gm of pollens could bee gathered per colony per day.

Uses of Bee Pollen

  • Pollens  is eatable
  • It can be used to feed bees solely or mixed with honey (bee bread)
  • It is used in producing high quality jelly and cosmetics

 

Propolis- This is a resin collected from plants by bees. The most prominent color is black, but it could also be red, green, yellow or ink. It is sticky and glue type. It is used in the preparation of antibiotics e.g. Penicillin, It has therapeutic qualities & use.

 

  • Due to the diverse climate as well as the abundance in the number of natural herbs & flowers, the quality of iranian honey is very high & rich. There is also a good percentage of honey bees which feed from the vast palm trees fruits & Konar tree family nectars. Iran has the potential to produce a lot more honey than it does now, specially in the area of honey byproducts.

  • Honey is an entirely natural product free of additives and preservatives.  The date mentioned on jars is just an indication of freshness, but honey can be kept for years and retain its flavor and original taste characteristics.

 

             

 

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