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Article by Felicia Alvarez

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:11

AZERBAIJAN- BEEKEEPING PROJECT

A dynamic subtropical climate, abundant and diverse flora, and highly-valued native honeybees are just a few of the natural advantages that have made beekeeping a centuries-old tradition in Azerbaijan’s Caucasus Mountains. Yet despite these auspicious conditions, Azerbaijan’s beekeeping sector is performing below expectations and far from its full potential. To address the underlying economic and biological problems that are stifling honey production, a newly-launched FAO project will help Azerbaijan improve the productivity of local honey bees and train beekeepers to manage their colonies more effectively.

The City of Granadilla de Abpma has built a honey extraction  and packaging room for beekeepers in the municipality, at Finca Las Crucitas, after the progressive increase in the number of hives, which have reached a thousand.

Cesar Armando Rosales Cancino, SAGARPA delegate, added that in the months of January, February, March and April, 1,376 tons of honey were obtained "We're  expecting a good year for honey production this year, as in the month April production was 551 tons,  representing an increase of around 10% compared to the same month last year when 510 tonnes were obtained.

Since 2007, imports of Chinese honey have been multiplied by five for the first time exceeded 15,000 tonnes last season. According to COAG, the importation of Chinese honey represents unfair competition for Spanish beekeepers, as the Asian giant's legislation allows the use of pesticides and antibiotics banned in the European Union and continued downward pressure on prices our honey in origin. Given this "worrying" situation, during a forthcoming meeting of COAG beekeeping reiterate the Ministry of Agriculture detailing mandatory country of origin on the labeling to ensure freedom of choice for consumers

FAO’s food price index, which tracks the prices of major food commodities on international markets, is at its lowest level since June 2010, and 19.2% lower than a year ago. It declined 1.2% in April compared to March.

On the May 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about efforts to restore pollinator habitats. Guests: Dr. Eric Mussen, internationally known bee expert, who served for 38 years as Extension apiculturist at UC Davis and Ellen Zagory, director of public horticulture at UC Davis Arboretum and Public Gardens

The Queen Bee rearing programme is a new innovative idea for the Princesshay City Bee Project. It will be led by head beekeeper Jason Wallis, of WeeTree Nurseries. The project, now in its third year, houses four hives with approximately 60,000 bees working them daily.

Monday, 11 May 2015 10:35

GHANA- ARRESTED A FAKE HONEY DEALER

A 23-year-old man has been arrested by the Prampram District police in connection with the sale of fake honey – purported mixture of jaggery and sugar with ghee. According to police preliminary investigations, black seeds oil, sugar and waste food supplement were some of the items the accused person mixed to manufacture the fake honey.

In Zapotlán el Grande; one of the leading honey producers municipalities that contribute to Jalisco ranks third in the country with 5,940 tons annually; President of the Commission on Livestock in the State Congress, Congresswoman Norma Angélica Cordero Prado, unveiled the conclusions of the four Regional Forums Beekeeping Consultation and Analysis. They were conducted over five months in order to enrich what will be his bill Beekeeping Development and Protection Agents Pollinators of Jalisco, which could be ready this year.

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