Iranian Honey

Iran Honey

How much honey is produced by Iran annually

about 79’000 of honey have been produced by Iran, there are about 75,000 documented people who are actively in the industry of beekeeping and there are about 6.7 million colonies in the whole country which are producing bulk Iranian honey. On annual basis Iran is said to produce around 79,000 tons of honey and exports around 5,000 tons in the world market. Iran stands for the fourth stage for consecutive years (fallowed by China, Turkey and the USA).

all the honey is produced by Iran is not as pure as you know about that, because of different reasons such as:

some of the beekeepers feed the honeybees with liquid sucrose, firs to increase the productivity and the second, protect bees from lake of nutrients because they sell about much of the honey which is produced by honeybees so they put liquid sucrose which is produced by regular sugar.

on the other side of coin there are producers which believe in sustainability and ethics of high quality products, who try to increase the quality as much as possible and sell their products with affordable price to compensate expenses of production and cost of living as well.

China stands as the first honey producer in the world and supply over 27%of the world honey consumption, but there is a big difference between quality and quantity, we shouldn’t tag on every sweet liquid mater as natural and pure honey.

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Damavand honey

some of the beekeepers feed the honeybees with liquid sucrose, firs to increase the productivity and the second, protect bees from lake of nutrients because they sell about much of the honey which is produced by honeybees so they put liquid sucrose which is produced by regular sugar.

 

Definitely, the honey which is produced by this tactic is different in both flavor and taste (in comparison of Natural honey).

on the other side of coin there are producers which believe in sustainability and ethics of high quality products, who try to increase the quality as much as possible and sell their products with affordable price to compensate expenses of production and cost of living as well.

 

Damavand is located about 60km to the east of Tehran, mountainous geography and special weather condition make the city suitable for different proposes.

Main products of Damavand are Apple, Honey and Walnuts, because of the reasons which are mentioned the famous varieties of apples are, Red Delicious, Gala and Golden Delicious which have been grown for centuries.

 

Honey

Honey is another product which Damavand is known for that. Natural Iranian honey as one of the best hony which has been produced with it’s special traditions that are inherited chest by chest from grandparents to fathers later fathers to children.

everyday bees travel over 40km to collect mountainous flowers from long distances to make pure Iranian honey.

Bulk thyme and beneficial medical plants honey
Jars of Thyme Honey

in average Damavand produce over 300’000 kg of high quality iranian honey every year if you make a comparison between population and the level of production, every single person produces 6.2 Kg honey.

Vegetation

The vegetation of Damavand is pretty varied, for instance, up to the north of Damavand city, Caspian flowers grow abundantly, down to the south are plain plants, to the east because of characters of the region Thyme and Milkvetches are dominated plants so the characteristics of the honey that is produced by the pollen that is collected from the flowers which grow to the east of damavand reflects the sense of mountainous Thyme and Thyme honey strongly as well.