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Beekeeping action plan from the Ministry!

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı announced that they will provide additional support per hive to migratory beekeepers and young and female beekeepers in the new support model to be announced soon.

Underlining that Türkiye ranks 2nd in the world in honey production, Minister Yumaklı stated that beekeepers have benefited from supports since 2003.

İbrahim Yumaklı

“Our honey production, which was 74 thousand tonnes in 2002, increased to 115 thousand tonnes in 2023”

Emphasising that 1.6 billion liras of support was provided to the sector until 2023, Yumaklı said, “With the effect of the support provided, there has been a great spike in the number of beehives, honey production and beekeeping enterprises. Our honey production, which was 74 thousand tonnes in 2002, rose to 115 thousand tonnes in 2023. At the same time, we ramped up the number of beehives from 4.1 million to 9.2 million. Our aim is to boost the number of hives as well as to boost the yield and quality of honey per hive.”

Minister Yumaklı also stated that as the ministry, they continue their work on 5 main axes and explained, “These are; productivity, quality, sustainability, registration and investment in the sector. We will take steps around these 5 main axes in beekeeping. In this context, in our new support model, additional support per hive will be given to migratory beekeepers and young and female producers.”

Beekeeping action plan from the Ministry…

Pointing out that national and international studies on the effects of climate change on honey bees are continuing, Yumaklı added, “In order to eliminate the effects of climate change on bees, we have started to work on the implementation of the Beekeeping Action Plan. We will do this by bringing together representatives of relevant public institutions, universities and the private sector. With the action plan that will cover issues such as the development of beekeeping with regional breeds and ecotypes, protection of vegetation, beekeeping management, combating diseases and pests, we will aim to minimise the effects of climate change on bees.”

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