Number of bee colonies up in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 8
By Jeyhun Alakbarov – Trend:
In 2018, 3,000 tons of honey were produced in Azerbaijan, Badraddin Hasratov, chairman of the Azerbaijan Beekeepers Association, told Trend on Jan. 7.
"Moreover, 65-70 percent of the country's population is provided with honey produced in the country," he said.
Khasratov added that the number of bee colonies increased in 2018 compared to 2017.
"According to the available data, there were 300,000 bee colonies in the country,” he said. “Presently, there are 400,000 bee colonies and grants have been given for the maintenance of 270,000 of them."
“The skills and knowledge of beekeepers should be improved,” he added.
“On average, each bee colony gives up to ten kilograms of honey,” he said. “This figure is very small compared to the figure in leading countries. If certain measures are carried out, volume of honey from each bee colony can be increased up to 25-30 kilograms."