Breeding of bees and the production of honey have become a common activity among farmers in Albania, since the relief and climate conditions favor this type of business. But, despite the huge potentials this activity has in country, most of the production comes from the familiar businesses which cultivate a modest number of hives.
INSTAT statistics show that during a year, Albanian farmers produce about three tones of honey, mainly farmers in the southeast area of the country. Farmers say this is a promising business and many are interested in investing and developing this culture but they must establish and cultivate bees in the northern regions of Albania, too.
In Saranda city, the production of honey makes about 10% of the total production in country, leading also in the number of hives.
Honey gets sold in the domestic market and exported as well, since the demand for it is high. This product is well known by science and experts as very rich in nutritious. The consumption of honey is recommended by scientists and doctors since it helps in the improvement of memory and has found use in the pharmaceutics as well.
News source/photo credits: ATA