In the plateaus that stand out with their rich vegetation in Muş (a province of Eastern Anatolia region) migratory beekeepers began their organic honey shift.
With its natural water resources and rich flora, producers have embarked on organic honey in the high-altitude plateaus that host beekeepers from different parts of the country.
Producers who take care of their bees in the plateau, where they spend most of their time for organic honey, expect a high yield due to the high rainfall this year.
“Our province attracts beekeepers”
Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry Mehmet Aydın, in his statement, said that this year, unlike previous years, they started to get good yields in honey production.
Explaining that the climatic conditions of the plateaus and the rich flora they possess add quality to the honey obtained, Aydın said: “We have an expectation of 700 tonnes of annual honey production in the province. We think that 90 million liras will contribute to the economy of the province. We currently have 53 thousand domestic hives in our region. Our migratory beekeepers have 350 thousand hives. Our city attracts beekeepers due to the presence of many herbs such as agave and thyme that give honey aromatic taste.”
Stating that the high production of honey this year made beekeepers happy, Aydın added, “This year has been a very productive year in terms of beekeeping. The climatic conditions were very suitable. Our beekeepers started to harvest honey in order to get the return of their efforts for months. We hope its contribution to the economy will be great.”