Iranian-made honey has ranked third, for the first time in 90 years, in the 45th edition of APIMONDIA, the International Apiculture Congress, held in Turkey.
With efforts made by the Iranian National Beekeeping Support Fund, a bronze medal was given to Iranian honey in the Commercial Honey Section of the 45th APIMONDIA, a Farsi report by IANA said.
APIMONDIA or International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations promotes scientific, ecological, social and economic apicultural development in all countries and the cooperation of beekeepers` associations, scientific bodies and of individuals involved in apiculture worldwide.
The name APIMONDIA is a compound word made of two words; ‘api’ referring to honey bees, and ‘mondia’ referring to the world.
Iran’s achievement in the 45th APIMONDIA reveals that the Iranian honey occupies a significant place in the honey market across the world. The new medal will pave the way for more presence of the Iranian honey in the international markets.
It’s noteworthy that the Iranian honey was sent from Lorestan region.
The seven-day APIMONDIA kicked off on September 29. The participants included China, Turkey, the US, the UK, India, Nigeria and Germany.
Iranian beekeepers had 12 booths in this exhibition.